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Disability, sex and relationships: one couple, two different questions

In our series on disability, sex and relationships, expert and resident agony aunt Tuppy (who runs Outsiders – a private club for disabled people looking for a relationship) answers your questions. This week, working through two different disabilities for a couple. #DHgurus Dear Aunty Tuppy, I am writing on behalf of myself and my partner, as we both experience our

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Disability advice and advocacy: where to go for help

With government cuts biting into councils and care budgets, Disability Horizons writer Nichola Daunton explores the advice and advocacy options available for those who need support, wish to challenge a decision, or feel they’ve been treated unfairly… With the recent phasing out of ILF and the switch to PIP, many disabled people in the UK are facing difficult decisions regarding

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Disability and entertainment: the art of disability

Hayleigh Barclay is delighted to join in with Disability Horizons to offer a monthly article on entertainment. Hayleigh has a Masters in Creative Media Practises and is about to start a PhD in Gothic Literature and she’s going to use her expertise to open up the world of entertainment to Disability Horizon’s readers. This month, art, and the art of

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COMPETITION: Win a PULSE II SOLO and a PULSE II DUO sex toy

Hot Octopuss is offering two lucky Disability Horizons readers the chance to win a PULSE II SOLO or a PULSE II DUO sex toy worth £69 and £89 respectively. The toys are particularly useful for people with mobility issues or erectile dysfunction. There are three ways to enter the competition: 1) Follow @PleasurePulse and @DHorizons on Twitter and tweet this

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Disability and gadgets: Dementia… who’s innovating?

Robert Wemyss is the IT guru at Really Useful Stuff. RUS is delighted to join in with Disability Horizons to offer a monthly roundup of all things tech and gadget. We will take a quick look at new ideas on the horizon as well as great new inventions already on the market that make life easier and a lot more

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It’s time for disabled people to come together and organise…

With government cuts kicking in and the Labour Party in crisis, Disability Horizons writer Nichola Daunton interviews Mancunian disability activist (and lifelong Mozza fan) Richard Currie, about party politics, the media, and why it’s time to get active… How did you feel when the Conservatives won the general election back in May? From a party-political perspective, I was deeply concerned

The endless possibilities of visiting Australia

Australia is a big country with many interesting places, things and animals to visit and see. This is why tourists enjoy heading down under so much. Another thing that makes Australia interesting for tourists is that the country welcomes everyone. Travelers with disabilities visiting Australia won’t have to worry about not being able to fully participate in their down-under journey.

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Six Month Academy: mentoring scheme for young people with SMA

We’ve teamed up with SMA Support UK to create the Six Month Academy, our new mentoring scheme for young people with SMA. Here at Disability Horizons, we’re pleased to announce an exciting new mentoring and work experience scheme, the Six Month Academy, which we are launching in partnership with the good people at SMA Support UK. Open to all young

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Disability and public speaking: overcoming the fear

Hi, I’m Jennie and I’m new to Disability Horizons! I’m 24 and have Cerebral Palsy, which affects all four limbs and my speech. Like many of you out there, though, I don’t let my disability stop me from doing anything. That includes joining my local Toastmasters club, which is part of a global organisation that focuses on helping individuals to

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PULSE II: the sex toy developed with disabled people in mind

Disability and sex have long been considered mutually exclusive topics by the media and the general public. But one British entrepreneur is determined to change that and help people with mobility issues reclaim sexual pleasure. Back in 2008, Adam Lewis worked in events management, but in his spare time he was pursuing a dream in a very different area. He