Tag: sport

New minister, extra costs, and blind cricket

Victoria Wright and Ian Macrae hear from the new disability minister Mark Harper. They also discuss the extra costs of disability and Scope's Extra Costs Commission, plans to increase the number of disabled people on and off screen at the BBC, and international blind cricket. They are joined by Scope's community campaigns manager Rosemary Frazer, … Continue reading New minister, extra costs, and blind cricket

Employment and Hannah Cockroft

Dame Anne Begg, the Labour MP who chairs the committee of MPs which scrutinises the government's welfare reform policies, talks about her concerns relating to PIP assessments and Work Capability Assessments. Paul Carter and Penny Pepper discuss disability and employment and they hear from one of the stars of the Paralympics, Hannah Cockroft. http://traffic.libsyn.com/disabilitynowthedownload/Disability_Now_7_Podcast.mp3