Listen: A Bristol boy’s disabled life by Richard Prior
As part of this series of podcasts about under-represented parts of Bristol’s history, this is Richard's story of living with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy, a condition that causes degenerative muscle weakness.
Blind people facing ‘ongoing’ discrimination by taxi services, local organisations say
Blind and partially sighted people say they and their guide dogs are still being refused taxi services in Bristol, despite recent law changes meant to strengthen their rights.
Autistic woman wins damages after police put ‘false and misleading’ information on her record
In the latest in a series of payouts from the force, Avon and Somerset Police were found to hold records incorrectly describing her as having 'split personality, violent when not medicated'.
Revealed: The Disabled Bristolians waiting months and years to live in accessible homes
Housing adaptations for Disabled people should offer independence – but for many it's a prolonged bureaucratic nightmare.
Locked out of nature: Making Bristol’s parks accessible to Disabled people
Being outdoors is vital to our wellbeing, even more so during a pandemic, but for Disabled people, getting out into nature is harder than ever.
‘Marginalised people are worse affected by the housing crisis’: the Bristol renters facing discrimination and bias
Bristol City Council have pledged to stamp out discrimination in the private rental sector. But it’s not always clear cut.
Police denied autistic woman access to appropriate adult after suicide attempt
A second complaint has been upheld against Avon and Somerset Police over their treatment of a woman who says she has suffered years of hate crime.
Author of damning report into autism services criticises police response, praises council and health services
Sir Stephen Bubb speaks to the Cable about the response to his independent report, which last week exposed serious failings of people with autism and learning disabilities by multiple agencies in Bristol.