Day care centres: Reduced hours affecting disabled adults, carers say
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Day care centres: Reduced hours affecting disabled adults, carers say

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58560861     By Nelli Bird BBC Health News   About one thousand people have signed a petition to fully reopen day centres for disabled adults.       Sian Thomas, 40, who is mentally and physically disabled, has been visiting Brooklands day centre in Risca five days a week…

‘I was denied cervical screening because of my disability’
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‘I was denied cervical screening because of my disability’

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49266785 By BBC Health News Women with physical disabilities often have to fight to access cervical screening, with some denied it altogether, a charity is warning. Some said they hadn’t had smear tests for years because hoists were unavailable and testing at home was not an option, a report found….

New support launched for disabled adults to improve health
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New support launched for disabled adults to improve health

This article was taken from: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-support-launched-for-disabled-adults-to-improve-health By Public Health England A PHE world-leading evidence review and UK Chief Medical Officer physical activity infographic has been launched for disabled adults. There are potentially around 3.5 million disabled adults at greater risk of poor health due to inactivity, and evidence shows they are twice as likely to be inactive…

Electrical implant helps paralysed people to walk again
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Electrical implant helps paralysed people to walk again

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45628498 By BBC Health news Three patients, all paralysed from the waist down, have been able to walk again after having an electrical patch fitted to their spinal cords. Experts say the device, which is placed below the injury, helps lost signals from the brain reach the leg muscles. US…

UK cuts ‘have created a human catastrophe for disabled people’

UK cuts ‘have created a human catastrophe for disabled people’

Cuts to social services have “totally neglected” the needs of disabled people and created a “human catastrophe”, the chairwoman of a UN human rights committee has said. Theresia Degener, who leads the UN’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), accused British politicians of failing vulnerable members of society. UK officials have also…