Disability

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Rob Burrow to be first non-verbal person to read CBeebies bedtime story
Former rugby league player, who has motor neurone disease, will use eye-controlled computer

Emily Dugan

01, Dec, 2022 @11:22 AM

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‘I haven’t been seen as a sexual option’: SBS series Latecomers to ‘rip apart’ sex and disability on screen
Led by and starring people with cerebral palsy, the new comedy doesn’t shy away from desires – and sex scenes – that other shows gloss over

Katie Cunningham

29, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Disabled children can’t afford to use their ventilators this winter. Politicians need to face reality | Frances Ryan
It’s not fearmongering to suggest that in the absence of proper state support this winter, people are going to die, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

29, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Australia must end solitary confinement of children, UN committee against torture says
‘Serious concern’ raised about ‘very low’ age of criminal responsibility in report issued after suspended tour

Natasha May

29, Nov, 2022 @1:45 AM

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The best smartphones to help older people beat the tech divide
Simplified home screens and customisable interfaces aid those who struggle with touchscreens

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

26, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Care for UK’s most vulnerable faces ‘collapse’ as providers count cost
Increasing numbers of providers, such as Leonard Cheshire, are ‘handing back’ contracts not viable at current funding levels

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Disabled care home residents evicted in charity’s dispute with councils
Exclusive: Leonard Cheshire says it can no longer afford to subsidise care services inadequately funded by councils

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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The NDIS has transformed my life – and the last thing we need is media hysteria about its cost | Elly Desmarchelier
The national conversation on the NDIS has been dominated by able-bodied commentators declaring the scheme’s cost ‘a blowout’

Elly Desmarchelier

25, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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I’m done saying sorry for being deaf – I want to change how society treats people like me | Liam O'Dell
When I first wore hearing aids I was ashamed of my deafness. Learning not to blame but to advocate for myself changed that, says Deaf and disabled journalist and campaigner Liam O’Dell

Liam O'Dell

25, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Sensitivity on ‘do not resuscitate’ decisions is vital | Letter
Letter: Usha Grieve from Compassion in Dying highlights the longstanding problems with regard to how DNR conversations are handled with individuals and their families

24, Nov, 2022 @6:09 PM

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DVLA admits 168,000 drivers with health conditions waiting for licences
Agency’s chief executive tells MPs it is missing its own targets after backlog built up during pandemic

Jess Clark

24, Nov, 2022 @4:16 PM

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Break a sweat without breaking the bank: 26 of the best free or cheap fitness apps, sites and podcasts
Whether it is yoga, running or strength training you are after, there are plenty of affordable options to keep you moving

Zoe Williams

24, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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