Ableism This is definitely a word I’m seeing pop up more and more, but this word has always been lurking in the corners as if it’s waiting to say ‘remember me’. It has played a very significant role in all of my life even before I was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy because I grow up … Continue reading Are you being Ableist – And don’t even know it.
In 2017 it was reported that ‘social care’ was in cataclysmic crisis. Disclaimer: it’s important to remember NOT ALL Carers and Care Agencies are the same and this post is just about care at home not care homes. As someone who relies heavily on having extra help at home due to having a disability with … Continue reading Home care agencies neglect and indifferences – Who’s responsible
Hey everyone! I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of this project with Tesco since the beginning, being able to share my story that’s not all that different to the 1/4 million other disabled people and their families stories so it’s amazing to be able to write this post and share with you all … Continue reading List of Tesco Changing Places
Anyone that knows me, knows that my favourite subject is talking toilets yes it’s a strange subject to get my wheels excited about I know. But not just any old toilets you’ll find me normally talking about changing places but this time around I want to talk about all accessible toilets. And a subject that … Continue reading Using a disabled toilet when you don’t need to
13.9 million Disabled people in the UK. 1.8 million have an accessible housing need - 580 thousand are of working age. We’ve heard government saying like ‘Build better, build beautiful’ or the newest one ‘Build, build, build’. Remember the famous movie of a young farm girl, clicking the heels of her sparkling, ruby red slippers … Continue reading Accessible Housing needs
Ever looked at an item thinking I can totally find that cheaper elsewhere or online - every penny helps right?. But what if you already know it won’t be cheaper elsewhere but it’s something you need to help keep your Independence. Society seems to have this deluded conception that when you have a disability everything … Continue reading Having a disability comes with a big price tag.
Being a disabled adult I am acutely aware of the many challenges i will face in life, becoming somewhat immune to forms of discrimination and aggression. I almost expect not to be able to get into a shop because there’s a step or two to get into the shop or the Ilys too small for … Continue reading Ask about my disability if your curious.
With the UK slowly coming out of lockdown and re-opening all our lives will start to enter into a new normal of wearing face masks and social distancing. Following markers on shop floors, eating in restaurants and drinking in pubs will never be the same are you ready for this to become the new normal? … Continue reading Are you Accessible