Families

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.



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.


Education: the call for fair assessments

As exam results are replaced by grades based on teacher assessments, leading charities for people who are D/deaf/HoH, blind or visually impaired are calling for assurances that 300,000 pupils aren’t treated unfairly.



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.



Challenging 21 on World Down Syndrome Day

Annually, World Down Syndrome Day is marked by people around the world. The day is going digital this year, but with a longer celebration and more ways to get involved than ever before, it should be the day’s biggest year yet.



Parent interviews: The gift of unconditional love

Starting the journey as a parent is one of the most poignant and emotional moments in a person’s life. Raising a disabled child, each day is a learning curve, and the power of community cannot be ignored.





IWD: Celebrating women with Kelly Knox

Strong, empowered, resilient: these are just some of the words that come to mind for Kelly Knox when she thinks about what it means to be a woman. For International Women’s Day, we speak to the model, mother and activist.