Emmerdale: prenatal testing and Down’s Syndrome storyline under fire

Down’s Syndrome is often far from a life-limiting condition: is Emmerdale perpetuating archaic attitudes and setting back disability advocacy with its upcoming Down’s Syndrome storyline?

BARNARDO’S Offers HELPLINE For ASIAN AND BLACK FAMILIES Impacted By COVID-19 Ahead Of New England-wide Lockdown

Helpline provides therapeutic support, a live web chat facility, and a lifeline to communities struggling to deal with issues such as sickness and bereavement, rising hate crime and loss of support … Continue reading BARNARDO’S Offers HELPLINE For ASIAN AND BLACK FAMILIES Impacted By COVID-19 Ahead Of New England-wide Lockdown

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In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

“Wow, you’re brave”, she winced at me. Nine pounds? Really? Just gas and air? I didn’t tell her that the majority of my 11 hour labour didn’t even feature entonox … Continue reading In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

Wales declares retail therapy a sin: regional Coronavirus lockdown latest

What pandemonium awaits Welsh retail workers today, ahead of the 17 day “firebreak” lockdown imposed by Wales’ First Minister, Mark Drakeford?

BARNARDO’S Launches UK’s First HELPLINE Supporting Vulnerable BLACK, ASIAN AND MINORITY ETHNIC CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Impacted By COVID-19

Launching tomorrow, UK’s first helpline offering lifeline to communities hardest hit by the pandemic An urgently needed helpline supporting vulnerable Black, Asian and minority ethnic children and families, who have been … Continue reading BARNARDO’S Launches UK’s First HELPLINE Supporting Vulnerable BLACK, ASIAN AND MINORITY ETHNIC CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Impacted By COVID-19

BARNARDO’s Brings Together Charities and Community Organisations To Improve Outcomes For BAME Children

Barnardo’s working with BAME-led groups to explore how to improve outcomes and life opportunities for BAME children and young people The UK’s largest children’s charity, Barnardo’s, is working with a wide range of BAME-led … Continue reading BARNARDO’s Brings Together Charities and Community Organisations To Improve Outcomes For BAME Children

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Disabled children: inhumane treatment under the blanket of Coronavirus

As parents across England and Wales prepare their children for a return to school that will look so different to such a large proportion of attendees, so many of us … Continue reading Disabled children: inhumane treatment under the blanket of Coronavirus

Kids In Crisis Over COVID

See, Hear, Respond set up to support those who have become vulnerable throughout the coronavirus pandemic More than a million parents1 believe their child could benefit from professional help in the wake … Continue reading Kids In Crisis Over COVID

Fighting obesity against the backdrop of Coronavirus – what’s the answer?

Fat-shaming, body positivity and stigma, obesity is a Public Health issue and those with a High BMI are in danger from Covid-19. Is weight loss surgery the answer? A perspective from surgeons and patients examines the issues

The long and difficult road to recovery – why Coronavirus isn’t always over in a fortnight

More and more evidence is coming to light that “long Covid”, as it’s commonly known amongst people battling it, is not just in their heads. Despite the stigma of the longer term suffering and the reported ignorance from the healthcare professionals they have struggled to gain recognition from, prominent voices from the medical community are finally looking into this phenomena.

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“Women’s issues” – written off, ignored and mocked for too long

Women are used to being called hysterical. The very word itself comes from the Greek word, hysterika, meaning uterus. If you’re hysterical, your behaviour is marked by “uncontrollable, extreme emotion”.

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Entertaining the idea of bringing back gigs – ‘Let the Music Play’ campaign unites an industry

There aren’t many people who don’t enjoy a good singalong. The power of a song to transport you back in time is legendary. Only the other week, a medley of … Continue reading Entertaining the idea of bringing back gigs – ‘Let the Music Play’ campaign unites an industry