This building charity transformed the home of a man who was left paralysed after a fall at home. Rob Lamb of Solihull suffered a severe spinal cord injury in October 2020. He expected to be sent to a care home because his house was inhabitable, but Band of Builders heard his story and transformed his home for him in just over a week.
13-year-old Oliver Voysey decided to take on multiple challenges to save the disability centre he loves - managing more than seven times his original target.
Last year, Sean Ash was diagnosed with Cauda Equina Syndrome. After surgery, he was paralysed from the waist down but vowed to keep going. Sean returned to the London Ambulance Service as an emergency call handler and to motivate his colleagues during the pandemic, he got himself sponsored to walk a mile. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/goingthextramile
After a serious snowboarding accident, Christian Bagg didn’t want to give up the joy of extreme sports, so he created an adaptive mountain bike for himself, and then a company to help empower others.
People with disabilities are twice as likely to be unemployed and face discrimination in the workplace compared to able-bodied people. It’s facts like this that lead Paralympian Liz Johnson to begin a recruitment company that helps find people with disabilities a job – and help change the often outdated attitudes towards disability in the workplace. Here Liz explains why employers need to make inclusivity a responsibility and not a choice.
Coronation Street's recent storyline involving a rapist going blind reinforces an outdated message, with dangerous implications
'You feel that whatever you say may be taken out of context,' says former Paralympian.
On Wednesday night, as he gave evidence to the Commons Treasury select committee, Philip Hammond advised that low productivity
William needs 24/7 care, but he loves being with people, whether they are children or 'grown-ups'. If you're (not) expecting a child with cerebral palsy you won't be expecting the feelings of relief, comfort and happiness when you see them build relationships with adults who want to help them as much as you do.
We live in a society where disability is still seen more frequently as a plot devise rather than simply part of the human condition (see autumn's new TV schedules with amputee Cormoran Strike in JK Rowling's Strike and acid-burned Gabriel Markham in Rellik). Where disability is most frequently acted rather than authentic (the above played by Tom Burke and Richard Dormer respectively, both non-disabled actors).