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“I WANT TO GO HOME”

Advice from the Alzheimer's Society when asked the question "I want to go home." It is not uncommon for a person with dementia in residential...

AN INTERVIEW WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY’S EMMA VOGELMANN

Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 70,000 people living with muscle wasting conditions in the UK. They bring together people affected by more...

ANDREA LEADSOM SPEAKS EXCLUSIVELY TO DISABILITY TALK

By Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons As the home of our democracy and the heart of our nation's public...

I BELIEVE THAT SOCIETY IS MOVING IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION – THE Rt. Hon...

"We hear a lot of abusive and discriminatory voices in society - particularly through Twitter and other forms of social media. But it is...

GAVIN PATTERSON, CEO OF BT, GIVES US HIS THOUGHTS ON DISABILITY

Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, BT Group BT's commitment to disability inclusion for its customers, its people and the wider community As Chief Executive of one...

THE DISABILITY VIEWS OF THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

From the leaders correspondence team We have been clear that seeking to "balance the books on the backs of the poor and disabled ... is...

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THE NHS LONG TERM PLAN FOR MENTAL HEALTH

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TIME TO TALK DAY 2019

Time to Talk day (Thursday 7th February) falls within 'Childrens Mental Health Awareness Week', making it the perfect time to get your school opening...

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Tina Weaver is the Chief Executive of the charity 'Wellbeing Of Women'. It is dedicated to improving the health of women and babies, to...

PROMOTING DISABLED PEOPLE

We recently posted an article titled 'Fashion And The Disabled Girl' which has prompted many of our site visitors to tell us how little...

LET’S CONGRATULATE THE NATIONAL THEATRE & SPOTLIGHT

Long overdue but at last a breakthrough! The National Theatre together with Spotlight have compiled a database of Actors with disabilities. We know from our own American correspondent, Hollywood...

DISABILITY IS THE ONE DISCRIMINATION WE ALL SEEM TO IGNORE AND...

Disability Talk has received kind permission from Saira Khan, Steve Wood and the Sunday Mirror to reproduce the following article. Saira Khan admits she rarely encounters disability and wants to change...

THE BODYKIND FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL OF BODY ACCEPTANCE - 13-15 OCTOBER .. TOTNES Bodykind, who are hosting the festival, are a grassroots, non-profit, whole community event organisers, with the aim...

THE WILLIAM MERRITT CENTRE ANNOUNCE NEW ACCESSABILLITY EXHIBITION

The William Merritt Centre are pleased to announce the new name for their annual exhibition is the AccessAbility Exhibition. It will take place on...

CAN I BOOK A CURRY? – OH, AND CAN YOU BUY A RAMP?

A lamb Korma, a portion of pilau rice and a side order of sag aloo. Oh, and a ramp at the entrance to your restaurant please! By Martyn Sibley Here's a strong example of education and...

PERFECTION IS STAGNATION!

By guest contributor Martyn Sibley "Happy New Year to you all! I hope the festive break was relaxing, fun and rejuvenating". "I had a huge realisation over the festive period that I want to share. It's...

CHANGING THE WORLD – WITH MARTYN SIBLEY & AJIT NAWALKHA

By Martyn Sibley "After 18 episodes of interviewing the cream of the crop in disabled talent, I'm tweaking the show's format. There'll still be disabled guests, but not every time". Martyn Sibley "You see, I want to...

BAKING BLIND IN SAN FRANCISCO

Penny Melville-Brown of Hampshire, UK, captures the essence of her Baking Blind world tour in a five minute 'soundscape' video specially designed for other visually impaired people. CLICK HERE to watch But it still has plenty of...

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