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Rise in mental health bed occupancy

Mental health bed occupancy has hit its highest level in at least five years, the latest NHS England figures show.

National Theatre plans shows on issue of disability

National Theatre boss Rufus Norris has said he hopes to stage more work that will focus on the issue of disability.

Schools 'must improve support for diabetic children'

More than a quarter of parents of children and young people with Type 1 diabetes are unhappy with the care and support their child receives for the condition in school, it has emerged

Equality watchdog contradicts football’s Premier League over access

Football’s Premier League has been criticised by disabled fans and the equality watchdog after defending clubs that have failed to provide enough wheelchair-accessible spaces in their grounds.

New project to tackle mental health issues

Hundreds of people including police officers, health professionals and social workers are to get mental health first aid training.

The bionic suit helping wheelchair users get back on their feet

James Johnson can still remember the moment he was told he would never walk again.

TV industry must improve representation of disabled people

Creative industry bodies are calling for the TV industry to “urgently look into” improving the representation of disabled people in response to figures showing fewer than half as many disabled people work in TV compared to the wider workforce.

Queen’s speech ‘suggests the worst is yet to come'

Disabled people should prepare themselves for more cuts and further attacks on their rights over the next five years, disabled campaigners have warned in the wake of this week’s Queen’s speech.

Queen’s Speech fails to mention social care funding

Social care funding was ‘strikingly absent’ from the Queen’s Speech which set out the Government’s intention to secure the future of the National Health Service by increasing the health budget, integrating healthcare and social care and ensuring the NHS works on a seven day basis.

Charity highlights role of siblings in supporting adults with a disability

Campaigners say the support needs and caring role of about 1.7 million adults in the UK who have grown up with a disabled brother or sister are overlooked.