Charities ‘deeply concerned’ by planned changes to disability benefit

The heads of more than 30 charities have written to the disabilities minister stating that they are "deeply concerned" by proposed changes to a...

Dawn Butler stands up for British Sign Language in parliament

Yesterday I made history by becoming the first member of parliament to ask a question in the House of Commons using British Sign Language...

Robotic exosuit will help stroke victims

Stroke patients who have difficulty walking may soon benefit from an invention developed in the United States. A team of researchers has created a...

CAN EYE TESTS SPOT DEMENTIA?

It is possible that a simple eye test could detect the early signs of dementia. US researchers have found that that the thinning of...

MORE DISABLED BY 2047

About 1.5 million men and 2.1 million women over 65 will be physically disabled by 2047, according to a study in BMJ Open.  Caroline Abrahams of...

I’M HANDING MY MEDAL BACK

A heartbroken Bethany Woodward has handed back her relay medal she won from an event in the past four years saying that one of...

NEARLY HALF OF GIRLS HAVE SELF-HARMED

This is a staggering and very depressing statistic. First of all let's look at the definition of self-harming. When someone intentionally damages or injures their...

GOVIA’S NEW TIMETABLE IS AN INSULT TO DISABLED PASSENGERS!

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) said the latest instruction from 'Govia Thameslink Railway' (GTR) tells staff not to attempt to place people...

JURYS INNS & SCOPE .. COMMERCE WORKING WITH CHARITY

Jurys Inn, the hotel group, has announced a two year partnership with SCOPE charity to change attitudes towards disability in the workplace. As well as holding fundraising...

MENTAL HEALTH SUFFERERS GET BLUE-BADGE PARKING PERMITS

The Blue Badge Scheme has been extended to people with mental health conditions. It represents the biggest overhaul of disabled parking in 40 years. The new rules...

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