Breaking down barriers with the Social Model of Disability

Breaking down barriers with the Social Model of Disability

With International Day of People with Disabilities just around the corner, chances are you’ll see lots of articles talking about ‘disabled people’ and ‘people with disabilities’. But does it matter what phrase you use? According to the Social Model of Disability, it...

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Eco-ableism: the curse of climate change

Eco-ableism: the curse of climate change

Over the last week the news has been full of COP26 and how we all need to be doing our bit to fight climate change. Even the soap operas have got in on the act, joining forces for the first time ever with crossover storylines to highlight different environmental...

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Celebrate our achievements, not our conditions

Celebrate our achievements, not our conditions

From Team GB’s historic gold in wheelchair rugby, to Sarah Storey becoming the most successful and most decorated British Paralympian of all time  some are saying the Tokyo Paralympics are the best ever. As a Games Maker at London 2012 I will always disagree with...

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The Tokyo Paralympics – what legacy will it leave?

The Tokyo Paralympics – what legacy will it leave?

“Going for jobs in the past, there would always be parts of a role or the building that had barriers – but when I was a Games Maker, it was the first time in my life I had access to all areas! Nowhere on the Olympic Park was out of bounds.  It was amazing to feel for...

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Let’s make physical activity fit for all

Let’s make physical activity fit for all

The power of physical activity to create and unite communities is showing itself online, right now. Gyms and leisure centres are closed, most of us in are in lockdown and ‘The Body Coach’ Joe Wicks is the rising star. He is broadcasting P.E Lessons every weekday...

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