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Inclusivity theme for UN Disability Day campaign

The United Nations has held a International Day of Persons with Disabilities this week.

Paul and his girlfriend Sheetal Credit: ITV News Central

Paul Maddison has learning difficulties and has been helped to grow in confidence and learn new skills by a charity called Glebe House in Loughborough. They provide support for adults and children with learning difficulties and autism.

Paul is a part-time admin worker in their office and carries out general duties like photocopying, shredding and filing. He loves it and says the staff are really good to him. He also met his girlfriend Sheetal on a day out with other people from Glebe House. They've been together for five years and say they are very happy.

Amin Kafai volunteers at a charity shop Credit: ITV News Central

Amin Kafai has Downs Syndrome, and also goes to Glebe House. He's been helped to get a volunteering post at the Rainbows charity shop in Loughborough. He prices up items, tidies up in the shop and gets on really well with all the other volunteers.

Staff at Glebe House make sure he gets there and back safely. He says volunteering really helps to improve his communication skills.

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More than a billion people worldwide have a form of disability
Louise Cooke featured in our first report of this series Credit: ITV News Central

Watch our first report in this series: https://www.itv.com/news/central/2018-12-03/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities/

There's more on the United Nations awareness campaign here: http://www.un.org/en/events/disabilitiesday/