• 13 Jan 2018

    For many, the post-Christmas period is a time of rethinking what we eat and drink. Some try a dry January while others start the year with the good intentions of eating more healthily. But what about eating more sustainably? This week the government published a 25-year plan for the environment and targeted excess packaging, while…

  • 31 Aug 2017

    Jared O’Mara, the newly elected Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam, who has cerebral palsy, discusses disability rights.

  • 31 Aug 2017

    A United Nations inquiry has accused the government of failing to uphold the rights of disabled people in a whole range of areas, from health and housing to work and education.

  • 2 Aug 2017

    Game of Thrones star Kit Harington – aka Jon Snow – has joined a campaign to support charities facing a £400 million bill for back pay owed to carers who sleep over in residential homes. The charity Mencap says the ruling to pay carers the National Minimum Wage could have a devastating impact on the…

  • 17 Jul 2017

    Mandy Colleran, an actor and disability activist with Not Dead Yet UK, says assisted dying sets a “dangerous precedent”. She argues that high-quality palliative care is needed, with everyone given a “dignified end”.

  • 15 Jul 2017

    For any student, picking up a first class honours degree would be an achievement. But for Rob Camm it is an especial feat – coming less than four years after he was paralysed from the neck down in a car accident. The 23-year-old applied for his university place while still in a spinal unit in…

  • 25 Apr 2017

    Another group of people hoping not to be ignored in this election are people with disabilities. In a new report today, MPs from the women and equalities select committee said the Government was still failing to improve access for disabled people.

  • 25 Apr 2017

    Faiza Shaheen, the director of the think tank Class, which campaigns against inequality, and Ella Whelan, the assistant editor of Spiked magazine, which supports Brexit.

  • 12 Apr 2017

    Thousands of people with disabilities have already had their adapted vehicles taken away, because of changes in the benefit system. Now the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK says 900 people each week are losing their cars or scooters because they’re being denied the new Personal Independence Payments.

  • 12 Apr 2017

    Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green discusses the disability issue. He was officially giving interviews on today’s unemployment figures – which have fallen to their lowest level in a decade – so we started there.

  • 5 Mar 2017

    Now, with a year to go until the Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea, British athletes are currently competing around the world to land a place in Team GB.

  • 18 Jan 2017

    “Absolutely delighted”: that’s how Doug Paulley feels after winning a partial victory against a bus company at the Supreme Court in a battle over wheelchair spaces.

  • 13 Jan 2017

    Britain has long been a nation of football obsessives. But for many disabled fans, following their favourite team is a massive challenge.

  • 2 Jan 2017

    Award-winning British Paralympic athelete, Anne Wafula Strike has criticised CrossCountry train services. She says the company left her ‘profoundly humiliated’ by failing to provide a working disabled toilet on its service.

  • 13 Dec 2016

    It’s a matter of basic human dignity, but for a quarter of a million disabled people, finding appropriate places to go to the loo is often an undignified struggle. We’ve already reported on the lack of proper facilities in public places around the country. Tonight, in the latest in our No Go Britain series, we…