Posts Tagged "disability news"

There is a record number of disabled entrepreneurs in the UK. This isn’t progress – it’s out of necessity

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on There is a record number of disabled entrepreneurs in the UK. This isn’t progress – it’s out of necessity

Source:  Independent / James Moore @JimMooreJourno / Thursday 18 October 2018 13:14 Necessity is the mother of invention, so the saying goes. Perhaps that’s the reason the Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs clocked up a record number of entries this year. At this point you’re probably wondering what on earth I’m going on about, so I’d best explain. The scheme is a joint project between the foundation run by EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity. To continue reading please click here...

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BBC News: Actor’s disabled son told to leave theatre show

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on BBC News: Actor’s disabled son told to leave theatre show

Source:  BBC News / May 03, 2018 A disabled man was asked to leave a theatre show his father was acting in when an audience member complained because he was making noises. Harry Boniface, 25, was watching Into the Woods at The Swan Theatre in Worcester, the Worcester News reported. Martin Boniface said his son is non-verbal and has “profound and multiple” learning difficulties. The theatre said it is “devastated” and would have dealt with it appropriately if it had been aware. Harry, who communicates with sounds and signing, was making animal noises during the first...

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BBC: Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on BBC: Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Source:  BBC Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone. Many people live with hidden disabilities – conditions which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in short supply. Simon Magnus, Georgia Macqueen Black, Erika North and Natasha Lipman explain what it’s like to have a hidden disability, which some of your friends and family may silently be dealing with. To continue reading please click here...

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