Here in the UK, we have ‘The Disability Confident Scheme.’ The Disability Confident scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people, and to: It also helps identify those employers who are committed to inclusion and diversity in the workplace. The scheme has 3 levels designed to support employers on their Disability Confident journey, these are: […]

Ebony Ambassadors CIC Mental Resilience Workshops on Zoom was a huge success and well attended.The FIRST SPEAKER was QUEEN ESTHER OSAKWE, A Community activist, founder of Life improvement consults, Miss Commonwealth for Africa 2021/2022 as well as Project Manager for Ebony Ambassadors (voluntary role).Esther’s history is one that will inspire you. She was born with […]

“Pressure ulcer prevention and management is an art as well as a science. Different people with similarconditions need different care and that care should be holistic and tailored to the individual.”Linda Nazarko OBE Consultant Nurse West London NHS Trust Before the pandemic, I never got home visits, because I’m not bed-ridden. Previously, only people who […]

Web accessibility, or e-Accessibility, is the inclusive practice of ensuring there are no barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to, websites on the World Wide Web by people with physical disabilities, situational disabilities, and socio-economic restrictions on bandwidth and speed. Misconception #1: web accessibility is about disability. It’s not. Web accessibility is about universality. […]

Active Release Technique Therapy A.R.T is somewhat similar to massage therapy in that a therapist will use their hands to manipulate soft tissues. During A.R.T, however, the patient or the therapist will actively flex and extend different muscle groups during manual therapy. This active motion improves circulation and helps to break down scar tissue. A.R.T […]

Between 2008 and 2010, PPI was limited by the ability to recruit service users. Following the establishment of PURSUN UK in late 2010, involvement activities increased across the programme. Furthermore, the methodology and focus of each work package have guided the nature of involvement. The Pressure Ulcer Research Service User Network UK ( has a […]

Equality Together Bradford is a local user-led organisation for disabled people, their carers and families. Their services are currently available to people who live in the Bradford Metropolitan District. Some of their services include Self and Group Advocacy. Non Statutory Self & Group Advocacy is about taking control of decisions about yourself and telling others […]

The Disabled People’s Forum in Bradford has officially relaunched. This is a forum which allows disabled people to have their voices heard. The forum also has a Steering Group, which I am a member of. The forum and Steering Group exist in conjunction with the Equality Together Bradford organisation. This comes after the government released its […]

I learned alot at this year’s Healthcare UK Conference. It started at 10:00 with the Chair’s Welcome and Introduction. Then at 10:20, I learned about The New National Pressure Ulcer Surveillance System. At 11:00, they discussed Supporting Learning with frontline staff in pressure ulcer prevention. By 11:30, I had a Comfort Break and Virtual Networking. […]

The definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010 is absolute (and protects an individual from discrimination) if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do general daily activities. The UK’s failure to incorporate the UNCRPD into domestic law, reinforces the regressive medical […]

All throughout life, I’ve been encouraged and trained to be independent despite being diagnosed with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus at birth. Independence is important to me. This pandemic has actually caused me to live at a higher level of independence, especially, in relation to self care and health care. Some wheelchair users prefer their own […]

Disability has a negative connotation that extends beyond its definition, which includes impairments, activity limits, and participation restrictions. Disabled people’s attitudes and the degree of social exclusion they experience are manifested in actions that vary greatly depending on the kind of impairment and various social, community, and familial factors. The impact of an individual’s position, […]

Hate Crime vs General Crime Any crime can be prosecuted as a hate crime if the offender has either demonstrated hostility based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identityOr been motivated by hostility based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identitySomeone can be a victim of more than one type of […]

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself.A: My name is Daniella Jade Lowe. I am a university graduate with a BA degree focused on History and Politics from the University of Bradford, England. Journalism and Politics are my passion. I am an emerging Journalist, Politician and Disability Advocate. My motive behind doing this was […]

By: Daniella Jade Lowe The Legacy International Group has launched The Purple Vote Campaign. This group was started by Sara Flay and Leighton Morris who lead a team of 15 people with various disabilities. The Purple Vote Campaign was launched in February. This campaign was created to raise awareness about what concerns disabled people and […]

My name is Daniella Jade Lowe. I was born on October 26, 1991. I am a wheelchair user because I was diagnosed with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus at birth. Spina Bifida is basically a spinal cord injury. I was conceived in Bermuda. Then I was admitted to Harley Street private room with all family in […]

My name is Daniella Jade Lowe and I am an aspiring Journalist. In fact Journalism and Politics are my passion. I have been part of many Journalism opportunities and projects. For example, I’ve represented Bermuda at the London 2012 Paralympics as a reporter for Paralympian Jessica Lewis. Check out the link to my Facebook page […]