The hidden economic benefits of accessible housing

New research uncovers the urgent need for accessible housing to be made available to be bought or rented by disabled people in the UK. Read more...


Ambitious about Autism

Ambitious College is exactly that - ambitious. The only college in London specialising solely in working with young people with complex autism, it provides experiences to its students that no one thought possible. Read more...


Children's homes are criminalising children

Children living in children's homes are being criminalised at excessively high rates compared to other boys and girls, including those in other types of care, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform.. Read more...

Commission calls for review of UK hate crime strategy

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is calling for a full-scale review of the UK’s hate crime laws and strategies as part of a new national drive to defeat the recent dramatic rise in race hate crime. Read more...

Integration-on Ice

The Sweden-based Somalia Bandy team didn’t win a single match in their third consecutive World Championships, but they’re still going strong, and drawing big crowds of supporters. Read more...



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    The Citizen Online is written and published by The Citizens Trust, a charity supporting disadvantaged people. Under the mission statement, "The Voice of Conscience for a Caring Nation", we produced the Disability Times, a national monthly newspaper for disabled people, their families, carers and friends. We also provided Dis-Ability Update, a weekly service on Channel 4 Teletext.

    The Citizen Online is a combination of an online newspaper and the accessible 'soundbites' provided by the old Teletext service. By presenting some of the struggles, aims and victories of people from different backgrounds, it aims to encourage the understanding essential for harmony within our diverse society. We hope readers will find things of interest within most categories; the communities may be different, but the stories and the needs are so often the same.


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    The Citizens Trust is one of London's leading providers of Welfare to Work programmes for people from many different backgrounds, especially those hardest to reach.

    The Trust specialises in offering services above and beyond the normal scope of employability provision. By taking all needs into account, it offers a caring atmosphere in which the most vulnerable participants can achieve success.