It was recently revealed that figures showed that the number of disabled people living in Britain had increased by 1 million to 12.9 million. Peter White considers the implications of playing the numbers game. Continue reading “Disability by numbers: do the math”
Ian Macrae sits in for regular host Paul Carter and is joined by guests Mik Scarlet, Jane Hatton and performance poet Callum Brazzo who presents one of his poems towards the end of the show. Also under discussion, the woes of disabled flyers and a company which aims to bring together disabled job seekers and the employers who need their skills.
Producer/Presenter Ian Macrae
Technical support Joe Galbraith
The arrival of Penny Mordaunt as Minister for Disabled People at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been greeted with more trepidation than joy, says Ruth Patrick. Continue reading “It’s wait and see as Mordaunt beds in as minister”
Depictions of disability in cinema can be awkward, at worst insulting. So who better to see a film on the experience of blindness than that most image-conscious of creatures – a teenager, who just happens to be blind? Jane Renton took her daughter Lily to the cinema. Continue reading “Film review: Notes On Blindness”
Writer Richard Willis looks back on his experience of mental illness and asks what helped make him better, what made things worse and whether recovery is possible. Continue reading “Life, recovery and barriers to wellness”
For a short while Ian Macrae entertained the hope that a departmental move might change ministerial attitudes, responsibility and emphasis. Continue reading “Ministerial move would bring focus on rights”