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Phil Friend invites disabled people in to talk about the stuff they use to overcome the barriers they face in living an independent life. Some very innovative and left-field thinking is the name of the game

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Phil Friend invites disabled people in to talk about the stuff they use to overcome the barriers they face in living an independent life. Some very innovative and left-field thinking is the name of the game

    Better Communication means Better Healthcare

    Better Communication means Better Healthcare

    Dr Rachael Grimaldi is an anaesthetist based at The Royal Sussex County Hospital.  She decided to try and solve a major problem when she heard the story of a critically ill patient who talked about his terror when he couldn’t understand what healthcare...

    • 23 min
    Gordon McCullough CEO at RIDC shares his thoughts and ideas about a post COVID future

    Gordon McCullough CEO at RIDC shares his thoughts and ideas about a post COVID future

    The coronavirus has had a massive impact on everyone, and the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RIDC)  had to change and adapt to get through the crisis.In this podcast, Gordon McCullough, the CEO of RIDC, discusses the important role the...

    • 31 min
    Hazel Dudley - Photography, Travel and Liverpool FC.

    Hazel Dudley - Photography, Travel and Liverpool FC.

    Hazel Dudley is retired having worked for many years in the Civil Service as a personal secretary. She went blind in her childhood and now puts her considerable skills as a blind person to good use as a panel member for RIDC testing apps and websites. ...

    • 18 min
    Gavin Neate - Making the world a better place.

    Gavin Neate - Making the world a better place.

    After leaving school Gavin Neate joined the armed forces and served in the military police as a dog handler. He was based up at RAF Lucas, and just north of Lucas was a Guide Dogs for the Blind training centre and he used to go along and do voluntary...

    • 22 min
    Patrick Burke - Design and Function should go hand in hand.

    Patrick Burke - Design and Function should go hand in hand.

    After a successful career in IT working in the finance industry, Patrick Burke was forced to take medical retirement as a result of Multiple Sclerosis. After initially struggling to adjust to his new "normal" he now spends much of his time exploring the...

    • 20 min
    Mary Duffy Innovator par excellence.

    Mary Duffy Innovator par excellence.

    Resolute, determined, funny, innovative and creative Mary Duffy is all of these things. As a Thalidomide survivor, she has invented all sorts of ingenious ways of managing her daily life and her artistic career without arms. Mary lives by the sea in...

    • 16 min

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