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Home Adaptations

Paul Young (and before him Marvin Gaye) once sung about how home was wherever he lay his hat. However, choice and location of headwear notwithstanding, for most of us “home” is actually somewhere much more important. The American psychologist Susan Clayton has gone as far as saying that, for many of us, our homes are […]

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Claire Cunningam on ‘The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight’

How do we look at each other? How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our bodies shape the ways we perceive the world around us? These are some of the questions raised by a new work by acclaimed Scottish disabled artist Claire Cunningham, who will be performing – for the first time […]

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Scottish Government invests in Employability

Disabled people looking to work will benefit from some £20 million of additional support from the Scottish Government, as it prepares to use new devolved powers from 1 April 2017. “New powers on employability are among the most exciting of the new areas to be devolved as it gives Scotland the chance to create something […]

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Claire Cunningham in 'Ménage à Trois' at the Tramway Theatre, Glasgow (Dress Rehearsal August 23rd, 2012)

A Purposeful Step

“Disabled arts has gone much further in dance than it has in any other art form,” insists Robert Softley Gale. “I think it’s because we can bring our own body to the party; it’s not about doing a classical text or any of that sort of thing, it’s about being real.” Robert is one of […]

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Working in Further and Higher Education

“I was provided with a canine assistant three years ago. My line manager was happy to accommodate the dog working around the department. My employer (even up to Vice Chancellor level) was positive about the message this gives, and accommodated dog walking and toileting in the university’s gardens, where dogs are not normally allowed.” So […]

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Queer Up North

  Liverpool’s annual LGBT festival returns with a programme of exhibitions, events and debates under the theme of ‘Art=Life’. So why should you head to Liverpool this November? “We’ve got some amazing highlights this year,” insists Homotopia’s Development Director Bev Ayre, when asked about this year’s festival at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre and other venues around […]

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Access All Areas

Many of Cornwall’s most popular attractions accommodate the needs of disabled visitors – with good reason! The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey, are undoubtedly one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK, and an undoubted jewel in Cornwall’s crown of visitor attractions. They are also among the more accessible in the UK. […]

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