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Leaps & Happy Feet With Olympic Gold Medalist! #AD

Now we’re back in the world, I’ve been focused on building safe social opportunities for the girls with other kids as they’ve been completely isolated from other children the past 6 months. So when I was approached by Beth Tweddle Gymnastics for a partnership, I jumped at the opportunity to finally get 2020 onto the right foot by getting them into something new! Continue reading Leaps & Happy Feet With Olympic Gold Medalist! #AD

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Rolling Out Into The New World | Shielding with Muscular Dystrophy During the COVID Pandemic

Talking through my concerns as shielding drew to an end, the extra challenges disabled people face in the COVID era. What was it like coming out of hiding after 5 months? Read to find out… Continue reading Rolling Out Into The New World | Shielding with Muscular Dystrophy During the COVID Pandemic

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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 ♿

Wheelchair Accessible Van Hand Controls Fitting | Motability Journey

Part 3 – We travel to Coventry to meet the team at Jim Doran Hand Controls to finally see our drive-from wheelchair accessible vehicle for the very first time and begin the first of a series of fittings for the specialist hand controls. Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Van Hand Controls Fitting | Motability Journey

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