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Guest Blog by Lucy Reynolds

16 October 2020

My name is Lucy Reynolds and I am a public speaker, academic researcher, writer and advocate for disability rights. I am passionate about changing perceptions of disability through sharing the insights and knowledge gained from my PhD research and first-hand through my own experiences. I also have my own blog: ‘We Are All Disabled’ https://www.wearealldisabled.org which… Read more »

Celebrating Difference Launch Event Report & Analysis

13 October 2020

What happened, what was talked about and what it meant! This report provides an analysis of the content generated at our Celebrating Difference launch event, which consisted of focus group discussions (via breakout rooms in zoom), Q&A panel discussions, feedback and audience participation. The narrative from the sessions was coded then thematically analysed and the… Read more »

Celebrating Difference Launch Event

8 September 2020

Join us for our official Difference North East launch on Zoom! Saturday 19th September 10.30am – 12.30pm  Be Inspired – by our guest speakers, including our Patron, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.  Be Entertained – by local disabled performers, including the winner of our ‘Speak Up for Difference’ poetry competition.  Be Heard – tell us about the issues… Read more »

Logged In but Locked Out

28 July 2020

I might not be the sort of person you think of when talking about digital exclusion – I work, I can afford broadband and decent IT gear, I have used computers all my working life and I live in a city where internet access is good.  But I still find that at times, I cannot access… Read more »

Newsletter July 2020

24 July 2020

Difference North East Welcome to our latest news update. I hope you are well. In this issue we’ve got some exciting news about our online launch event, and some of the really important projects we’re involved wi… Go to this Sway

Newsletter May 2020

4 May 2020

Welcome to our second Difference newsletter. I hope you are well and managing to find ways to cope with the challenges of the current crisis. In this update we can tell you about some of the ways we’re trying to support disabled people regionally and nationally.

COVID 19

More self-isolation?

24 March 2020

I have noticed a few social media posts from disabled people along the lines of ‘What are non-disabled people complaining about? Isolation is something I put up with all the time”.  There is little doubt that many of us become isolated as a result of our impairments, or more accurately, because of society’s inability or… Read more »

A little someones journey

23 December 2019

A little someone’s Journey….   Hello, we have a had a busy couple of weeks in the run-up to Christmas, we started off with a bit of a trip to Morrisons because it was quiet, we are such a new partnership I would not dream of taking a little someone to a busy environment.  … Read more »