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
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.
Today I’ve decided to keep it short and sweet all the while channelling positive vibes, as I think we could all do with a bit of positivity. it’s a great time to spread love and positivity. Let’s get straight into it. The power of positivity can create a huge impact on your life it’s an … Continue reading The Power of Positivity
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 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
Sunday seems to come around so quickly again only feels like yesterday I was saying ‘Hi how are you, it’s Sunday AGAIN!’ During the last few months i have had waves of different emotions; as I am sure most of you have been feeling too, but this past week I have struggled with whether I … Continue reading A different world