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About Katherine Wedell

Katherine Wedell is a campaigner and parent carer of a boy living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Follow her on @KatherineWedell and at

Articles by Katherine Wedell

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Reliant on kindness? How austerity is undermining the 2010 Equality Act

Reliance on kindness, in law and in public services, has no place in a democracy based on equal citizenship – but it’s the consequence of austerity.

It’s the vulnerable who pay when councils outsource – a personal story of special needs transport

Outsourcing services, combined with ‘austerity’, leads to inadequate oversight and corner cutting – and leaves service users vulnerable to injury, even death.

The real life damage of local authority cuts

Our son, and many like him, will suffer acutely from the cuts being proposed by Oxfordshire County Council.

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