Yesterday evening (31 March) the Department of Health and Social Care released new social care guidance under the Coronavirus Act 2020, which could see care temporarily suspended for many disabled people.
Care and support
800,000 people across the UK rely on home visits from carers to provide essential daily care. Many more are cared for by their family, who do so unpaid.
Carers provide essential support to people around the country, but the current COVID-19 outbreak means that many carers are unable to visit their clients and deliver the vital services they need.
In 2019, we shone a spotlight on the definition of autism under the Mental Health Act. Defined as a mental disorder under the act, many autistic people have faced detention and inappropriate care. We return to the issue, to uncover what has progressed in the last 12 months.
With restrictions placed on how often you can leave the house, finding ways to exercise in your own home is key.
Self-isolating or social distancing are terms that we’ve all come accustomed to hearing. Our columnist Tim Rushby-Smith shares his experiences.
One of the most powerful organs in our body: the brain. It controls our movement, thoughts, feelings and makes us who we are. Acquiring a brain injury can turn lives upside down, for the person directly affected and their carers. However, there is life after brain injury.
Last night, thousands of us around the country came together to clap for those on the frontline of the Coronavirus outbreak: the medical staff treating people in the NHS, the carers, support workers and all key workers at this time.
Today (27 March) it’s time to put your thinking cap on and find creative ways to raise awareness for brain tumour research.
Throughout the last week, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been answering your questions on benefits and how they are affected by the current coronavirus lockdown.
Tomorrow (26 March) is Purple Day, which raises awareness about epilepsy. A condition which is often misunderstood, Purple Day aims to set straight any misconceptions and bring together people who are living with the condition.
Across the UK and worldwide, medical professionals are working tirelessly to ensure we all stay healthy during the COIVD-19 pandemic, and we want to help celebrate their work.
As people across the UK settle in for the first full day of what has been dubbed a lockdown, we look at what it means for you and the general public.
During stressful times as these, it’s more important than ever to look after your mental health and make it as much of a priority as your physical health.
At times like these, it can become quite easy for feelings of loneliness to creep in, particularly if you’re social distancing or self-isolating.