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We want to work at home, say disabled staff

AN OVERWHELMING majority of disabled workers who worked from home during the pandemic told the TUC that they want to continue doing so permanently.

We need help NOW, say unpaid carers

MILLIONS of unpaid carers are being pushed to breaking point and may be forced to quit work, warns Carers UK as new figures reveal the devastating impact of Covid-19.

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We need help NOW, say unpaid carers

MILLIONS of unpaid carers are being pushed to breaking point and may be forced to quit work, warns Carers UK as new figures reveal the devastating impact of Covid-19.

New help for disabled abuse survivors

A NEW booklet is has been launched to help disabled adult survivors of childhood abuse.

Last call for views on benefits system

DISABILITY minister Chloe Smith has issued a final plea for people to have their say and help create a fairer benefits system for all.

Do you know someone who’s doing extraordinary things?

PICTURED: Left to right, Sense chairman Justin Molloy, previous winner Harry Headland, and TV presenter Nikki Fox DO YOU know someone with complex disabilities who’s...

Sports

Successful return for World Disability Snooker

Another major success for Tony Southern WORLD Disability Billiards and Snooker crowned its first champions in over 18 months as the body enjoyed a successful...

Get set for our alternative Games . . .

AS THE long-awaited 2020 Paralympic Games gets under way today, Mencap has released a video from a group of people with a learning disability about the exclusion that athletes with a learning disability are still facing.

Why can’t we compete in Paralympics?

ATHLETES with a learning disability continue to face exclusion from most sports at the Paralympics.

What a goal! Fantastic sports idea for disabled people

A SCHEME that’s helping disabled people to become more active is already a winner.

Health

‘Annual hearing tests should be a must’

ANNUAL hearing tests should be mandatory from the age of 55, say BIHIMA, the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association.

Minor falls can have major consequences

MINOR falls in the home can have devastating and sometimes fatal consequences – as well as costing billions in treatments for fractures and other complications.

Make time to love your liver

MOST adults are unaware of what can increase their risk of liver cancer, the fastest growing cause of cancer death in the UK.

‘Devastating and lasting impact’ on those told to shield

NEW research reveals the devastating and lasting impact on more than four million people who were identified as being ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ (CEV) and asked to shield during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What the autumn stars have in store for you

TOP astrologer RUSSELL GRANT takes a look at what the stars have in store for you ...

Last chance to win one of these super gardening books

MAKE sure to get your entry in by midnight Friday (July 23) to stand a chance of winning one of five superb gardening books.

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