ADAPT AND TAKE CONTROL

What do you think is the UK’s biggest single cause of disability? Believe it or not, it is arthritis. It affects at least nine million people, and reinforces the point that most people become limited, rather than being born with a disability. It also proves it could...

Template Letters to support Your Disability

Like it or not, all of us have to write an occasional letter. Many people find this a challenge. I’m not talking about exchanges of gossip or thanks with friends and family, but the formal stuff required when accessing services, applying for grants, challenging...

In debt with cancer: Is your bank listening?

Some cancer sufferers who phone the Macmillan support line want to talk about death, and the process of dying. But for 25 times as many patients, it’s not their health they want to discuss. It’s their finances. Macmillan’s research shows that most...

Advocacy in mental health

The MIND Guide to Advocacy explains what advocacy is and how it can help you. It gives information on different types of advocacy, including statutory advocates, what sort of situations an advocate can help you with, and how to find an advocate. What is advocacy?...