People With Disabilities

Everyone Has A Right To Sporting Opportunities, Not Just The Talented Few

Andy Dalby-Welsh | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Sport
Andy Dalby-Welsh

everybody banner We can all do more to reduce the fear factors amongst disabled people and those organising activities. Disabled people's fear is likely to be greater than providers. The barriers they may have to overcome in reaching the session can be huge.

Dogs That Open Doors

Lucy Watts MBE | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Watts MBE

Most people have heard of Guide Dogs, also often miscommunicated as "Blind Dogs". However, few have heard about many of the ways dogs can physically and metaphorically open doors for people with disabilities and medical conditions, leading them to improved independence, better quality of life and enhanced mental and physical wellbeing.

Changing The Lives Of Disabled People In South Sudan: The Real Impact Of The Humanitarian Disability Charter

Aleema Shivji | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Aleema Shivji

Nine years since I was last here, I'm back in South Sudan, the world's newest nation. Part of the work I am doing here, with our team, is to implement...

Disabled People Must Have Their Voice Heard At The Ballot Box

Neil Heslop OBE | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Neil Heslop OBE

Up to 13 million disabled voters like me will be heading to polling stations this week. It's no understatement to say that we could tip the balance in...

No One Should Be Left Behind In A Crisis

Aleema Shivji | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK
Aleema Shivji

One year ago, the ground-breaking Charter on the 'Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action' was launched at the World Humanitarian...

The Budget Lacks Detail for People Living With Disabilities, Like Multiple Sclerosis

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Politics
Michelle Mitchell

While there were a few glimmers of hope in the Chancellor's speech, they are not enough to allay the uncertainty and fears for many people with MS. Access to disability benefits, the right healthcare and social care support is crucial if people are to live fulfilling lives and the Government must ensure this is a reality for all with MS.

Extraordinary People: Disability Does Not Mean Inability

Teresa Scott | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Teresa Scott

Disabled people with extraordinary talents succeed and contribute to the world economy every day.

Helping the Disabled Enables Society

Teresa Scott | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Teresa Scott

I work with many people who struggle with long-term disability and its impact upon their employment. Whilst they have some of the toughest obstacles to overcome because so much is beyond their control, they are often the most inspiring examples of determination.

People with Learning Disabilities Are Being Sold Off Like Slaves

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

Tendering for human services seems like a slave auction in reverse: human beings are sold off, for profit, to the lowest bidder.

My Boyfriend Is Disabled, So What?

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Jane Thompson

The key thing here? They're all people. The same damn rules apply. Treat others how you want to be treated. Everyone has flaws, successes, insecurities, passions, and issues. Some people's are just more visible. My boyfriend may not have all his limbs or fingers, but he's still a whole human being. That won't ever change.

Can You Be Half-Included?

Dominic Haslam | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Dominic Haslam

The evidence is clear. Without specific methods of ensuring and monitoring inclusion, people with disabilities will miss out. Even catch-all terms such as "vulnerable or marginalised" (with all the potential stigmatising effects those terms can have) are not enough.

#ProudOfUKAid but we mustn't overlook people with disabilities

Dr Caroline Harper | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Caroline Harper

At Sightsavers we have used UK aid in recent years to screen 40 million people for potential sight problems, provide 1.2 million people with sight-restoring surgery, and protect 75 million people from neglected tropical diseases such as trachoma. On a larger scale, every year the UK aid budget educates more children than live in the whole of the UK...

Is the PC Culture Alienating People With Disabilities and Those From Other Minorities

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

People with cerebral palsy can remember when SCOPE was called The Spastic Society. Now we have a culture where political correctness has overtaken and one cannot use the term 'disabled' or 'mentally handicapped' or even 'handicapped'; instead we have to use the terms 'less-abled' or 'learning difficulties'. Is this really required

Disabled by Society?

Dave Clements | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK
Dave Clements

I'll be going to the Paralympics in London this summer. I'm really looking forward to it but, if I'm honest, this is as much to do with the fact that I couldn't get a ticket for the 'proper' Olympics.

Disabled Child Poverty 'Staggering', Says Charity

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

The Government is facing increased pressure to "rethink" planned welfare reforms after a leading children's charity published new figures claiming fou...