Blog Profile / BBC: Ouch

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Wanted: A personal assistant to help me wash and dress

How do you employ a personal assistant if you're a young disabled person?

Is it unfair to ban smoking in mental health hospitals?

Smoking is banned inside NHS mental health units, is this fair?

Special Olympics: Going for gold in gymnastics

Laura Green has a learning disability and represented Team GB at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles, with hopes of winning gold.

The country where disabled people are beaten and chained

Presenter Sophie Morgan visited Ghana and found that the stigma attached to being disabled can lead to confinement and torture.

Life with a facial disfigurement

People stare at Adam Pearson wherever he goes. But when looks and whispers turn more violent, he's left feeling scared.

The woman who doesn't accept her disability

Journalist Melanie Reid was paralysed in a horse riding accident five years ago. and has struggled to come to terms with her disability since.

Charlie's new brain: "Accept, adapt, embrace"

Snowboarding teacher Charlie Elmore had an accident on the slopes four years ago in which she sustained a traumatic brain injury.

Families of people with learning disabilities feel 'failed'

What do the families of people with learning disabilities in care think about the "slow" reforms?

From bloodied knees to the House of Commons

Conservative MP Robert Halfon says his disability has helped him get to where he is.

Viewpoint: Does this statue start the right conversations?

A giant sculpture of a disabled girl has been erected in central London. For Kate Ansell, who wore calipers as a child, the statue triggers old memories.

The business owner with Down's Syndrome

The young entrepreneur with Down's Syndrome who runs her own fashion business.

Painting with paralysis

Artist Chuck Close was paralysed in 1988 and says art saved his life.

Dame Anne Begg: 'What do I do now?'

Former Aberdeen South MP on how being disabled was an advantage to her.

Politics, prose and protest music

The latest edition of the long-running talk show about disabled life.

Wheelchair user on why he hates 'that' festival picture

Ollie Knocker was picked up by the crowd at a festival, but it didn't end very well.

ILF: What will change?

The Independent Living Fund is closing on Tuesday. But what is it and who will it affect?

'Disabled should band together to bring living costs down'

An independent commission set up to make recommendations on how to reduce daily living costs for disabled people, delivers its findings

The priest who had both hands blown off by a letter bomb

Amputee Father Michael Lapsley says people should talk about their disabilities.

Being deaf and losing your sight

2 months agoHealth / Disabilities : BBC: Ouch

Sight is important for deaf people to communicate, so what happens if you also start to go blind?

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