Over the past 50 years big charities have modulated and modified their tone and presentation of disabled people, says Professor Mike Oliver. But to what end and for whose benefit? Continue reading “What have charities ever done for us”
Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has ruled a joke about disability by Jimmy Carr out of order. But for student Chloe Smith, from her perspective as a young person, such jokes do more than just offend good taste. Continue reading “Comedian Carr crashes Ofcom taste barrier”
Comedian Laurence Clark talks to Ian Macrae in Disability Now’s interview show. He discusses school days, comedy influences, an encounter with Jimmy Savile and also tells his least favourite disability related joke.
The recent row over the lack of black nominees for the Oscars points up a further injustice perpetrated on disabled actors, says Ian Macrae. Continue reading “Cripping up robs disabled actors of parts”
It starts with an incidental lead picked up in Essex, from where Marion Bull journeys via Dublin to County Meath in search of long-lost family members. Continue reading “On the trail of ancestors: an Irish journey”
Now that the Government has come clean that its motivation for moving people on to Personal Independence Payments is getting the benefits bill down, Peter White says it has forgotten the day-to-day extra costs disabled people face. Continue reading “PIP migration: has the Government lost the plot?”
Government estimates put the number of homes affected by fuel poverty at more than 2 million but Ruth Patrick finds out why disabled people are more likely to be affected financially and physically.
2016 is likely to be the year when large numbers of disabled people are moved off Disability Living Allowance and on to Personal Independence Payments. But, says Ian Macrae, hidden cuts are being made to serve a darker agenda. Continue reading “DLA to PIP migration and the great Osborne sell-out”