Tag Archives: disability

Project offers new bridge between chronic illness community & disability movement

Disability News service blog post by John Pring,2018: Project offers new bridge between chronic illness community and disability movement A disabled researcher has suggested a way to bring the hundreds of thousands of people with chronic illness under the umbrella … Continue reading

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Disability & self-employment survey

Disability and entrepreneurship survey   Disability Wales has funded a pilot aiming to help disabled people explore the idea of becoming their own boss.   If you have a disability (like ME) and have started to work for yourself, please to take two … Continue reading

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Functional status & well-being in people with ME/CFS compared with people with MS & healthy controls

Research abstract: Functional Status and Well-Being in People with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Compared with People with Multiple Sclerosis and Healthy Controls, by Caroline C. Kingdon, Erinna W. Bowman, Hayley Curran, Luis Nacul, Eliana M. Lacerda in PharmacoEconomics Open 2018 pp 1-12  [Online: 13 March 2018] Background: People with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Cancer & Disability Study – invitation to take part

The Challenges of Cancer and Disability Study (CoCaDS) If you live in Wales, have a physical disability and have had cancer, you are invited to take part in an interview-based study. The aim is to improve cancer care for people … Continue reading

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From “sick” to “disabled”: my own journey

Chronic Illness Inclusion Project blog post, by Catherine Hale [person with ME], 13 June 2017: From “sick” to “disabled”: my own journey Catherine Hale looks back at how half a lifetime of chronic illness slowly changed her understanding of “disability”. I’ve been … Continue reading

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ME and me: making films about disability to raise awareness

Disability horizons blog post, by Thom Jackson-Wood: ME and me: making films about disability to raise awareness Disabled writer and actor Thom Jackson-Wood, who has ME, talks to Disability Horizons about his films, Awaken and The Black Box, both of … Continue reading

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Election manifestos & disability issues

DRUK blog post: General Election manifestos 2017 Disability Rights UK  is publishing links to the main 2017 general election party manifestos as they are published, with a selected list of proposals, which affect disabled people, taken from the relevant manifesto: Benefits, accessibility, … Continue reading

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DRUK suggests questions to ask parliamentary candidates

Disability Rights UK blog post, 2 May 2017: Three questions to ask your parliamentary candidates We as disabled people make up 1 in 5 of the UK population – that is all of us living with an impairment or long-term … Continue reading

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Online campaign ‘could enable disabled people to affect election outcome’

Disability news service blog post, by John Pring, 27 April 2017: Online campaign ‘could enable disabled people to affect election outcome’ Activists hope a new non-partisan online campaign – based on a successful US user-led movement – could finally enable … Continue reading

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Call for bus firms to provide more wheelchair spaces

BBC news article, by  Paul Heaney, 3 Mar 2017: Call for bus firms to provide more wheelchair spaces Disability campaigners in Wales have called for bus companies to be forced to provide at least two wheelchair spaces. Current rules require … Continue reading

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