I have had to postpone work as I can’t book an accessible taxi in the UK’s second largest city.
As part of my #QuestionMarkWhereYouPark Campaign, I recently wrote to my MP, Nicola Richards, to ask her to support the campaign and consider raising it in Parliament. Though it took her a little while to respond, Nicola seemed sympathetic and supportive of the issues I had raised. Nicola made me aware of the Traffic RegulationContinue reading #QuestionMarkWhereYouPark Update
I know I’ve written about this before but Christmas is a particularly difficult time to be a wheelchair user. From mid-November, I begin to notice the aisles in shops starting to narrow as retailers seek to cram as much as they can in to attract festive shoppers. It becomes almost impossible to get around withoutContinue reading Christmas shouldn’t compromise disability access
Those of you who follow my blog will know of the issues I had over the summer with my electric wheelchair. At the time of writing my last blog, I was awaiting new batteries having only just had another fault resolved. The drama continued to unfold as a new set of batteries were sent andContinue reading Wheelchair Woes… finally resolved
If you have read my last blog, you’ll be aware of my current wheelchair issues and the frustration it’s causing. At the time of writing my last blog, I stupidly thought I was nearing the end of my issues. Little did I know there was further drama in store. Frustrated by being told I’d haveContinue reading Wheelchair Woes . . . Sadly Continued
I recently tweeted about how frustrating life can be as a disabled person but how incredibly grateful I am for having such supportive family and friends. Life as a someone who is reliant upon an electric wheelchair can be very frustrating, particularly when things go wrong. Almost three weeks ago, I had planned anContinue reading Wheelchair Woes
Like most parents, I’m breathing a sigh of relief now that the kids are back at school. It’s a challenge for any parent, trying to keep kids entertained whilst not spending an absolute fortune. This was also the first time that I felt confident in taking Jack out and about independently, using public transport –Continue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum: Game of Cat & Mouse!
Last weekend was rare for me. I was really looking forward to a short break in London, visiting one of my oldest friends and my sister. I have Cerebral Palsy and a four year old son, so taking a break is a real treat. We’d arranged a night out and as a wheelchair user, thisContinue reading Open Letter to Uber: Your failure of a Disabled Customer
This is my life, my feelings, my achievements and frustrations of living with Cerebral Palsy Campaigning – I’ve spent the last ten years supporting and campaigning for the rights of Disabled People. I ran a campaign to improve the accessibility of my local area – taking it as far as No. 10 Downing Street. FindContinue reading Cerebral Palsy: The good, the bad and everything in between
Thomas Talbot is 13 years old and has Cerebral Palsy – it hasn’t stopped him from becoming a successful international Racerunner. Here’s his story. . . My story Hi – my name is Thomas. I’m 13 years old and I live near Lincoln. I am an International RaceRunner and I have cerebral palsy. I haveContinue reading Guest Blog: Thomas Talbot – My Racerunning Story