Being Disabled Won’t Stop Me Having Fun in a Wetsuit

I have written a blog for the Huffington Post without fail since coming back from my last holiday in January, but next week I am having a week off, because I will be windsurfing in Belgium. The holiday or 'Surfweek' is organised by Recreas, their national disability sports body, and this year the Surfweek has … Continue reading Being Disabled Won’t Stop Me Having Fun in a Wetsuit

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Should Charities Be Lobbying Government?

Over the last decade or two, it has been interestingly the fashion for many charities to consider themselves political 'think tanks' who believe they have the ability and indeed the responsibility to lobby governments on behalf of the people they claim to represent, particularly in the field of disability. I am wondering if the trend … Continue reading Should Charities Be Lobbying Government?

Have Anti-Cuts Protests Damaged the Portrayal of Disabled People?

The portrayal of disabled people is a complex affair as the many different interest groups try to portray us as a collective for their own agendas, when in reality we are just a collection of individuals labelled by society because of our difficulties, when the reality is we have very little else in common.The anti-cuts … Continue reading Have Anti-Cuts Protests Damaged the Portrayal of Disabled People?