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Surviving the Digital Detox, for Scope

Tori Elliott | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tori Elliott

I, myself, am a self confessed social networking addict. My thumb will always gravitate to the Facebook App without a moments pause and I really don't always realise that I'm browsing the feed. Is it really an awful habit? I'm not convinced either way just yet, but I did believe that 48 hours without it might be torture. I'm happy to report, I was wrong.

Social Media Makes Us Feel 'Jealous, Ugly And Lonely'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech

Nearly two thirds of social media users say that sites like Facebook and Twitter make them feel inadequate about their own lives and achievements. ...

We Need More Disabled Models in Ad Campaigns

Jack Eyers | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Eyers

We filmed it at Scope's West Hampstead shop and had a great laugh making it. The other stars of the ad - the shop manager Cathy, volunteer Maureen and all the other people in the ad who react to my strip were great.

Isn't It Time We Got Over Being Awkward About Disability?

Julie Fernandez | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Julie Fernandez

I think able bodied people are in denial about their thoughts and feelings towards us - they don't want to deal with the thought process, so they shut it out. Well, we are here! And with medical advances and people living longer, there are only going to be more of us! So maybe it's time for people to start coming to terms with their feelings about disability.

Campaigning Is the Modern Tear Jerker

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Campaigning is a way of charities to claim authority over an issue, and be a voice for a section of society, controlling their political contribution, often without the involvement of those they purport to represent, simply to be a 'tear jerker'.

The Paralympics Alone Will Never Fully Change Perceptions Towards Disabled People

Adam Knott | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Sport
Adam Knott

a new poll commissioned by the charity Scope suggests that 81% of disabled people have not noticed that attitudes towards them have improved since London 2012, while just over a fifth believed matters have deteriorated. In addition, 84% said they felt the language used in the debate about benefits and disabled people have caused a negative shift in public attitudes.

Disability in 2013: Fight the Cuts or Build on the Paralympics?

Ruth Marvel | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK
Ruth Marvel

There is a real danger we make it impossible for disabled people to be part of the community. The Paralympics effect was about making disabled people more visible. The crisis in social care for disabled people - to mis-use Lord Coe's quote - could mean we simply never see disabled people again.

Laughing at Disability

Richard Herring | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Richard Herring

Let's face it, we've all heard people making fun of disability. Some comedians even make a habit of making disabled people the butt of cruel, thoughtless jokes. It's not that we can't joke about the subject, but the challenge is to get people to think, to consider the point that comedians are trying to make - the reality behind the humour.

Scrapping Disability Living Allowance Will Push Disabled People Into 'Poverty Debt And Isolation'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Around 500,000 disabled people are expected to lose out when the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is scrapped, a new report has claimed. There has...

Help Scope Keep Us Close

Melissa Mostyn-Thomas | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Mostyn-Thomas

Not having access to suitable services near home is taking a massive toll on families with disabled children. Half are missing out on quality time that families with non-disabled children take for granted - like celebrating birthdays, playing together or going swimming.

'A Seismic Effect In Shifting Public Attitudes'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK

Paralympic organisers today hailed the "seismic effect in shifting public attitudes" to disability sports, claiming the Games have changed public perc...

Will The Paralympics Change Your Attitude To Disability?

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

The Paralympics are a "once in a lifetime" chance to improve the public's attitudes towards disability, according to a survey by the charity Scope. ...

Scope Forgives Ben Elton For 'Spastic' Gaffe

Chortle | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Ben Elton has been accused of committing an ‘awful, embarrassing’ gaffe after using the word ‘spastic’ on live TV. The comic called disabil...

Helping Charities to Find Their Voice

Adam Stones | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK
Adam Stones

Tt is a challenging time for charities - there are more campaigns, more messages and more competition. And the old ways of communicating are simply not good enough anymore.

Paralympics Apathy As Only 11% Of British People Are Excited

PA | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

Less than a quarter of disabled people and just 11% of Britons overall are excited about the Paralympics, a poll has shown. Apathy...

Hating The Disabled: Support For The Cuts To Disabled People's Services Has Been Accompanied By A Rise In Disability Hate Crime

Matthew Bond | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK
Matthew Bond

I think it is fair to say that a fair amount of the onus to combat these attitudes towards disabled people lie with disabled people themselves by constantly providing a positive representation of disabled people.