We Have Independent Living If You Want It

Independent Living has been an important component in the liberation of disabled people for the last 40 years but I have a feeling that many disabled people and others are confused about what independent living is. Currently, activists as a whole seem to be fighting for independent living in terms of additional legislation while defending … Continue reading We Have Independent Living If You Want It

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Most Disabled People Just Get on With Their Lives

I think an important route to changing social behaviours and therefore attitudes is how people and issues are portrayed in the media, and this is why I am somewhat fixated by how disabled people are being portrayed by the media. Just last night I caught a piece on local ITV news from a family member … Continue reading Most Disabled People Just Get on With Their Lives

Warning – May Not Include Disabled People

Over the Christmas period I realised that I was not really that interested in politics. My real interest professionally and personally is disability, especially how to practically implement social and other policies on the ground to improve the lives of disabled people. I want to be a well respected, if not liked, government advisor, working … Continue reading Warning – May Not Include Disabled People