Brexit Health Left Politics

Dancing Queen

  Theresa May danced on stage at the Tory conference, clearly relishing the opportunity to make a bit of a joke out of her recent Africa dance exhibition. If everyone else at the conservative conference is auditioning for the prime minister’s job, is she auditioning for the BBC’s Strictly? It’s nice to know that our […]

Environment Health International

One in Five challenge Starbucks

One in Five disability rights organisation in Scotland have written to Starbucks CEO, Kevin Johnson. International organisations representing over 500,000 disabled people have supported the letter. Ungagged are pleased to be included.  The campaigners have challenged Starbucks to invest in the research and development of a new straw that will satisfy environmentalists and disabled people. Jamie Szymkowiak […]

Campaigns Health

Real Carers Week

I am privileged to belong to a group of passionate writers who are called Ungagged. I love them because they share voices that deserve to be heard and often are not. At the end of Carers Week, am proud to be writing for them. Once a year we carers get patted on the back and […]

Environment Health

Plastic Pleurisy

So I stumbled across a twitter thread today, quite innocuous but linked to a vital and important issue. Plastic straws. Now I know we have all seen that awful video of the poor turtle with the straw up his nose, but in case you haven’t…  https://youtu.be/4wH878t78bw Here at ungagged we try really hard to support […]

Feminism Financial Health Human Rights

Universal Chaos

A shocking government briefing paper written by David Webster of the Child Poverty action Group has come to light exposing the failings of the Tories flagship Universal Credit system, including skyrocketing sanctions against pregnant women, and people with mental health problems. The scheme, which the government agreed in its universal credit white paper (pdf) was […]