Category Archives: Gareth Millward

Gareth Millward is working towards his PhD under the supervision of Dr Martin Gorsky at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His thesis is on the topic of ‘Disability in the Welfare State: Defining, Defending and Dividing Disability post 1970′. You can browse his contributions to the blog below.

Feature: The Influence of Disability Organisations

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For our October feature article, Gareth Millward expands on his paper on how disability organisations have attempted to influence policymaking in Britain since the 1960s, which won the New Researchers Prize at the VAHS’s recent international research conference at the University of Huddersfield. … Continue reading

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How much importance should we put on “great (wo)men”?

How important are famous individuals? It seems that “great (wo)men” histories have become less and less important in the wider discipline of history. Yet we have many examples of organisations where one or two leaders have been seemingly central to … Continue reading

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Campaigning through the Courts

Occasionally in the news we see examples of people taking the government to court with the backing of voluntary organisations. Some have even gone to court with the government to attack other vested interests. They can even use the legal … Continue reading

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Spartacus Report – New Form of Voluntary Action?

The internet is a wonderful thing. You should know. You’re reading it. For disabled people it can be a liberating tool, allowing those with restricted mobility the opportunity to interact with the world in a way unthinkable even twenty years … Continue reading

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Rustling Brands – Changing Names, Changing Identities

You probably didn’t see the news in December that United Response, which runs homes for people with learning disabilities, has a new logo. According to Third Sector, the rebrand cost £3,500. You will also probably not be surprised to know that … Continue reading

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