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The Download: Chasing disabled customers and bad news from the workplace

Presenter Paul Carter is joined by business coach Robin Hindle-Fisher and disability consultant Phil Friend. They discuss unexpected positive consequences from an examination of the extra costs disabled people face which was carried out by Scope, the charity which funds Disability Now. Also on the agenda some research from Nottingham University’s business school which suggests … Continue reading The Download: Chasing disabled customers and bad news from the workplace

The Download Head to Head: Baroness Jane Campbell

The Download Head to Head: Baroness Jane Campbell

In the latest conversation in our Head-To-Head podcast series, Ian Macrae meets Baroness Campbell of Surbiton. She talks about her suburban childhood and poor early schooling, the death of her first husband and its impact on her disability politics, her hopes for Teresa May's government and how members of the House of Lords react to … Continue reading The Download Head to Head: Baroness Jane Campbell

The Download: PAs, inspiration and disability arts

Guests Lisa Egan, David Hevey and Michael McGrath join presenter Paul Carter to discuss problems with paying PAs redundancy, the recently launched National Disability Arts Collection and Archive celebrating the battle for disability rights and why some people positively want to inspire others. Producer Ian Macrae http://traffic.libsyn.com/disabilitynowthedownload/The_Download_July_2016.mp3 Download the audio The Download July 2016 transcript

The Download: National Living Wage, secret shopping, Me Before You

In this episode of The Download from Disability Now Paul Carter talks to entrepreneur and consultant Geoff Adams-Spink and writer and activist Penny Pepper. They discuss the impact of the National Living Wage on the cost of care, how to become a disabled secret shopper and the film Me Before You which has seen disabled people … Continue reading The Download: National Living Wage, secret shopping, Me Before You

The Download: LGBT, The Archers and de-cluttering

The Download: LGBT, The Archers and de-cluttering

In this edition of Disability Now’s discussion show The Download, we find out what the current hot storyline in Radio 4’s The Archers has to do with disabled people. Does being disabled and LGBT mean you fight a battle on two fronts?  And what benefits can be derived from de-cluttering your life? Presenter Paul Carter … Continue reading The Download: LGBT, The Archers and de-cluttering