The pandemic has created an undercurrent of issues for the disabled community, advancing symptoms through isolation. For people living with dementia and their loved ones, the decline has been significant. Emma Storr investigates.
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Al Wahda Milad Primary School, just outside the city of Taiz in Yemen, is a school unlike any other. We spotlight the blind pupil providing his peers with education.
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.
Cross-party leaders of the Local Government Association have written an open letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on the importance of urgent social care reform and funding.
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.
BBC One soap, Eastenders is set to air emotional scenes as character Isaac experiences schizophrenia and mental illness.
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.
As more people throughout the UK are invited to get the vaccine against the coronavirus, Mencap service user and campaigner Brendan writes about getting his first dose and urges people with a learning disability to get vaccinated.
We speak to three women under 30 to discover what more people need to know about life with multiple sclerosis.
A children’s story podcast that highlights the traits young people may see in those with ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia has launched in the UK.
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.
Turn the world purple and help raise awareness of life with epilepsy this Purple Day. We speak with one woman about the importance of the day to save lives.
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.
During Debt Awareness Week, three experts highlight the importance of early intervention and how to take the first steps to a better financial situation.
Regulators have approved Scotland’s first medical cannabis clinic set to be based in Stirling.