My Life, Disability

My Raging Ramp Fee – Update

Regular followers of this blog would know about my run-ins with taxi drivers. Last year, I actually went to a tribunal to give evidence against one particular taxi driver, regarding their behaviour and attitude towards me when I asked for them to take me home. This driver has suspended following this the conclusion that was… Continue reading My Raging Ramp Fee – Update

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Disability, My Life, Student Life

10 Disability Horror Stories — Rock For Disability

“It’s the most scariest time of the year, with the kids trick or treating and monsters appearing that will bring us to fear, it’s the most scariest time of the year! 👻💀☠️🤡👽👾🧟‍♂️🧛‍♂️👿🧙‍♂️🎃” Yes Halloween is here again but it isn’t all about ghosts, vampires, zombies and monsters. Just trying to live a daily life as […]… Continue reading 10 Disability Horror Stories — Rock For Disability

Disability, My Life

Bearing Disability: Frustrations of A Wheelchair user| Guest Post — Little Sea Bear

Hi Everyone, please welcome Sophie who has kindly agreed to guest post for me today. She is a friend of mine who shares the same common interests as me—this means we bicker like two spinsters. Sophie is linking on to my post from last week Bearing Disability: Three Frustrations but this post is more about… Continue reading Bearing Disability: Frustrations of A Wheelchair user| Guest Post — Little Sea Bear

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At University with a Disability – Hiring Carers – Round 3

The new academic year at De Montfort University is here once more. This time I'm going into my third year... Once again, the search was on for a PA/carer to assist me through the third year and hopefully shape my experience throughout the academic terms 2018-2019; so, I am able to graduate at the end… Continue reading At University with a Disability – Hiring Carers – Round 3

Changing Places Reviews, Disability, My Life

Changing Places Campaign

‘Changing Places' facilities are brand-new, fast growing and are eagerly promoted. More information about these remarkable facilities can be found here: http://www.changing-places.org/ The 'Changing Places' campaign is hoping to open more and more 'Changing Places' all over the UK. Locate your nearest ‘Changing Places' facilities via http://www.uktoiletmap.org or you can download the app! This on-going… Continue reading Changing Places Campaign

Changing Places Reviews, Disability, My Life

My Experience With Changing Places

Having struggled for such a long time, needing the toilet out in public and not able to go, I am rejoiced to announce the new ‘Changing Places' facilities has come to shopping centres and public arena to enhance disabled people's experience out in public. ‘Changing Places' is a brand-new facility which is brand-new and refurbished… Continue reading My Experience With Changing Places

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The Radar Scheme

In more recent years, there have been changes that have been put into place as regards to disabled toilets. One of these changes is the radar scheme… On a number of toilets, the door bares a radar key lock. This means that the door cannot be unlocked without a radar key, which only disabled people… Continue reading The Radar Scheme

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My Personal Experience Before Changing Places

Before the ‘Changing Places’ facilities were introduced, I could never be as independent as I wanted to be. I have had Cerebral Palsy and use an electric wheelchair. I live every day as it comes, going out with family and friends, trying to not see my disability as I barrier. I am 22 years-old and… Continue reading My Personal Experience Before Changing Places