Disabled and Fighting for a Sex Life

Sofie Middernacht and Maarten Alexander/Mosaic

How misperceptions about disability can prevent people with physical and cognitive impairments from being able to express their sexuality

Who will foot the bill to raise pay for care workers?

As public sector workers strike over pay in Liverpool, Phoebe Dempster holds a banner in support of her care worker mother.

Photograph: Christopher Thomond for The Guardian. for the Guardian

What is to be done about the scandal of low pay in the social care sector? With 100 care agencies under investigation for failure to pay the national minimum wage, shortchanging an estimated 160,000 workers, there’s an understandable sense of outrage on behalf of this vast but low-profile workforce.

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Dementia care home dog Ellie May up for award at Crufts

Julie Cashell says Ellie May unites the home and puts visitors and residents at ease

A dog credited with transforming the lives of residents of the dementia care home where she lives has been nominated for an award at Crufts.