Disabilities

Challenging Perceptions in Society

Challenging Perceptions in Society

By Richard Harris I sit with certain family members, watching TV and cringe every now and then at their reaction to people and situations. For example, I have noticed, recently that the BBC has begun to deploy disabled news readers and weather presenters. We have a generation or two of people in this country who will see the difference between […]

by · 22nd February 2017 · Disabilities
How will Brexit affect disabled people

How will Brexit affect disabled people

By Richard Harris Few years will be as memorable as 2016; it was a truly momentous year in world politics. Britain made the decision to leave the European Union; David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister; Theresa May became the second female Prime Minister in British history; Nigel Farage resigned as UKIP leader…twice, and Donald Trump defied the odds and defeated […]

by · 31st January 2017 · Disabilities, Blog
Empowering the Disabled

Empowering the Disabled

By Richard Harris, Parliament Street Disabilities Spokesman Margaret Thatcher once said: “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.” Similarly, I do not know any disabled person who does not want a job; who does […]

by · 30th November 2016 · Disabilities, Blog