METRO

Disability Comes With An Extortionate And Shocking Price Tag

Samantha Renke

  By Samantha Renke in the Metro.   Do you ever get the feeling you’re being ripped off? Paying over the odds is something every disabled person encounters. Time and time again, we are faced with eye-watering prices for ‘basic’ products and equipment that are labelled as ‘disability’ or ‘specialist’ but have a price tag that is […]

You Don’t Look Sick: ‘My Skin Condition Causes A Lot Of Pain But I Gave Up My Blue Badge Because Of Abuse’

Invisible Illness

  By Laura Abernethy in Metro.     Welcome to You Don’t Look Sick, our new weekly series about invisible illness and disabilities. There are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK, but for many of them, you would have no idea anything is wrong. Lots of people suffer from debilitating symptoms and daily struggles […]

My Doctor Told Me I Was ‘Just Tired’ – 13 Years Later And ME Has Taken Over My Life

Lost

  By Sally Doherty in METRO.   I wake late, drag myself out from under my duvet and stumble to the kitchen. It would be a relief to have breakfast in bed but my husband works full time. He’s left me a bowl and a spoon on the side, and a sandwich awaits me in […]

Disabled Boy Shows Why People Parking On Pavements Are Being Selfish

Parking

    By Kate Buck in METRO.   A wheelchair-bound nine-year-old’s journey to school takes four times longer than it should because drivers are selfishly parking their car on the pavements. It should take 10 minutes for Josh Carter to get to school using his electric wheelchair. But when cars are parked on the curb, […]

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