learning disability

The smear factor: One woman’s fight to make smear tests accessible

Every year 1,200 people with a learning disability die unnecessarily from inappropriate healthcare. With less than a third of women with a learning disability attending a smear test, the impact is undoubtedly contributing to this number. We talk to one woman preparing for her first smear test.




Spotlight: Autism is not a mental illness

Under the UK Mental Health Act 1983, autism is defined as a mental disorder. This inaccurate representation of people on the autistic spectrum can lead to even more confusion, and harm, when caring for autistic people who are experiencing mental ill health




Changing attitudes

We all have our own unique traits and talents. However, disabled people often have their skills ignored – until now. We find out how social…