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.
Growing up it was very much an non-disabled world from a child’s eyes, it wasn’t the topic of conversation over the dinner table and I think that’s how my mum wanted it to be, not for any reason of being ashamed but more to show my brother and myself that even though she had her … Continue reading I fight for disability rights for the future me’s
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
Being disabled comes with it's own challenges but it also mean you can be judged very quickly by people before they have even said hello. Which is a natural human reaction that we all do, we have a tendency to stereotype and categorise people. My early 20’s I was full of confidence, carefree and didn’t … Continue reading You don’t have to prove yourself
This week is the end of diabetes awareness week so, I want to raise awareness of this condition and how you can live a normal life while managing your symptoms. Last year I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes it was a shock at first but I have learned I can manage it with careful … Continue reading Diabetes & Me
This week is national Carers’ Week and the theme is ‘Making Carers Visible’. Did you know there is an estimated 6.5m people in the UK who care for a family or friend with a disability, mental or physical illness. All while being classed as being ‘unpaid’. Yes some may receive carers allowance at less than … Continue reading Brightly making carers visible