Students from The National Star College in Gloucestershire have been to Parliament today.
They've helped launch a campaign for young people with disabilities to have more say in choosing their college.
Ken Goodwin reports:-
Students from The National Star College in Gloucestershire are going to the Houses of Parliament today.
They are helping to launch a campaign enabling young people with disabilities to have more say in choosing their college. The college's principal, Kathryn Rudd, says students have real difficulty getting access to a specialist places of further education.
Rebecca Hime shows why she feels Gloucestershire County Council should take urgent action on potholes in her Cheltenham street. She says it makes it very difficult to get about in her wheelchair. The council says it is aware of the problem but has to tackle problems on main roads first.
People in a street in Cheltenham are pleading with their council to get potholes filled in.
There are several wheelchair users who live in adapted
accommodation in Selkirk Gardens, but they have trouble crossing the road because it is rutted with dozens of potholes.
The Prime Minister says disabled students at the National Star College in Cheltenham should not suffer from a change in the way it's funded. The area's MP, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, claims that its future is in doubt as money will be allocated by local authorities rather than centrally.
Denise Anstey from Bristol has invented an innovative walking stick but is not earning money from it. She has presented a petition to Downing Street calling for better protection for inventions. We hear from her and local MP Jack Lopresti who is backing her campaign.
A business woman from Bristol has handed in a petition to Downing Street calling for greater legal protection for inventions. Denise Anstey says her award-winning design for a walking stick is being copied and she can't afford legal action.
Ben McBean who served with Taunton-based 40 Commando, lost a leg and an arm in Afghanistan. He could lose his weekly allowance but says he can only get about in constant pain on an artificial limb he had to buy himself. Eli-Louise Wringe has his story.
Maria Miller MP, Minister for Disabled People, says it is important that people who no longer need help have their benefits stopped
A Royal Marine who lost an arm and a leg while serving on the frontline in Afghanistan has criticised government plans on cuts in disability allowance.
Ben McBean, who's from Plymouth, served with Taunton-based 40 Commando. He fears he'll lose his benefits under the plans and says they are 'a joke'.
The government says the new system is fairer and gets the money to those who need it most.