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BBC TV and Radio this week: concessionary fares and mental health among British Asians

Dan Slipper Dan Slipper | 08:53 UK time, Thursday, 8 September 2011

Who is eligible and what are the restrictions on concessionary fares for disabled people were just two of the questions posed by In Touch on Radio 4.

Peter White presents In Touch on BBC Radio 4

Peter White spoke to David Sindall from the Association of Train Operating Companies and Nick Lester, Corporate Director for London Councils, about the Freedom Pass and the Disabled Person's Railcard.

Other highlights:

Listen - Asian Network - Asian Network Reports
Explored the efforts underway to tackle the stigma around mental health among British Asians.

Listen - Radio 2 - Jeremy Vine
Jeremy Vine discussed epilepsy.

Listen - World Service - The World Today Weekend
Julian Worricker investigated club nights for deaf people featuring a vibrating dance floor, aroma jockeys who spray different scents to accompany the music and signing dancers who interpret tracks.

Listen - Radio 4 - No Triumph, No Tragedy
Peter White spoke to counsellor, homeopath, journalist, lecturer and Methodist local preacher Dr Lin Berwick about her life living as a blind wheelchair user.

Listen - Radio 4 - Money Box
From the end of October the Government is abolishing half-price coach concessions for disabled people and pensioners. Campaign groups say this will put them at a disadvantage while others question why, during a time of overall cuts, this concession should still exist. Money Box debated the issue.

Catch up with disability radio & TV programmes on the BBC every Wednesday on this blog.


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