9 year old girl pushing her 5 year old brother in his wheelchair past the finish line, both dressed as superheroes

How Accessibility Impacts Young Carers

For Young Carers Awareness Day, I spoke with 2 incredible young people with siblings who have life-limiting conditions. Exploring their journeys, support available and how lack of accessibility affects them too! Continue reading How Accessibility Impacts Young Carers

Collage thumbnail image. On the left it reads 'Sport on the Square' inside a football net graphic, beneath "An inclusive approach to sport for the whole family' embraced by both a family symbol and wheelchair and below this the Bolton Council logo. On the right is a sneak peek of two photos from the day. The first is my 6 year old nephew trying archery and and 2nd is my 6 year old daughter riding in circles on a large 3 wheeler trike.

‘Sport on the Square’ 3-day Festival #Bolton | Accessibility Review ♿

Come along for the ride through this detailed post on ‘Sport on the Square,’ a local 3-day festival focusing on keeping families in the borough active. Taking out the guess work by giving you the inside scoop on how accessible and inclusive the event is for families with a wide range of disabilities such as ours. Continue reading ‘Sport on the Square’ 3-day Festival #Bolton | Accessibility Review ♿

I Risk My Life Everytime I Venture Out | #FitToBurst

Did the title grab your attention? No, it wasn’t clickbait. No, I’m not being dramatic and no, there isn’t another way out of this vicious cycle that I haven’t spent 14 years trying to make work to improve my situation. “ My name is Fi, I’m a 30 year old Mum of 2 little girls living in Bolton, Greater Manchester and I was born with an extremely rare, progressive muscle-wasting condition. I am totally dependant on a powerchair to mobilise, am completely non-ambulatory (unable to walk) and need help with most aspects of daily life. Including toileting. “ Maybe that … Continue reading I Risk My Life Everytime I Venture Out | #FitToBurst

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