FOOD BANK USE INCREASES BY THIRTEEN PER CENT

The Trussell Trust Charity has said that if the five-week minimum wait for Universal Credit payment is not reduced, the only way to prevent...

£56BN FOR HS2 – MONEY WELL SPENT, OR MONEY MADNESS?

£56,000,000,000 for HS2. And who's counting? Could it be £65bn or even, as some people are suggesting, £75bn? But even if comes in at budget...

SUICIDE – AND WHY WE NEED A PREVENTION MINISTER

The Health Minister, Jackie Doyle-Price, has been appointed Minister for Suicide Prevention. This is a new post and she will lead a taskforce of...

MANAGING GUILT AS A DEMENTIA CARER

Caring for a person with dementia can be very challenging. You're likely to experience an extreme range of emotions, one of which is often...

40% OF PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES NOT DIAGNOSED IN CHILDHOOD

Two out of five people with learning disabilities are not diagnosed in childhood and, even if they are they will likely die before they...

DISABILITY TALK EXCLUSIVE: THE DEPARTMENT FOR WORK & PENSIONS – OUR QUESTIONS, THEIR ANSWERS

We asked the 'Department For Work & Pensions' whether they employed enough disabled people bearing in mind that a great deal of their work...

UNIVERSAL CREDIT SURVEY – WE WOULD LIKE YOUR HELP

Universal Credit is a new benefit which is being introduced in the UK. It will replace 6 other benefits including Employment and Support Allowance. Its...

DISABILITY & POVERTY

Statistics recently released show that nearly 50% of people classified as living in poverty were found to be living in a family with a...

WHEN WILL HOLLYWOOD START CARING ABOUT DISABILITY REPRESENTATION?

Jenni Gold has written and directed a documentary called 'CinemAbility'. Starring Ben Affleck, Michael Apted and Adam Arkin it examines the ever-changing portrayals of...

OUR ARMED FORCES AND THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Illness is common and can affect anyone, including serving and ex-members of the armed forces and their families. While some people cope by getting...

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