The Paralympian asks: "How does this government expect us to live?”
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Liz Johnson to begin a recruitment company that helps find people with disabilities a job – and help change the often outdated attitudes towards disability in the workplace.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Coronation Street's recent storyline involving a rapist going blind reinforces an outdated message, with dangerous implications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.