Care and support



International Nurses Day: A voice to lead

Nurses are the backbone to our society, providing invaluable care and support to people both in and out of hospital. On International Nurses Day, we speak with learning disability nurse and academic, Helen Laverty MBE.



Foster Care Fortnight: why we care

Ahead of Foster Care Fortnight, run by The Fostering Network, one disabled foster carer shares her experience of why she cares to encourage others to get involved.



Mental health awareness week: mentally healthy in nature

In a year of shielding and staying indoors, the anticipation and apprehension that comes with restrictions lifting can impact our mental health. Near or far, venturing into the great outdoors can release endorphins to boost your mood.





Medical cannabis: the power of plants

January 2021 saw the UK leave the EU; this move will soon mean families will no longer have access to medicinal cannabis to support children with chronic epilepsy. Lorne Gillies investigates the impact of Brexit and continued stigma around a vital medicine.



Navigating brain injury

Brain injury can affect anyone at any age, but an acquired injury can be life-altering and finding the right support is key to help each family cope with the changes that come with an acquired brain injury.