disabled people

BBC Radio 4: Welfare Reform - disability

BBC Radio 4 programme with Peter White looking at the proposals which will affect many disabled people who are currently unemployed and claiming incapacity benefit.

BBC Radio 4: Guide dogs in mosques - disability

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours programme looks at how worshippers at the Bilal Jamia mosque in Leicester are getting used to the first-ever guide dog to be allowed into a mosque. Vargo belongs to Mahomed-Abraar and has been given his own bed in the entrance hall following a Fatwa, or Islamic decree, from the Muslim Council of Great Britain which states that because Vargo is being used to guide Mahomed, he shouldn't be regarded as unclean.

Housing for disabled children and their families: an information resource

An overview of information about housing for disabled children and their families, and ideas for improving their circumstances. The purpose of the resource is to raise awareness of this important aspect of community care and to help non-specialists find out more about promoting positive change in this complex field.

Forgotten Citizens: Today's Forgotten Citizens

This podcast was recorded at the 'Forgotton Citizens' Conference, held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008. Furrah Arshad introduces the work of the organisation Ethnic Enable and its origins. She talks through some of the major issues affecting people with learning disabilities from black and minority ethnic communities in Scotland and also shares her thoughts on how best to make connections with families from black and minority ethnic communities. Tahira Ramzan is a young Asian woman with learning disabilities and she shares her experiences and hopes for her future.

Aiming high for disabled children misses funding targets

The government launched its Aiming High for Disabled Children's programme for May 2007 to bring about a transformation of services across health and social care. Funding was provided to local authorities and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). However, local authorities are reporting difficulties in getting PCTs to commit to developing services. In addition, funding for the programme has not been ring fenced and it is often not possible to identify what has been spent on disabled children.

BBC Radio 4: Autism on the stage

BBC Radio 4 programme with Adam Godley and Michael Blastland talking about autism on the stage and why writers are so attracted to the subject.

BBC Radio 4: Caring Choices - disability

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours programme with Ivan Lewis and Niall Dickson. A report published finds most people would be happy to contribute to the costs of long-term care for the elderly but want a fairer system in return.

BBC Radio 4: Debate on social care - disability

BBC Radio 4 Your and Yours programme with Ivan Lewis, Lord Sutherland and Lord Lipsey. A Green Paper on the future of social care expected in 2009 is discussed - what it contains and how it will work in Scotland.

BBC Radio 4: Stay Up Late - disability

BBC Radio 4 Your and Yours programme about the opportunity for disabled people to socialise. Features Liverpool’s Da Da Festival – the UK’s biggest event for learning disabled people.

BBC Radio 4: Independent Living Strategy - disability

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours programme with Jenny Morris and Roger Berry. They discuss the publication of the Independent Living Strategy and what real difference will it make to disabled people.