Category Archives: internet

Paralympian Baroness Grey-Thompson suffers online abuse over train trouble

Baroness Grey-Thompson says she has attracted a stream of anti-disability abuse after she spoke of having to crawl off a train in London.


A newspaper website reporting the story prompted a large number of offensive comments about the peer’s disability.

“There’s a lot of disabled people who wouldn’t be able to deal with it the way I’m able to,” she said.

How can technology shape the way we provide care?

Family and care service support for the vulnerable has yet to benefit from the technological developments of our modern world

  • Madeleine Starr


Councils have been testing the water with telecare systems, such as this one in West Lothian, Scotland. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

Caring is going to happen to all of us; so is it time we dragged support for families who care into the 21st century?

Computers in the cow shed!

Is this the most unusual Spring Online Event ever?

We’ve heard of Spring Online events being held in libraries, community centres, cafes and even pubs – but never in a cowshed before.

But on April 23, Brenda’s Cowshed in Perrymoor near Lancaster will open its doors for the The No. 1 Ladies Spring Online Event.

There will be tea, cake and the chance to learn more about digital photography and sharing photos, using Skype and email to keep in touch with the family, plus ipad tricks and treats during the afternoon.