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.
Yesterday evening (31 March) the Department of Health and Social Care released new social care guidance under the Coronavirus Act 2020, which could see care temporarily suspended for many disabled people.
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.
Self-isolating or social distancing are terms that we’ve all come accustomed to hearing. Our columnist Tim Rushby-Smith shares his experiences.
As people across the UK settle in for the first full day of what has been dubbed a lockdown, we look at what it means for you and the general public.
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.
At times like these, it can become quite easy for feelings of loneliness to creep in, particularly if you’re social distancing or self-isolating.
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.
Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disability, charity Motivation are bringing accessibility and equality to Uganda with their pioneering Motivation All-Stars Appeal.
Carers Rights Day is an annual event to make carers aware of their rights, where to get guidance, and to raise awareness of carers’ needs. We speak to one carer about finding support from other parents and this year’s focus: helping carers find their way in local communities.
A new study has revealed that adults can have a 50 per cent chance of becoming a carer, with half of women expected to be carers by the age of 46.
There are an estimated four million people in the UK living with diabetes, however, it’s a condition that is often misunderstood. An expert reveals what everyone should know about diabetes.
New guidelines on the use of medicinal cannabis have been described as an ‘important first step’, by a leading charity.