Category Archives: Disability News


A Goodwood First For Brotherwood

An ex-Serviceman Set a ‘Hillclimb’ record in a Brotherwood wheelchair accessible Nissan amid all of the noise and smoke at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Lionel O’Connor made history to become the very first wheelchair user in the 23 years of the event to complete the iconic hillclimb course as a passenger aboard a wheelchair accessible Brotherwood vehicle, piloted by Goodwood regular and former Nissan BTCC racing driver Andy Middlehurst.

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Round-Scotland Disabled Flying Relay Takes To The Air

Last Monday morning a small plane rose into the skies over Glasgow on the first leg of a two-day round-Scotland charity flight relay being flown by disabled pilots.

By lunchtime David Morton (28), from Inverness, who has cerebral palsy, was at the controls of the Piper Cherokee Warrior 2 as it landed in Dundee. He, in turn handed over to Pauline Gallagher (39), from Greenock, who has athetoid cerebral palsy and moderate hearing loss for the next leg.

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A Guide to Life Insurance for Disabled People

Finding life insurance should not have to be difficult but the unfortunate truth is that finding the right product is rarely easy if you have a disability. Do not be disheartened though, because there are options available.

By Matt Sanders

In fact, thanks to the Equality Act 2010, insurance companies are not allowed to discriminate against disabled people. Under this legislation, a disability is defined as ‘a physical or mental condition which has a long-term and substantial effect on your daily life’. Insurers can, however, legitimately charge higher premiums depending on the nature of the disability. And if the disability is deemed too great a risk, they may not insure the individual at all.

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