10 Ways To Make Your Event Accessible To All

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When running an event for the public, you have a legal and moral obligation to ensure the event can be accessed by all. If someone with a disability finds an event difficult to navigate and enjoy due to a lack of accessibility, not only will you have failed to meet their expectations, but they might […]

10 People With Disabilities Who Will Inspire You

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When it comes to great achievements, having a disability shouldn’t hold you back. Here are ten inspiring people who have achieved greatness: 1. Ludwig van Beethoven Being arguably one of the best composers in history is no small feat. What makes it extraordinary is that he was deaf for the last 25 years of his […]

How To Cope As A New Carer Of A Loved One

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When someone you love suddenly needs care for a physical and/or mental impairment, it isn’t just their lives that are going to change, yours will too. There will be a significant impact on your life should you become their primary carer. Caring for a loved one is a rewarding life. You know you are making […]

David’s Story: Five Years Later

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Back in 2012 we published an article about David Chennells. David had suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2007 and shared his story with one of our writers, Catherine Ridge. In 2017, 5 years later, Catherine caught up with David as he led a sponsored walk around his home town: Crowds gathered around Esquires Coffee House […]

Grow Your Own Veg?

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Grow your own veg? As well as it being a wonderful way to eat healthy and keep active, you may also be able to help with some important new research being carried out by The University of Sheffield. The MYHarvest scheme plans to make a record of how much food is produced by green fingered […]

A guide to getting your dream job

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A recent green paper published by the Work and Pensions secretary, Damian Green, has discovered that about 5 out of 10 disabled people have a job, which is significantly less than the 8 in 10 non-disabled people who are in employment. Discrimination, inequalities, and prejudice contribute to this disparity. The UK government is doing its […]

Let children with disabilities have a voice

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Just like everybody else, children with disabilities have the same right to express their views and be consulted about decisions which affect their wellbeing. Sounds simple and straight forward enough, doesn’t it? However, there are barriers that children with disabilities encounter when communicating their needs. This makes necessary the development of certain key listening skills […]

Autism: the “invisible” disability

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Adeane Tindall’s 13-year-old son, Max, was diagnosed with autism at the age of four, and it has been an uphill struggle. She told The Guardian: “We know that Max’s disability isn’t visible, but that doesn’t make it any less real. In fact, it’s tackling the issue head-on that has enabled him to achieve so much”. […]

Mental Health: No one is immune

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Stephen Fry is a celebrity who has been extremely open about his struggles with mental health. As part of a series created by the Heads Together campaign, he has now appeared in a video speaking to his psychiatrist about his mental health break down. This week has also seen the Princes William and Harry open […]

Being Disabled in Britain: A Journey Less Equal

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A new report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has demonstrated, once again, what many people with disabilities know from hard life experience. Being disabled in Britain reduces your life chances. Not because of any disability, but because of decreased opportunity to participate. Disabled people have far less prospects of obtaining employment than […]