Light Up Blue this World Parkinson’s Day

Each year, April marks Parkinson’s Awareness Month and World Parkinson’s Day (11 April) provides an opportunity to further awareness and education around the neurological condition. 

Calling for autism acceptance

Awareness is an essential part of ensuring autistic people get the support they need, but acceptance can hold greater importance, allowing people to feel like they belong in their communities.

FIRST HAND: Mencap Myth Buster Sophie Potter gets ready to rock her socks

This World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), taking place on Monday 21 March 2022, Mencap is asking everyone to Rock Your Socks and help them raise vital funds to support people with a learning disability. World Down Syndrome Day is an inclusive day for everyone, giving us a chance to celebrate and support people with Down syndrome and people with other learning disabilities. Here, Mencap Myth Buster and Rock Your Socks Champion Sophie Potter discusses showing what life with a learning disability really looks like.

Young carers: taking action

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic young carers are still fighting for support, this March they’re taking action.

Purple Tuesday: paint the town purple

Every year on 2 November, Purple Tuesday encourages businesses around the UK to become more accessible, but the impact can have a lasting effect for years to come.

COP26: Disability’s fight for climate justice

Conversations around climate change are reaching a crescendo as the UK hosts the UN Climate Change Conference, more commonly known as COP26, in Glasgow. Mary Keogh, advocacy director at CBM Global, reveals why disabled voices need to be included.

Menopause awareness: the M word and you

A passage in life that happens to all women and people with a cervix, despite half the population going through the menopause it is still continually misdiagnosed and misunderstood.

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