Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another dementia poses a plethora of questions, and Alzheimer’s Research UK is working tirelessly to fund research and work with people directly impacted to provide answers. Most importantly, finding a cure. As we enter a new decade, it’s never looked more positive.
At the turn of the year, we all set ourselves goals and ambitions to achieve in the year ahead. In 2020, make independence a reality thanks to the support, guidance and expert knowledge available at disability specific exhibition events taking place across the UK.
Revel in the wonders of life by the sea with Landal Gwel an Mor Resort and start your New Year with a touch of indulgence in our must enter competition to welcome in 2020.
We all have mental health, but when mental health turns into an illness the stigma is still ever present. Ahead of Time to Talk Day, discover why opening up is nothing to be ashamed of.
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.
Disability campaigner, Jack Marshall, has been recognised in the New Year Honours list, being awarded a British Empire Medal for his work.
Comedy is a fantastic way to bring people together, educate on serious matters with an entertaining twist, and break down barriers. But, more still needs to be done for disabled comedians and disability to break through into the mainstream.
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.
The festive season can come with the risk of sensory overload for family members who are autistic or have conditions like ADHD. Planning and preparation can ensure that everyone has a merry Christmas.
Rugby player Rob Burrow, who most famously played for Leeds Rhinos, has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
The annual Sports Personality of the Year 2019 awards took place last night (15 December), with disabled sporting personalities awarded during the prestigious event.
Naidex, Europe’s most established event dedicated to the future of disability and independent living, is back for its 46th anniversary on the 17th & 18th of March 2019, at Birmingham’s NEC!
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.
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, leading broadcasting BBC has launched their new commitment to boost disability representation for 2020 on and off screen in a three-part plan.
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.