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Adapting to life in lockdown

Susan talks about the changes to everyday life during coronavirus lockdown. She also looks at how her role has been adapted so she can continue to support our Bells Piece service in Surrey.

Podcast: Non-visible disabilities and the media

In the latest episode of The Disability Download, we explore the representation of chronic illness, particularly women with chronic illnesses and non-visible disabilities, in the media. We catch up with artist and illustrator Mimi Butlin, blogger...

Staying busy during lockdown

As the UK goes into lockdown, Emma talks about how she is finding the experience. She shares her worries around her medication being out of stock and how communities are coming together to support each other.

Staying connected during social isolation

Emma tells us about her experience of social distancing and isolating during the Coronavirus lockdown. She shares her thoughts on social media and how she's using this time to focus on her hobbies.

Disabled looks like me

This International Women’s Day (IWD), we've teamed up with artist and illustrator Mimi Butlin. We're working together to breakdown disability stereotypes and show solidarity with disabled people.

Podcast: International Women's Day with Judy Heumann

In this episode of our podcast The Disability Download, Selina Mills chats to disability rights campaigner Judy Heumann about writing her memoir, International Women’s Day and her new documentary film on Netflix: Crip Camp.

How I learnt to use my voice

Leon Juma, one of our Youth Citizen Reporters on 2030 and Counting, tells us what led him to become a disability rights advocate.

Podcast: Countdown to the Paralympics

It's officially a year to go until Tokyo 2020. To mark the countdown, we chat to our Ambassador and Paralympian Olivia Breen at the Superhero Series Triathlon in Windsor, and also Paralympian Judoko Christopher Skelley, and Cecilia Kumar, the Head of...