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The health service: writing to the blind and shouting at the deaf
Blind people get sent letters inviting them to eye clinics for appointments. They do not turn up because they can’t read them.
Debate of the Week: Middletown Centre for Autism
This week’s look at Stormont touches on autism provision – something of which there is a serious shortfall in NI.
At last! The disability research project led by people with disabilities
One of the most telling indictments of society’s attitudes to people with disabilities is that it has taken until now for research into how to help disabled people live independent lives to be led by those affected
Debate of the Week: Question Time with Arlene Foster
Our Stormont snapshot takes its first foray into oral questions; we look at an aspect of Fresh Start that aims to reduce paramilitary influence.
Inappropriate language: what is going on in modern politics?
The establishment is taking a kicking at the polls and many people struggle to understand why. One reason the point is being missed is because political discussion is hamstrung by outdated slogans.
Fostering goodwill with another unionist defection
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Party-hopping councillor Aaron Callan has stepped on a rake and smacked himself in the face – but it won’t really matter.
BBC Newsline: headlines and deadlines
Every night at the top of the Six O’Clock national news BBC NI’s Newsline has 10 seconds to sell itself.
Promising start for prison college
At last some good news for the beleaguered Northern Ireland Prison Service.
Debate of the week: meet the new plan, same as the old plan
The new Health Minister brought her 10-year plan for health reform to the floor on Tuesday.
Health reform, part two – stubborn opposition
Scope looks at media shortcomings and the spectre of a populist threat to health reform that just won’t go away.
Health reform, part one – here we don’t go again?
The Bengoa report has been been published and the Health Minister has released parallel plans for reform. We’ve been here before.
Weir gears up for battle over rural schools
When Education Minister Peter Weir launched the latest consultation on the future of schools he was setting himself for a severe examination which will test him to the limit.
Winter warner: increasing pressure on local health services
Last December the Royal College of Nursing said the independent sector is struggling with staffing levels. Scope looks concerns for care of older people as we head into winter.