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An Inside Look at The Disability Union with George Baker

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Release Date: 06/14/2021

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Our guest this episode is the founder of The Disability Union in the United Kingdom, George Baker. George founded the first union by and for disabled people and carers because he believes that “the only way to further disability rights and increase inclusion is for all disabled people to work together and support each other.” He shares with Martyn the impetus for the union, how it operates, and the benefit it brings to members.