Wheelchair Woes… finally resolved

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

Wheelchair Woes . . . Sadly Continued

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

Wheelchair Woes

  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

Challenges of a Disabled Mum: Game of Cat & Mouse!

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!

Open Letter to Uber: Your failure of a Disabled Customer

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

Cerebral Palsy: The good, the bad and everything in between

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

Guest Blog: Thomas Talbot – My Racerunning Story

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

Challenges of a Disabled Mum: The School Run

How the time flies! It doesn’t seem five minutes since I was breastfeeding and watching my little boy learning to walk. Now, he’s just started school and I’m just like any other mum doing the school run every day. Well, not quite. The school run can be stressful enough but add a wheelchair to theContinue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum: The School Run

Open Letter to All Bus Drivers – from a Wheelchair User Passenger

You see me waiting at the bus stop and I try to search your face for a clue as to which camp you fit into.  You see, you fit into two camps and sometimes I can’t tell until you pull up and open the doors. All the time, I’m filled with dread and anxiousness, wonderingContinue reading Open Letter to All Bus Drivers – from a Wheelchair User Passenger

My “PIP” journey: Please don’t treat me as a number

Tomorrow is my PIP assessment and for those who are not familiar, PIP stands for “Personal Independence Payment” and is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA). I’m nervous for two reasons: a) I’ve heard and read about many people who have had a bad experience of the PIP assessment process and b) my experience thus farContinue reading My “PIP” journey: Please don’t treat me as a number