1 in 4 Women With Disabilities Experience Domestic Abuse | #DisabledSurvivorsToo

DISCLAIMER: POST CONTAINS SENSITIVE MATERIAL THAT SOME READERS MAY FIND UPSETTING. ALL FACTS MENTIONED ON SAID TOPIC ARE FROM EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AVAILABLE FROM WOMEN’S AID CHARITIES, STRENGTHENED BY MY OWN EXPERIENCE AS A DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVOR. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU … Continue reading 1 in 4 Women With Disabilities Experience Domestic Abuse | #DisabledSurvivorsToo

Life On The Buses | Bolton’s £48m Interchange Overhaul | Access + Inclusion

[Thumbnail Image of new Bolton Interchange with blog title and recognisable disability symbols]  It’s been 5 years since Bolton Council put out to its residents that the town centre and its outdated transport interchange was getting a long overdue make-over. Long out shined by partner town Bury’s introduction of The Rock, which was drawing more people than ever to the small town centre, already recognised by having one of Britain’s best markets. It’s no wonder Bolton Council had to think BIG to get more shoppers influxing it’s way again. Many a resident will tell you in recent years Bolton has … Continue reading Life On The Buses | Bolton’s £48m Interchange Overhaul | Access + Inclusion

Ava’s NICU Journey | A Surprise Delivery! | NICU Awareness Month

Ava Harriet was born on 24th September 2015, weighing a tiny 4lb 10oz. Just like her big sister Abbigail, Ava was born by elective c-section via general anesthesia, planned months in advance in a very controlled setting due to complications surrounding my muscle wasting disease. To understand more about this please visit my Pregnancy & Childbirth post for more details. Although I got given a different team of specialists with it being 3 years on from my first pregnancy, everything as far as the birth plan was exactly the same as it was with my first. If it’s not broken … Continue reading Ava’s NICU Journey | A Surprise Delivery! | NICU Awareness Month

10 Disabled-Friendly YET Stylish Phone/Tablet Accessories

I think I can speak for the mass majority of the disabled community when I say, we want the same things as everyone else as far as our gadgets/technology goes. Sometimes our varying disabilities mean we have to get creative to operate or handle them with ease, but the LAST thing we want is a “disability/elderly marketed aid” that screams that terrible medical visual we all know and HATE when it comes to stuff that’s supposed to make our lives easier. So over the years I’ve scoured the interweb high and low for your average, stylish, trendy, make your friends … Continue reading 10 Disabled-Friendly YET Stylish Phone/Tablet Accessories

Personal Assistants 101: Mutual Respect Speaks Volumes

Welcome to the first installment of many blog posts I have in mind on the matter of recruiting, managing, appreciating and knowing your rights as an employer of Personal Assistants via the Direct Payments scheme here in the UK. CLICK HERE for more information on what the Direct Payments Scheme entails In this blog I’m not holding back any punches, we are diving head first into the type of workable relationship you want to have with a person whom (let’s get real here!), is going to be very involved in your day-to-day life and needs to get to know you, … Continue reading Personal Assistants 101: Mutual Respect Speaks Volumes

Tips for the Disabled eBay Buyer / Seller

Who doesn’t love a good bargain? From car boot sales, to 2 for 1 in Poundland to bundles of whatever you could ever want on eBay for a fraction of the RRP. I know I do! When I ventured into the land of Online shopping and opened a PayPal account, eBay was one of the first ventures I wanted to explore. Hearing the possibilities are endless and the bargains other people were getting, I just had to see what all the hype was. Now I’ve been an avid eBay Buyer/Seller for 12 years. Sold over 3500 second hand items and … Continue reading Tips for the Disabled eBay Buyer / Seller