25 years ago today, Princess Diana visited Eastbourne to open a pioneering development in assisted living.
Shinewater Court has since been a home for dozens of people with severe and complex disabilities, two of whom have been married, many others exceeding expectations.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to service manager Carol Wade and residents Graham and Jane Thompson.
A project to train disabled people to work as gym instructors has been so successful, it's being rolled out again in Kent this summer. The spinal injuries charity Aspire, which runs the scheme, is now appealing for more people to join up.
Andrea Thomas has been speaking to fitness instructor Tom Ervin, from Maidstone, and InstructAbility project manager Hilary Farmiloe.
The course is free for unemployed, disabled people over 16 and is taking place in Ashford in May. To find out more click here.
Almost half of people with learning difficulties in Medway have been the victim of a hate crime. That's the shocking finding of a three year study. Tom Savvides talks to victims Katherine Johnson, Robert Marno and Allan Finn as well as the Chief Constable of Kent Alan Pughsley.
The mother of a little girl with a serious heart condition says she is being forced to choose between heating her home and eating after one of her financial lifelines was cut.
Catherine Halliday from Sheerness has been told she is no longer entitled to the £200 a month disability living allowance for her daughter, who struggles to eat and breathe. Andy Dickenson reports.
Disability hate crime is widespread but, sadly, rarely reported. People with disabilities can find themselves subjected to cruel taunts - and, in some cases, physical violence.
VIDEO: Shocking video has been released tonight of a 'carer' stealing disability allowance from the young man she was supposed to be looking after. Kayleigh Spinks was filmed stealing £100 from 21-year-old Joe Ware, who's severely disabled. Derek Johnson reports.
VIDEO: Time is running out for a day centre which supports over 100 adults with learning disabilities across the Thames Valley. Kate Bunkall reports.
A day centre for people with learning disabilities fears it could be forced to close. The building the Reading-based charity Stepping Stones was due to move to, is no longer available. If it can't find new premises, it says it will have to shut.
The closure of 27 Remploy factories is an abdication of the Government's responsibility to disabled workers, Labour says.
Shadow work and pensions minister Anne McGuire said ministers should have delayed the announcement for longer, giving workers at the 54 factories considered for closure longer to come up with viable business plans.
They believe ministers should have delayed for longer, giving workers longer to come up with viable business plans.
The Remploy factory in Southampton is due to close, whilst Poole's factory is being seen as a potentially viable business plan, so it'll be subject to further consultation.
Around 1700 Remploy jobs are to go nationwide with posts at risk in Southampton and Poole. Trade unions will oppose the closures but disability groups are in favour because they regard the sheltered factory model as outdated.