Monthly Archive: January 2017

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

‘Locked in’ Boy Meets is Hero Writer

A remarkable 10-year-old boy from Wiltshire, who learnt to communicate despite being ‘locked-in’ due to severe cerebral palsy, has met his literary hero – children’s author Michael Morpurgo – thanks to Make-A-Wish® UK. Jonathan Bryan...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

Delayed discharge continues to strain NHS

Delayed discharge figures, published by NHS England, continue to demonstrate the increasing impact of social care underfunding. Vicky McDermott, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance said: “These figures give us an indication of the...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

Third of disabled people living in cold homes

Scope research finds that many disabled people are struggling with energy costs. A third of disabled people have cut their energy consumption over the last year to afford their bills, disability charity Scope has said....