Media Coverage

Read more about our work:

Futures of Work: Covid-19 Recovery: How Will People Re-Engage Work And Employment? An article by Jo Ingold, Catherine Hale, Kate Hardy and Stef Benstead.

BBC Radio 4: Catherine Hale was interviewed about isolation by You and Yours (at 23 minutes).


Disability News Service: People with chronic illness face hostility and isolation because of society’s failure to understand how their impairment affects their lives, according to the results of a ground-breaking piece of user-led research


Disability Wales: What does COVID-19 mean for the chronic illness community? The COVID-19 crisis has us all in shock. But it has also shone a light on our social exclusion as a group of disabled people, as well as our hopes for inclusion. A blog by Catherine Hale.


DRILL blog: Reflections on our emancipatory research process. Stef Benstead discusses what was different about our research methods, and shares participants’ experiences of being heard and included.


Shaping our Lives: On Spoons and spoonies. Catherine Hale explains the basis of the chronic illness community and the role of the internet and social media in sustaining it.


Disability News Service: Bridging the chronic illness community and the disability movement.


Spooniehacker: Working to get spoonies a political platform. Editor Aly Fixter interviews Catherine Hale.

Wheelchair Vista: Why Words Matter: spoonie or energy impaired. Using the term energy impairment gives us a different status. It is a direct comparison against non-disabled people who do not have to battle the difficulties we face every day. Fran Springfield argues for adopting the language of energy impairment to convey that we are not “just tired”

BBC Ouch: Chronic Illness takeover podcast. Catherine Hale in conversation with chronic illness writer and journalist Natasha Lipman.