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Skill National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

New home at Disability Rights UK

Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities closed on April 4th 2011. Following a period of financial difficulty, Skill's Board of Trustees decided it was no longer viable to keep the charity open.

The Chair of Skills' Board of Trustees, Peter Little OBE said "This was a sad day for all of us. We had appointed an outstanding new Chief Executive and agreed a clear strategy to reduce our costs and turn around our finances, but in the end time was against us".

Although Skill will not be returning in its previous form, Disability Rights UK has been supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) for the past three years to fill part of the gap. The following services are available.

Some parts of the Skill website are continuing to be hosted as a free information archive to researchers and disability practitioners.



Skill reception

Many thanks to everyone who attended the reception at the House of Lords on 7th July to celebrate the work of Skill. Here are some photos as a reminder of a very enjoyable evening and some of the people who helped to shape Skill over the years.




Into Teaching

The Skill video and written case studies and other project materials are still available at



Young people  

The Skill young people's website is still available


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