Why Is The Government Waging A War Against Disabled People ?

Disability Dice

  By Peter Beresford in The Guardian.   A recent United Nations report on its inspection into the UK’s record on disabled people’s rights was described as a “17-page-long catalogue of shame” by one commentator, who wrote: Over the past seven years, cuts to benefits, social care, the legal system and local authority funding have effectively put decades of […]

Bus Travel And Wheelchair Users

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    By Jonathan Webb in Disabled Travel Advice.   Bus travel can often cause problems for wheelchair users, but this is changing as more and more wheelchair accessible buses are introduced.Buses which carry more than 22 passengers are subject to the Public Service Accessibility Regulation 2000, which at a practical level means that all […]

34 Things To Do In York This Weekend, December 9-10, 2017

YorkMix

  From YorkMix.   It’s brass monkeys out, which is quite appropriate for York’s annual ice fest. Also – war, Doctor Who, carols and markets. As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here, just click on the link below:   Link to What’s On in York

York Singer Aims For Christmas No 1 With Song Written ‘After A Few Drinks And A Smoke’

Christmas Music

  From YorkMix.   Could a complete unknown from York race past the X-Factor winner, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé and clinch the Christmas number one? That’s the aim of Anthony Dunnout who hopes to claim the coveted festive top spot with a tune written after “enjoying a few drinks and a smoke”. Despite his obscurity, […]

A Glimpse Into What Fatigue Really Feels Like

Fatigue

By Mikala West in The Mighty.   This is the most difficult piece I have ever shared. I like to share things that are uplifting and inspiring, that have a happy ending. So, if you’re expecting that, I’m sorry to disappoint. This piece is about honesty, truth, and real life. Fatigue is a symptom that […]

Cold Weather Alerts And Health Warnings Issued – Latest Update

Cold

  From The Yorkshire Times.   Weather forecasters are warning that all parts of England could experience cold, snow and ice over the next week, prompting PHE to again warn people to plan ahead. The change of weather will bring cold air to all parts of England from Thursday and is likely to affect all […]

How To Talk To Your Doctor About Information You Find Online

Health Online

  By Elizabeth Sillence and Lauren Georgia Bussey in The Conversation.   More and more people are going online to search for information about their health. Though it can be a minefield, where unverified sources abound, searching the internet can help people to understand different health problems, and give them access to emotional and social support. For many in the UK, […]

How To Treat A Person With Chronic Illness – A Step-By-Step Guide

Frustration Chronic Illness

  By Jaime from her ‘I Told You I Was Sick’ Blog.   If you have a friend with chronic illness but don’t know how to talk to them, it’s OK. You’re not alone. When you’re healthy, trying to get inside the mind of a person who is always in pain can be confusing. In […]

What Can You Do When Goods Are Delivered Too Late To Be Of Use ?

Parcels

  By Annie Shaw in SAGA Magazine.   Question: Last December I bought a plaque by mail order, with my sister’s house name on it, as a Christmas present. It didn’t arrive in time, so I had to buy another gift. What are my rights if a retailer fails to deliver goods on time? Should […]

Toys R Us To Close Its York Store

Toys R Us

  From YorkMix.   Just days before Christmas, the retailer revealed plans to close at least a third of its UK stores, putting up to 800 jobs at risk. Bosses said they are working on a company voluntary agreement (CVA), which would allow it to jettison 26 loss-making stores. And today (December 5) they confirmed […]

Fiona Phillips: A Taste Of Loneliness

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    By Fiona Phillips in SAGA Magazine.   In aid of national charity The Silver Line, Fiona Phillips experiences what it’s really like to live completely alone. Britain is in the grip of an epidemic of loneliness, reports The Silver Line charity. But how many people living busy lives – especially at Christmas – […]

Why Wait For An Appointment When You Can See A GP Via Phone ?

GP

  By Mobasher Butt in The Guardian.   Last month, I, alongside several colleagues, launched a new digital service that makes NHS GPs available to people – initially in London – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via their mobile phones. GP at Hand harnesses technology to cut down the wait for a routine GP appointment from […]

What Acceptance Looks Like After My Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Relapsed

Lonely-man

  By Gemma Cresswell in The Mighty.   Years ago, I was able to confidently see the positive sides of how myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) had affected my adolescence and made me the person I’d become. Yes, it had been tough, isolating and upsetting, but being seemingly on the other side of it, I could see how […]

Postcode Penalty For Scots As Firms Levy ‘Shocking’ Delivery Fees

Scotland

  By Chris Green in iNews.   People who live in the north of Scotland are regularly charged up to 50 per cent more in parcel delivery fees than those in other parts of the UK, according to research published on Tuesday.  With Christmas approaching, the study found that living in the north of the […]

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