Throughout the lockdown, we have all been finding new and interesting ways to connect with one another. Social interaction has been incredibly important for everyone’s mental health, wellbeing and sense of connection. Across the country, the people we support have been finding amazing ways to stay in each other’s lives and supporting each other when loneliness starts setting in.Continue reading “We’re in this together”
Every Thursday, we rally together and clap for our carers. During this time, key workers all over the UK have been doing an incredible job, not only by supporting the nation but by giving us all hope. Kate Wright, the manager of Sense TouchBase Cymru, is incredibly proud of her entire team and the way that they have responded to the lockdown.Continue reading “The Welsh Connection”
Across the world, we are taking extraordinary measures to stop the spread of Covid-19. This crisis has a profound impact on every aspect of our lives. Those that watch the news have spent the last two months acquiring a deeper understanding of the inequalities facing different communities. People are much more emotionally engaged and want to see change. They care more about the welfare of others and what it takes to improve people’s lives – many want a better society to emerge from this crisis.Continue reading “Is it possible to articulate a better future from this COVID emergency?”
Today in Parliament, the Women and Equalities Committee is discussing the impact of COVID-19 on people with protected characteristics, included disabled people.Continue reading “The impact of COVID-19 on disabled people”
Relections on the huge impact Covid-19 has had on our charity
“What keeps you awake at night?” This is a question that is often asked of CEOs. Coronavirus has turned this question on its head. The world has reshaped itself faster than we can reshape ourselves: since Covid-19, no-one can predict the world with any certainty now.Continue reading “What Keeps You Awake at Night?”
Access to treatment for coronavirus should not be based on erroneous quality of life judgements about disabled people.
This weekend many of you will have read the worrying news that some people with long term health conditions and disabilities have been informed that they will be denied care if they become seriously ill with Coronavirus. I recognise how distressing this must be for so many of the families that Sense supports.Continue reading “No one should be left out of life”