According to learning disability charity, Mencap, only six per cent of people with a learning disability are in paid employment. However, 60 per cent would like to be.
The outside world can present barriers for disabled people: one such barrier is having help forced upon you from non- disabled people. One woman is trying to combat this, encouraging well-meaning members of the public to Just Ask, Don’t Grab.
Disabled children are three times more likely to experience bullying compared with their non-disabled peers. Experts reveal exactly why, and what must be done to change attitudes towards disability, to prevent all forms of bullying.
The UK Government has announced that every inpatient with a learning disability or autism in a mental health hospital is to have their case reviewed over the next 12 months.
Today (4 November), the average disabled worker stops getting paid, relative to their non-disabled co-workers. As a result, today is known as the Disability Pay Gap Day.
Ranked as the world’s number one Paralympic table tennis player, Will Bayley MBE speaks to Lorne Gillies about swapping his tennis stroke for the cha-cha-cha during this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Today (27 October), the Department of Health and Social Care have announced the launch of dedicated suicide bereavement support across England.
A Westminster-based charity has raised £59,000 to support female Paralympic hopefuls get to the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Autism Hour had returned ( 5 – 12 October) in a bid to improve the shopping experiences of autistic customers. But, why should more high street brands get involved, and how can businesses make their stores more accessible all year round?
As the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour event continues (5 – 12 October), Christine McGuinness spoke with editor, Lorne about raising autistic children and the importance of awareness.
A new platform has launched today (7 October) to support mental health, improve wellbeing and support others. Every Mind Matters was developed by Public Health England (PHE) in partnership with the NHS.
Today (1 October) charity Wouldn’t Change A Thing launch their new book, detailing the full, positive lives of people with Down’s syndrome and their families.
When you have to stop working after acquiring a disability or receiving a diagnosis, this can have a knock-on effect on your finances later in life. Perhaps not the first thing on your mind, but how will leaving work affect your pension?
A group of 14 women have stripped down to show their colostomy bags to raise awareness for charity Purple Wings.
Suicide is a topic that can still illicit whispers and misunderstanding. However, it is a subject that more people need to discuss to raise awareness, knowledge and prevent deaths. Together, we can all work to prevent suicide.