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.
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.
Speaking to Enable, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Justin Tomlinson shares what the UK Government is doing to support the disabled community.
With uncertainty around what will happen next, it is understandable to have concerns around your finances and any benefits you receive while there are restrictions in place to limit the spread of coronavirus.
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.
Today (11 April) is World Parkinson’s Day, where we raise awareness of the condition to help the wider community understand what living with Parkinson’s is really like.
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.
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.
The current Coronavirus outbreak has meant we’ve all had to get a little creative when it comes to communicating with each other.
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.
As Stress Awareness Month gets underway, we look at how to deal with stress while self-isolating due to the current coronavirus outbreak.
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.