When on the Masters open day at the University of Birmingham myself and my dad were lucky to find a ‘Changing Places’ facility located in the library. I was reassured by this as if I decide to apply for the University of Birmingham to study at postgraduate level, I would need the use of this… Continue reading ‘Changing Places’ – University of Birmingham Library
What D.I.S.A.B.I.L.I.T.Y means to me... Determination Intelligence Sociable Abilities Believe Independence Liberal Initiative Time You Determination - Every single person with a disability encounters challenges and barriers that take their toll on their lives. But those with disabilities have the determination to live life to the fullest. Part of being disabled is having to face challenges… Continue reading D.I.S.A.B.I.L.I.T.Y.
Birmingham International Airport offers a changing place facility which is located in the Departures section after you have passed through security. Although it is located by other toilets it is not obvious it is there, but it does have a sign with the correct symbol for this facility directing you to the facility. The door… Continue reading Changing Places – Birmingham International Airport
I don't travel abroad very often but when I do every trip is unique. There is always something that causes our tempers or emotions rise. Though our previous trips always encourage us to preplan to avoid any difficulties, we never get it totally right. Travelling to Spain in 2018 Before our holiday to Spain this… Continue reading Assisted Travel at Airports When Travelling with a Disability in 2018/2019
Hi, and this is a blog about me, Sophie Abel, and my life. The good, the bad and the challenging. From this post onwards, my blog posts are officially current. As my blog hits the new year, I decided to look back on why I started this blog to begin with. So who am I… Continue reading Why you should read, follow and share The Life of Sophie Abel
There are only a few cinemas I have easy access to due to the facilities within the location, including Odeon Cinema de Lux as part of Broadway Plaza in Birmingham, Cineworld Broad Street in Birmingham and showcase Cinema Deluxe Leicester. I don't often go to the cinema with my family rather I go with my… Continue reading The Cinematic Experience
Apologies for overwhelming notificationsHello, readers. WordPress has had technical issues and has unpublished some of my posts. Over the next week or so, you’ll be notified as I republish the lost posts. These have come in batches for several minutes. Sorry about this as I sort the error. As of the 11th of March, there… Continue reading Apologies
Hi everyone, here's a new update on my carers. Returning home from University, I began the hunt for new PAs to assist me in my life post-University. Sabrina had handed in her notice on my last day at University due to commuting issues. Then there was Hermione, who stayed a few weeks into the summer,… Continue reading Hiring Carers – Round 4: Is there a golden eagle?
After I finished university, I moved back home to Birmingham, This presented me with many challenges, including arrangements for my care support. Before I looked into getting new carers and PAs for the year, I had to sort out the care budget and how that differed now that I was back at home. Assessment Worker… Continue reading Insensitive Social Services Assessment Worker— A complaint