Disabled and older people deserve better than ‘making do’

Let’s get right down to the wheels this year has proven to be challenging for most people, but for too many disabled people the challenges have and still been significantly worse because of access issues within their home.” Disabled people for far too long now have been expected to ‘make do’ and ‘just put upContinue reading “Disabled and older people deserve better than ‘making do’”

Is it too hard to understand we just want independence!

Lately, I have felt the majority of my conversations with people have been around the word independence – why I fight so hard and why we deserve to have our Independence. Surely it can’t be that difficult to understand why? Maybe it’s just me and my stubbornness to make the world a more inclusive placeContinue reading “Is it too hard to understand we just want independence!”

My boobs and my disability

Well ladies let’s talk tits, boobs or breast. Whatever you like to call them it’s a subject we should definitely warm our hands up to and Cop-a-feel, well that’s what all the adverts and professionals say checking yourself regularly is a good thing but that’s all fair and well – unless you’re physically unable to,Continue reading “My boobs and my disability”

What my wheelchair has taught me about life.

Everyday is a life lesson some way or another. I have a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy a progressive muscle wasting condition I use a wheelchair 24/7, 365 days of the year unless we have a leap year of course. That has been my reality of more than two and a bit decades. But myContinue reading “What my wheelchair has taught me about life.”

For Accessible Homes

Have you ever looked around at your home and thought I really hate living here not because of the decor or the area that you live, but because you’re stuck in one room unable to access any of the other rooms in your home. This one room acts as your living room, bedroom, kitchen andContinue reading “For Accessible Homes”

My life with Myofibrillar Myopathy – Muscular Dystrophy

Lately, I’ve spoken a lot about having a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy a progressive muscle-wasting condition – If you’ve been following my journey you’ll already know and if not welcome. I’ve never really explained in detail the type of rare Muscular Dystrophy I have and how it affects me so It’s probably time IContinue reading “My life with Myofibrillar Myopathy – Muscular Dystrophy”

Is it disability or accessibility – The social model

This is a subject that I’m coming across a lot more lately whether it’s online or in conversation – the social model of disability. What does it actually mean? Many people that are disabled see it in different ways, why because one size doesn’t fit all, in other words, each person’s disabilities affects them inContinue reading “Is it disability or accessibility – The social model”

Having a disability isn’t a weakness

Having a disability isn’t a weakness, it should be seen as a strength. What does the word disability mean to you? When you look at someone with a disability what do you see strength or weakness. Is the first thing that pops into your mind ‘oh bless it must be hard’ or ‘I’m glad I’mContinue reading “Having a disability isn’t a weakness”