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
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 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
Welcome back, can you believe it’s Sunday already the weeks seem to be flying by! Have you ever wheeled/walked into a room to forget why? Misplaced an item to many times or just struggling to focus on a single task at time. Yes yes and absolutely I will totally hold my hands up more so … Continue reading Quarantine Brain
Welcome back everyone and not forgetting all you newbies also. Hi how are ya? Last week I wrote about my shocking experience with my local wheelchair services AJM Healthcare over a two year period to the present day, since then I have been inundated with messages and comments from other wheelchair uses about their own … Continue reading A broken system
I've said it many times before the disability world is very much a second thought and forgotten world. It's a subject I probably should have written about long before now, so why haven't I!? probably because when you spend so much time fighting for the simplest of things like going to the toilet you live … Continue reading A forgotten world
"Mental health matters" even more so today than ever before we need to protect our mental health, you will always have your sceptics that say it's just load rubbish man/women up your being dramatic there's nothing wrong with you! DON'T listen and don't try to reason with them it's not going to help your mental … Continue reading Celebrating kindness ~ Mental Health