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

  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

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

Guest Blog: Leon Taylor – Striving to help others with Cerebral Palsy

Leon Taylor has Cerebral Palsy and is a former Paralympic footballer. He’s an Ambassador and Trustee of Cerebral Palsy Sport and also the UK representative of the World CP Day Committee.  Here’s his blog. . . I was born with Cerebral Palsy, which predominantly affects the right side of my body. As a former ParalympicContinue reading Guest Blog: Leon Taylor – Striving to help others with Cerebral Palsy

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

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

Building an inclusive, more tolerant future

I just posted on my Flyinglady Website about how I love going into schools and doing Disability Awareness sessions for the children; I’m so passionate about it that I offer the sessions for free wherever I possibly can. The sessions help kids to understand that everyone is different and that’s a good thing; life wouldContinue reading Building an inclusive, more tolerant future

Challenges of a Disabled Mum: Capturing Memories

It’s something most parents don’t even think about. Quickly grabbing the camera to capture your child’s first of something is what every parent has done at some point. Indeed, my hubby has thousands of pictures capturing everything from Jack’s first taste of sweet potatoes to his first attempt at writing his own name.  Each areContinue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum: Capturing Memories