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Walk to highlight disabled plight

Up to 200 people have marched through Bluewater shopping centre in Kent to raise awareness about disabilities.

People with physical and learning disabilities, support workers, families and councillors took part.

They are campaigning for equipment that can help people to speak or use computers to be provided by social services or primary care trusts.

The two kilometre (1.2m) march has been organised by North Kent Advocacy Scheme (NKAS) and started at 1200 BST.

A spokeswoman for NKAS said: "If enough people come along and show their support someone in the powers that be office will have to listen."

She said Bluewater was happy to provide the shopping centre as a venue after they had worked together over the introduction of special high support needs toilet facilities.




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