Meet Our Founders: Alan and Jade

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The Disability Expo, launched in 2023, stands as a global event uniting stakeholders in the disability world, fostering collaboration, awareness, and change. In this interview, Alan Wallace and Jade Godier, Co-Directors and Founders of the Disability Expo, share their extensive backgrounds and experiences within the healthcare and disability communities. Their unique perspectives converge to drive …

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Challenging Stereotypes: My Journey with Eating Disorders and the Need for Change

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Trigger Warning: This blog discusses eating disorders and the struggles associated with them. Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, and as a company committed to raising awareness and supporting mental health initiatives, we invited Mental Health campaigner Grace to share her experiences and talk about her campaign work. Grace’s story sheds light on how …

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Unveiling Ethical Challenges in Private ADHD Clinics: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment.

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In a recent episode of BBC Panorama titled “Private ADHD Clinics Exposed,” concerns were raised about the practices and ethical considerations surrounding private clinics that diagnose and treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The episode shed light on some controversial aspects of these clinics, generating discussions about the implications for individuals seeking ADHD assessment and …

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Hear Me Out: Inclusive behaviours help us know we belong

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A sense of belonging in the workplace is important for our mental health and our motivation to do well in our jobs. Sarah Petherbridge shares inclusive behaviours that we can all adopt to ensure that everyone feels included and like they belong.

Voter ID in the UK: How It Could Affect Disabled People

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The UK government has Introduced a new law that will require voters to show identification at the polling station in order to cast their ballot. The purpose of this law is to prevent voter fraud, but it could have unintended consequences for some voters, particularly those with disabilities.

Benefits of Art Therapy for Individuals with Learning Disabilities

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Art therapy has been proven as an effective medium through which individuals with learning disabilities can express their thoughts and feelings. They have been utilised as a means to explore different communication methods, better understand the state of mind and discover new ways to find solutions to challenges they are facing.

Benefits of Music for people with Learning Disabilities

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Music is a medium through which individuals can cultivate different connections, hence it has the power to affect people in ways. Research has highlighted that music could strengthen parts of the brain to help with the certain elements experienced by individuals with learning disabilities.

Happy FND Awareness Day!

Emi Ainscough sitting in a living room with fairy lights. She is tucking her hair behind her ear and holding a mug with hearts on it.

The blog post is about functional neurological disorder (FND), a long-term health condition that affects the brain’s reception and transmission of neural signals. The post discusses the different ways FND can present in individuals, the unique challenges faced by FND patients, and the importance of raising awareness, promoting dialogue, and increasing representation to drive advancements in research and improve the quality of life for those with FND. The post also celebrates the strength and resilience of FND warriors and their contribution to paving the way for a better future for people with FND.

Disability Access Issues

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Stuart Wheeler shares his experiences on both poor and good access for wheelchair users like himself.

Spring Budget

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The UK government’s 2023 budget has just been announced, with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt outlining a range of measures aimed at boosting the economy and addressing key issues such as housing, healthcare and climate change.

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