Disability, My Life

D.I.S.A.B.I.L.I.T.Y.

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.

Disability, My Life

The battle of securing my new wheelchair seating — Rock For Disability

A year ago I was assessed for a new wheelchair. The assessment was done by Milbrook wheelchair services who are based in Chandlers Ford and cover Hampshire and surrounding areas . It was concluded that my base, motor and electrics were fine to be used but I would need new seating. So the ocupational therapist…… via… Continue reading The battle of securing my new wheelchair seating — Rock For Disability

Disability, My Life, Student Life

Tills Vs Wheelchair – Little Sea Bear

Hi guys, It's Shannon from Little Sea Bear.  My friend, Sophie, asked me to write this awhile ago and I nearly forgot but thankfully, as I sat here, trying to think what to write, spoke to dad about it and asked online, Sophie's request shot back to mind. Sophie and I decided it should be… Continue reading Tills Vs Wheelchair – Little Sea Bear

Disability, My Life, Travel

Taxi For A Wheelchair User?

Why can't ever catching a taxi be simple! Sometimes, It’s nice to get out the house, go out, meet a couple of friends and have a drink or two. But, it’s not always easy if you are disabled. Especially if part of your disability includes the use of a wheelchair. Since I can remember, I… Continue reading Taxi For A Wheelchair User?

Disability, My Life

Birmingham PHAB Camps

Birmingham PHAB Camps are a small, voluntary organisation, which aims to encourage the integration of disabled and able-bodied children and young people. This post talks about a local charity that has been a fundamental help and benefit to me. Birmingham PHAB Camps, created in the 1960s when it was still ok to say Physically Handicapped,… Continue reading Birmingham PHAB Camps