Our partners and members share their experiences, insights and knowledge.

Injecting the personal into physical activity & care

January 6th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Research shows us that regular engagement in physical activity has substantial health (both physical and mental) benefits for Disabled people. Sadly, Disabled people are nowhere near as likely to be as active as non-disabled people. A recent study showed that activity levels decrease sharply the more impairments an individual has (Sport England Active Lives, 2021). Given the health inequality between Disabled and non-Disabled

NHS @Home – Iggy’s Experience

November 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

The NHS is struggling. It is on its knees and there is no more money (so we're told). Resources are not going to appear overnight; new doctors and nurses take time to train. Therefore, what we need is a change and that has to come from taking more responsibility ourselves. Technology that is available in most people’s pockets can help with this, but

How can data really improve health and care?

July 26th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

In light of the government publishing its draft national data strategy, we take a look back at the recommendations of our report on health inequalities and vaccine hesitancy, where we made a series of recommendations made about how data can be used to support or undermine efforts to tackle health inequalities.

Cancer, COVID and a Better Future

February 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , |

As one of the growing number of cancer survivors, (four years in remission and counting), I can empathise with those who, during the current Covid pandemic, are awaiting diagnosis or treatment for cancer. It will be an understandably difficult time for them, with even the most stoical and resilient among them likely to run the gamut of emotions, from anxiety and frustration to