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’”

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.”

I want to scream I’m still here!

I don’t know about all of you – I sometimes have this overwhelming urge to shout ‘Hello, I’m still here’ I’m not invisible while frantically waving my arms in the air – well, if that was at all possible, I’ll need to rope in one of my PA’s to do that part! I’ve openly saidContinue reading “I want to scream I’m still here!”

Using a disabled toilet when you don’t need to

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 thatContinue reading “Using a disabled toilet when you don’t need to”

Accessible Housing needs

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 slippersContinue reading “Accessible Housing needs”

Having a disability comes with a big price tag.

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 everythingContinue reading “Having a disability comes with a big price tag.”