Tagged: disabled people

Focus on Disability - Big Button Phone

Big Button Phones

We are often asked to suggest products that disabled and elderly people have found useful for everyday living tasks. One of them is a big button phone. Using the telephone to communicate with family and...

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

Three new criticisms of the DWP

“A target-driven culture created perverse incentives” – I think we can agree with this recent article from charity Turn2us relating to a report by the National Audit Office. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)...

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

Social care: what’s in a name?

Katie Mantell at the King’s Fund – Social care is all around us. More than 1.5 million people in England are employed to provide social care to older and disabled people. And these numbers are...

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

Naidex 2017 – Visiting the Show

Naidex attracts over 12,000 like-minded, forward-thinking visitors from all over the world and is the only event which brings traders, consumers, and health professionals to one venue to find the most comprehensive supply of opportunities,...

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

Doctors scorn reality TV – ‘The Undateables’

Jenny Cockerel – writes in The Star – Doctors have accused reality TV programme The Undateables of exploiting people with disabilities for entertainment. Dr Rachel Pickering claimed the Channel 4 show, which follows people who...

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

BBC searches for disabled weather presenter

Ian Johnston writes in The Independent – The BBC is looking to train disabled people to become weather presenters “to improve on-screen diversity”, the broadcaster has said. The free course is designed to “provide an...