The team at Enable were extremely saddened to hear that ex-footballer, Fernando Ricksen, passed away this morning, after a long battle with motor neurone disease (MND).
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When you have to stop working after acquiring a disability or receiving a diagnosis, this can have a knock-on effect on your finances later in life. Perhaps not the first thing on your mind, but how will leaving work affect your pension?
Hereditary conditions can pose a flurry of questions within a family. Could you get a similar condition? Will your loved one? In some cases, genetic testing might be the right answer, or, it might not be the route for you. Two women share their experiences of life impacted by Huntington’s disease.
Acclaimed author, JK Rowling has donated £15.3 million to an Edinburgh based MS research centre named after her mother.
Suicide is a topic that can still illicit whispers and misunderstanding. However, it is a subject that more people need to discuss to raise awareness, knowledge and prevent deaths. Together, we can all work to prevent suicide.
Today (6 September) the UK Government has announced a new review to improve the quality of support for children with special educational needs.
One of the most iconic Formula 1 drivers of his time, Sir Jackie Stewart won World Championships with his sweetheart, Lady Helen by his side recording his track time. Now, Sir Jackie is racing the clock to find a cure for dementia to help Lady Helen; he spoke with Lorne Gillies.
The Alzheimer’s Society has launched a new campaign to improve dementia care and ensure patients have to spend less of their own money on care.
Building crucial life skills, meeting new people, to giving back to your local community: volunteering is an enriching experience all round. Volunteer Nicola Taylor shares her journey.
Great British Bake Off judge, Prue Leith, has joined a group of celebrity chefs who have come together to improve the quality of hospital food.
New research by Jo’s Cercival Cancer Trust has found that two thirds of women with a physical disability are experiencing barriers to cervical screenings.
A London clinic for disabled children has begun using 3D technology to treat their patients.
Recent figures have highlighted that a record number of disabled people have been supported by the UK Government’s Access to Work scheme.
As the prospect of a no deal Brexit becomes more of a reality, there is a call for better communication with the public around medicine shortages and stockpiling.
Following the launch of The Katie Piper Foundation Rehabilitation Centre, we sat down with Katie, to find out more about the vital work the centre does, and battling with confidence.