Illustration showing disabled people being excluded from Bristol's Clean Air Zone (CAZ) (image: Sophia Checkley)

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The cost of clean air: how Bristol’s CAZ has left disabled people feeling forgotten

Disabled people can be badly affected by air pollution, and many support the aims of Bristol's Clean Air Zone (CAZ). But there are questions as to whether the council has done enough to consider the knock-on effects on their lives.

Blind people facing ‘ongoing’ discrimination by taxi services, local organisations say

Calls for urgent independent inquiry into Bristol council surveillance of SEND parents

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Council scraps funding support for special needs charity amid surveillance row

The council is expected to face questions this week over the surveillance operation of parents with disabled children, but it denies that the removal of funding support for a charity involved in the row is related.

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Autistic woman wins damages after police put ‘false and misleading’ information on her record

In Disrepair: Bristol's broken renting system

Revealed: The Disabled Bristolians waiting months and years to live in accessible homes

Locked out of nature: Making Bristol’s parks accessible to Disabled people

Being outdoors is vital to our wellbeing, even more so during a pandemic, but for Disabled people, getting out into nature is harder than ever.

‘Marginalised people are worse affected by the housing crisis’: the Bristol renters facing discrimination and bias

Bristol City Council have pledged to stamp out discrimination in the private rental sector. But it’s not always clear cut.

Police denied autistic woman access to appropriate adult after suicide attempt

A second complaint has been upheld against Avon and Somerset Police over their treatment of a woman who says she has suffered years of hate crime.

Author of damning report into autism services criticises police response, praises council and health services

Sir Stephen Bubb speaks to the Cable about the response to his independent report, which last week exposed serious failings of people with autism and learning disabilities by multiple agencies in Bristol.

‘We’re not families that you can trample on.’ Mothers speak out on failings of sons with autism and learning disabilities

After years of fighting to get the right care for their sons, families speak to the Cable about the report published today that identifies serious failings.

Revealed: Local services slammed for serious failings of people with autism and learning disabilities

In an independent report published today, Sir Stephen Bubb said very little has changed in support for people with learning disabilities since he wrote a report on the Winterbourne View scandal. Families who have been left scarred speak to the Cable.