999 MENTAL HEALTH EXPLOSION!

NHS call centres are being swamped by people with mental health problems, taking one plea for help every three minutes. Figures show that 999 and...

‘HOLBY CITY’ TO SHINE A LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH

Airing late August Holby City is dedicating a whole episode to the subject of mental health. Much of the action in the show will take place...

WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!

By Sylvia Mac In July I joined a large group of people for a Body Positive Catwalk led by America's Next Top Model runner-up Khrystyana. I...

EVEN PARLIAMENT GOES #ALLin

Two Cabinet Ministers, Two Shadow Cabinet Ministers and Nine MPs are now #ALLin Ambassadors. And with British and Hollywood Actresses also joining our movement we are...

GOVERNMENT U-TURN ON BENEFITS PAYOUT

Although the Government's u-turn to pay back benefits (it had said earlier it wouldn't) has been welcomed there is still criticism that it was...

FUNDING DISABLED THEATRE AND DANCE ARTISTS

A new 4 million euros fund, led by the British Council, will help disabled theatre and dance artists advance their careers internationally. This professional...

TRUSTEES WANTED AT DISABILITY RIGHTS UK

Disability Rights UK are disabled people leading change and they are looking for new Trustees to join their board from January 2019. Trustee elections will take...

THE DISABILITY GAP

The UK has a persistent disability employment gap which is currently over 30 percentage points. This gap, although showing some improvement, with an increase...

GUESS WHO SAYS DRIVER ONLY TRAINS ARE ‘TOXIC’ FOR DISABLED PASSENGERS?

THE GOVERNMENT'S OWN ADVISERS! In 2016, The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) sent its advices to the Department of Transport. The committee's chairman, Keith Richards, wrote; "We...

A CALL TO YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS

The *Special Rapporteur (definition explained later) would like to invite all interested individuals and organisations in the United Kingdom working on issues related to...

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GETTING INTO SPORT FOLLOWING AN AMPUTATION

A recent report, commissioned by TBI LAW (specialists in hospital negligence claims - click here for more details) has explored how amputees can still enjoy sport. The...