Changing Places Reviews

Changing Places – Birmingham International Airport

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

Disability, My Life, Travel

Assisted Travel at Airports When Travelling with a Disability in 2018/2019

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

My Life

Why you should read, follow and share The Life of Sophie Abel

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

Disability, Entertainment, My Life

The Cinematic Experience​

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​

My Life


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 WordPress has had technical issues and has unpublished some of my posts.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

Disability, My Life

Hiring Carers – Round 4: Is there a golden eagle?

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?

My Life

Insensitive Social Services Assessment Worker— A complaint

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

Disability, My Life, Travel

Disabled Travel and Adventures in Torrox Costa

There's a number of restrictions that face not only wheelchair users but the disabled community as a whole and some we can overcome but others, unfortunately, we can't and we have to adjust and make the most of what opportunities we are given. I don't know if I'm the only one but due to my… Continue reading Disabled Travel and Adventures in Torrox Costa

Changing Places Reviews

‘Changing Places’ Highcross Shopping Centre

The location of the 'Changing Places' facility within Highcross Shopping Centre is on the ground floor of the main shopping centre, near the other toilets on that floor. There is also the correct symbol and sign within the other toilet signs on this floor which makes it easier for customers with disabilities to locate the… Continue reading ‘Changing Places’ Highcross Shopping Centre

Disability, My Life, Student Life

Student Elections At University

Standing up for what’s right and for what I believe in has always been the top of my priorities as I have grown up, I believe in equal chances and equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of ability. I have had Cerebral Palsy since birth, affecting all four of my limbs and causes me to use… Continue reading Student Elections At University