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Using assistive technology during COVID-19

Assistive technology is useful every day of the year, but as the COVID-19 outbreak forces many of us to stay in our homes, its functions can be more helpful than ever.


Long read: The mission to Stop MS

In the last 20 years MS research has reached a crucial point in finding medication that can slow, stop or reverse the effects of the condition. Here, the MS Society speaks to Enable about the quest to Stop MS and the innovative research they believe will make it possible.




Understanding anxiety and panic attacks

There’s no denying that we’re loving in strange times and it’s perfectly normal if you’re fining it hard to cope at the moment. Everything has changed you may need some time to adjust to the new normal.



Managing your mental health

Now more than ever, it’s essential that we’re taking care of our mental health. With the world constantly changing around us, the impact on our mental health can be huge, but there’s always support available to you to ensure you can make a success of social isolation.


Looking after your pets during the coronavirus lockdown

While you are staying safe by staying at home to prevent further spread of coronavirus, you might be worried about your pet or working animal’s care or everyday needs. There is guidance available to put your mind at ease.



Finding your community

At times like these, there’s nothing quite like the sympathetic ear or a kind word from someone who knows exactly what you’re going through. That’s why it’s so important to get involved with community spirit at this time: whether that be in your local area, or the online disabled community.



Carers: Knowing your rights

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.



Enable revisits: Autism and mental health

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.