In celebration of World Parkinson’s Day, we took a look at one of the most creative and confidence boosting programmes helping people with the disease.
The creative arts have always been a haven for inclusivity and celebrating diversity – and autism has played an increasingly high-profile role in TV dramas in the UK and across the pond. But can our television sets ever accurately depict life as an autistic person?
With news that local councils can declare themselves in a state of ‘emergency’ and change care provided, what is the reality of this decision?
March 26 is Purple Day, a chance to dress head to toe in purple and spread awareness about epilepsy. Emma Storr chatted to founder Cassidy Megan about why the day is so important .
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.
Netflix Original Sex Education is re-writing the rules of sex ed, while making diversity a priority. Season two newcomer George Robinson talks disability representation and why the show’s themes resonate with him.
At 21-years-old, Indian artist and illustrator Jijo Das is winning the praise of people around the world with his art. This year, Jijo’s design has been chosen for World Down Syndrome Day’s #LotsOfSocks campaign, he tells us how we can all learn from each other.
Actress and model Jamie Brewer is advocating for change, helping to fight negative perceptions around disability. Speaking to Lorne Gillies, Jamie reveals why disability shouldn’t hold you back.
Today (13 February), Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to reshuffle his cabinet in his first major reshuffle since becoming PM. Ahead of the announcements, we look back at our interview with Justin Tomlinson, Minister of State for Disabled People.
t is estimated there are around 700,000 young carers in the UK. Despite the high number of children and young people looking after their loved one, it can be difficult to find support as a young carer.
Disability discrimination is a worldwide problem, but education can change attitudes. UK charity Motivation has launched their Motivation All-Stars Appeal, with the hopes sport and education can end stigma.
From educating primary school students in Dublin to being the first little person to attend the Met Gala, Sinéad Burke is a teacher turned fashion guru and Vogue cover star. Having always used her voice to advocate for disability, Sinéad speaks with Lorne Gillies about the importance of empathy and inclusion in society.
Acclaimed screenwriter and playwright, Jack Thorne has advocated for disability representation on the small and big screen throughout his career. Speaking to Lorne Gillies, Jack discusses why meaningful representation is so important – and you can help be the change.
Comedian Adam Hills is set to shine a light on disability sport in his upcoming Channel 4 documentary, Adam Hills: Take His Legs (Friday 13 December, 11:30pm). Adam speaks exclusively to Lorne Gillies about his journey to live out his boyhood dream of playing in competitive rugby league and the importance of sport.
Across the world, one billion people – or 15 per cent of the worldwide population – live with a disability. Each year, International Day of Persons with Disabilities works to raise awareness and celebrate disability; and 2019 is no different.