Disabled people struggling to hire carers & PA’s

This is a subject that doesn’t seem to disappear within the disabled and elderly community – the struggle to hire carers or PA’s to help with vital daily tasks. According to a report published in October, an estimated 70,000 care users employ around 100,000 live-in carers and personal assistants (PAs) through public funds, via aContinue reading “Disabled people struggling to hire carers & PA’s”

AccessAble – An Accessibility Guide

AccessAble App/Website – an accessibility guide that could change your life! Going out is as simple as picking a place, grabbing your keys, purse/Wallet maybe a jacketed if it’s chilly. Oh how I/many would love to say yes this is totally what happens. Being disabled you become a master planner. Research can be key toContinue reading “AccessAble – An Accessibility Guide”

Writing on egg shells’ – impact of online trolls

*Some of the subject matter in this blog readers may find triggering. This is an article I wrote for Leonard Cheshire. When I started my blog, ‘My Life Kerry’s Way’, it never crossed my mind that I would receive negative or hateful comments just because I’m disabled and sharing my journey. I am all forContinue reading “Writing on egg shells’ – impact of online trolls”

Let’s not pretend disability simulation works and is okay!

Wheels in uproar. Last week my eyes where in disbelief at what I was reading and I wasn’t alone! Did you hear about the ‘A Day In My Wheels Challenge’ TV presenter Lorraine Keane and 25-strong group made up of celebrities, businesspeople and politicians took part in the 24 hour challenge – Keane wanted toContinue reading “Let’s not pretend disability simulation works and is okay!”

The Effects of Guilt on My Body and Mind

Would it surprise you if I was to say the most basic emotions related to Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and other chronic illnesses was Guilt. We all know that Guilt occurs when a person feels regret or shame in response to their actions (or inactions) in a particular situation. The feeling that they have gone againstContinue reading “The Effects of Guilt on My Body and Mind”

Highways England: Access Guides for Motorway Services

Disclaimer: This post is a paid partnership with AccessAble & National Highways. As always, my comments are honest and entirely my own. Accessibility, Diversity, Inclusion. Every now and then I need to pinch myself – finding my voice and a real passion, for not just sharing my world living as a disabled person, but beingContinue reading “Highways England: Access Guides for Motorway Services”

A real sh*ty reminder

Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own. Several times over the past few weeks, i can safely say I’ve had a real toilet slap in the face reminder, why it’s so vital to have access to a crazy thing like a ‘toilet’. As a campaigner you feel likeContinue reading “A real sh*ty reminder”

Why It’s Important to Give Yourself resting time With Muscular Dystrophy

You may have noticed last that last week I didn’t post – I took a little nosedive off the side of my bed one morning two weeks ago, and even though I was battered and bruised, and took a little trip to A&E, felt terrible, and knew I needed to rest as much as possibleContinue reading “Why It’s Important to Give Yourself resting time With Muscular Dystrophy”