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Inclusive Activities for the Whole Family

When different family members have different abilities, it can be challenging to come up with inclusive ways to keep everyone entertained, especially during lockdown. Here are some creative, effective and yet oh so simple suggestions to pass the time together!

Guest Blog by Ellie Hayes Continue reading Inclusive Activities for the Whole Family

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10 Things People Ask Me as a Disabled Parent

A stark insight into societies ‘no-filter’ approach, common misconceptions and ableist attitudes when encountering parents with disabilities. Continue reading 10 Things People Ask Me as a Disabled Parent

Blog post collage cover image. States "Inclusive Kitchen features the DFG can make a reality - part of the Accessible Living Series." Includes images of my daughters making cupcakes with me on the rise and fall worktops, tea cooking in the accessible oven and my hand turning the carousel in the cupboard. Sticky Post

Inclusive Kitchen Features the DFG Can Make a Reality | Accessible Living

An insider’s guide on how to improve the functionality of the kitchen to meet your needs using the Disabled Facilities Grant. Including first-hand experience proving that attitudes, knowledge and the right support will enable you to regain your independence in what many consider the heart of the home. Continue reading Inclusive Kitchen Features the DFG Can Make a Reality | Accessible Living

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Party in the Park – Bolton | Accessibility Review ♿

Discover how a group of volunteers pulled off making our local festival accessible to families like ours. Proving a little understanding and real passion for inclusion can open doors to so many people from all walks of life. It is really that simple! Continue reading Party in the Park – Bolton | Accessibility Review ♿

Photo of a Mercedes Sprinter with tail-gate wheelchair ramp deployed with a wheelchair user icon with long hair boarding. In the passenger window is the emoji family to represent my partner and two little girls. Above the van is a childlike drawing of a rainbow and sunshine.

First Driving Experience|Motability Journey

Part 2 of my Motability Journey series. In this blog I get behind the wheel for the first time in my life, being plunged in at the deep end with a beast of a WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle) and am assessed on my capability to drive with high tech controls as somebody with a progressive, muscle-wasting condition. Do I pass or fail? Read to find out… Continue reading First Driving Experience|Motability Journey