On the Buses as a Disabled Parent

What happens when you’re a wheelchair user, have young children and need to use the bus? This is the reality for disabled parents when there’s no policy to protect our rights to use public transport and how acts of kindness from fellow passengers can literally make or break our day as a result. Continue reading On the Buses 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

Potty Training with a Disability

I know what you’re thinking! Blimey, if Fi isn’t banging on about Changing Places she’ll find someway to discuss toilets in any way, shape or form haha. Serious though, do not waste money on toiletries for me for Christmas, pun intended! So amidst the Potty Training chaos our family has catapulted into head first now with my youngest Ava, while she sat watching Peppa Pig in the living room – all naturale…it came to me. I needed to do a blog post on how to handle Potty Training with a Disability, as yet again when I needed such a blog … Continue reading Potty Training with a Disability

A Guide to Exploring London as a Mum in a Wheelchair ♿

On 12th October 2018 we headed on the train from Manchester to London as a family for the National Muscular Dystrophy UK Conference, where I was appearing on a panel of incredible individuals – Lucy Watts MBE and Jamie Hale, to encourage others to (as the panel discussion title implies) – “Live the Life You Want.” Look out for a future blog on the MDUKConf18 After a long day speaking and mingling, we decided to make the most of our free evening before heading back home to a dreary Bolton, Manchester the following morning. Although blogging and guest speaking ventures have … Continue reading A Guide to Exploring London as a Mum in a Wheelchair ♿