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The Disability Download is brought to you by pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Hosted by Erin, who has rheumatoid arthritis, and joined by guest hosts along the way, we respond to current topics, share stories and open up conversations about disability. From sex education, to inclusive sport, to music and mental health - you don't want to miss this! Don't forget to hit subscribe!

The Disability Download is brought to you by pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Hosted by Erin, who has rheumatoid arthritis, and joined by guest hosts along the way, we respond to current topics, share stories and open up conversations about disability. From sex education, to inclusive sport, to music and mental health - you don't want to miss this! Don't forget to hit subscribe!

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The Disability Download is brought to you by pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Hosted by Erin, who has rheumatoid arthritis, and joined by guest hosts along the way, we respond to current topics, share stories and open up conversations about disability. From sex education, to inclusive sport, to music and mental health - you don't want to miss this! Don't forget to hit subscribe!

Language:

English


Episodes

Changing perceptions of disability in South Asian communities with Amrit and Huma

9/30/2022
Check out Amrit's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXg4dzkd45hY5PI0TShOsag Read Amrit's blog: https://leonardcheshire.org/our-impact/stories/we-need-debunk-myths-about-employing-disabled-people Follow Huma on Twitter: @humashah Follow Leonard Cheshire on social: @LeonardCheshire Find out more about Leonard Cheshire: https://leonardcheshire.org/

Duration:00:32:35

Disabled novelists Chloe and Penny share their stories

8/27/2022
Find out more about Chloe: Linktree shows her book, website, podcast and social media handles. Follow Chloe on social media: Via @clotimms: Chloe on Twitter @clotimms, Chloe on Facebook @clotimms, Chloe on Instagram @clotimms. Chloe’s podcast: Confessions of a Debut novelist – Acast. Also available on all good podcast platforms. Find out more about Penny: Check out Penny’s website Follow Penny on social media: Penny on Twitter - @penny_author, Penny on Facebook @pennybatchelorauthor,...

Duration:00:33:35

Amplifying disabled voices in the media – a conversation with journalist Gary O’Donoghue

7/30/2022
Follow Gary on Twitter: @BBCBlindGazza Follow Jazz on Twitter: @JazzShaban Follow Leonard Cheshire on social: @LeonardCheshire Find out more about Leonard Cheshire: https://leonardcheshire.org/ Find out about Jazz's Small Voices Project: https://smallvoiceprojects.com/355-2/

Duration:00:26:01

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) - Challenging stigma around dynamic disabilities with Suruthi (@fightrheumatoidarthritis)

6/17/2022
Follow Suruthi on Instagram - @fightrheumatoidarthritis Read more from Suruthi: https://www.versusarthritis.org/news/2020/september/having-an-invisible-condition-can-make-things-that-bit-harder/ Learn more about Leonard Cheshire Follow Leonard Cheshire on social: @LeonardCheshire

Duration:00:25:46

Making the music scene accessible for performs and gig-goers with Kray-Z Legz

5/28/2022
Follow Kray-Z Legz on Instagram Follow Kray-Z Legz on Facebook Listen to Kray-Z Legz on Spotify Read Kray-Z Legz blog on diversity within the industry Visit Leonard Cheshire's website Follow Leonard Cheshire on social: @LeonardCheshire

Duration:00:31:59

Fashion, design and being the change you want to see with Caprice Kwai

4/30/2022
Check out Caprice's website: https://www.capricekwai.com/about-me Follow Caprice on Instagram: @capricekwai Check out Caprice's business on Instagram: @bycapricekwai Read Caprice's blog: Nine businesses owned by disabled people Follow Leonard Cheshire: @LeonardCheshire Visit our website: https://leonardcheshire.org/ Read more about Zebedee Talent: https://www.zebedeetalent.com/

Duration:00:23:30

Shielding and Coronavirus - Why Sarah’s fighting for free testing

3/26/2022
Sign Sarah's petition here: https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-we-want-free-lateral-flow-tests-available-to-those-who-are-clinically-extremely-vulnerable?recruiter=88671692&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=share_for_starters_page&recruited_by_id=7d3d9f85-1a0e-4f46-a04f-a6e821f4a689&utm_content=fht-32443340-en-gb Follow us on social: @LeonardCheshire Visit our website: https://leonardcheshire.org/ Email us at:...

Duration:00:31:21

Inclusive sport: Making connections and breaking down barriers

2/26/2022
You can find out more about the programmes and organisations we discussed. Visit Get Yourself Active and follow them on Twitter @GetYrselfActive. Visit Disability Rights UK and follow them on Twitter @DisRightsUK. Visit Sport for Confidence and follow them on Twitter @SportforConf. Also check out @LeonardCheshire for our forthcoming sport programmes in 2022. See Leonard Cheshire and Sport England All Active Together. You can follow boccia coach Donna Robinson on Twitter via...

Duration:00:26:52

At the Intersection: Gender Identity and Autism with Kit and Beck

1/29/2022
Check out Beck's website: https://www.disabledinnovation.com/ Read Beck's blog about their experience as a disabled , non-binary person: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/our-impact/stories/my-autism-and-gender-identity Check out Kit's blog about the controversy around Sia's film 'Music': https://www.leonardcheshire.org/our-impact/stories/why-i-wont-be-watching-sias-music Some resources recommended by Kit on 'spoon theory':...

Duration:00:29:32

Change Makers meet 2030 and Counting

12/18/2021
Change Makers is supported by the Act for Change Fund is a £3.6 million partnership between Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, for organisations supporting young people working for change. The Fund provides resources for young people to challenge social injustice, find ways of overcoming inequality and give voice to issues they are experiencing. Act for Change Fund is a joint initiative between Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, working in partnership...

Duration:00:23:02

At the Intersection: Fantasy Fiction with Ennis Rook Bashe

11/27/2021
Follow Ennis on Twitter: @rookthebird or visit their website https://ennisrook.wordpress.com/ Check out Leonard Cheshire's 'At the Intersection' blog series: https://leonardcheshire.org/our-impact/stories/why-we-need-talk-about-intersectionality Follow Leonard Cheshire on Twitter and Instagram: @LeonardCheshire Email us at disabilitydownload@leonardcheshire.org

Duration:00:21:34

Muscular Dystrophy - Fundraising, family and fighting for a fairer world with Martin Hywood

10/30/2021
Follow Martin on social media: @HywoodMartin Read Martin's blog: https://martinhywood.blogspot.com/ Follow Muscular Dystrophy UK: Twitter - @MDUK_News Instagram/Facebook/LinkedIn: musculardystrophyUK Learn more about Muscular Dystrophy UK: https://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/ Follow Leonard Cheshire: @LeonardCheshire Read more about Leonard Cheshire's work: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/ Know someone who would be a great guest? Emails us at disabilitydownload@leonardcheshire.org You...

Duration:00:25:25

Powerchair Football Refereeing with Nathan Mattick

9/25/2021
Follow Nathan on Twitter: @NathanMattick8 Follow Leonard Cheshire on Instagram/Twitter: @LeonardCheshire Read more about Leonard Cheshire: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/ Find out about Can Do sport: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/get-support/learning/can-do Email us: disabilitydownload@leonardcheshire.org

Duration:00:20:50

From retail to record label - How self-employment empowered me

8/28/2021
Find out more about Grinning Dog Records, the label Grace runs with her husband, at https://nickcapaldi.com/, or by following Grinning Dog Records on Facebook, @_GDRecords on Twitter, and @grinningdogrecords on Instagram. Sound design and editing by Sally Raper: https://sallyar.wixsite.com/sallyraper Find out more about Leonard Cheshire's employment campaign: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/get-involved/campaign-us/employment Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @LeonardCheshire Email:...

Duration:00:21:59

Asperger's – The impact of music, subcultures and school – with Niall

8/14/2021
Find out more about Leonard Cheshire's employment campaign: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/get-involved/campaign-us/employment Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @LeonardCheshire Email: disabilitydownload@leonardcheshire.org

Duration:00:39:54

Sport, doughnuts and finding your passion with Paralympians Livvy Breen and Mo Jomni

7/24/2021
Follow Livvy on Twitter: @BreenOlivia And on Instagram: @livvy_breen Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoatezJomni And on Instagram: @mr_jomni Follow Leonard Cheshire: @LeonardCheshire Find out more about Leonard Cheshire: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/ Check out Livvy's 15 minute home work outs: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/get-support/learning/can-do/show-me-you-can Find out more about the Paralympics: https://paralympics.org.uk/articles/games/tokyo-2021

Duration:00:28:34

Dating apps, inclusive sex education and motherhood with Cathy Reay

6/26/2021
Follow Cathy on Instagram: @thatsinglemum Cathy's Patreon account: https://www.patreon.com/thatsinglemum Follow Leonard Cheshire: @LeonardCheshire Visit our website: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/

Duration:00:32:16

'Never Mind the Gap' - My Employment Journey with Ruth Owen OBE

5/29/2021
Find out more about Ruth: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/about-us/our-news/press-releases/ruth-owen-joins-leonard-cheshire-ceo Our employment research: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/sites/default/files/2020-10/Locked-out-of-labour-market.pdf Follow Ruth on Twitter: @Ruth_owenOBE Follow Ruth on Instagram: @ruthowenobe Follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @LeonardCheshire Email us: disabilitydownload@leonardcheshire.org

Duration:00:31:08

Addressing the Accessibility Gap with Access Rating

5/15/2021
Find out more about Access Rating: https://www.accessrating.com/app/ Follow Access Rating on Twitter: @access_rating Follow Leonard Cheshire on social: @LeonardCheshire Visit the Leonard Cheshire website: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/ Email us: disabilitydownload@leonardcheshire.org

Duration:00:42:14

My Traumatic Brain Injury - mental health and motivation

4/24/2021
Find out more about Headways, the Brain Injury Association: https://www.headway.org.uk/ Find out more about The Prince's Trust: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/ Visit the Leonard Cheshire website: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/ Follow Leonard Cheshire on Twitter and Instagram: @LeonardCheshire

Duration:00:34:56