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Always Freedom Fighting

Always Freedom Fighting

Being a disabled person can be so exhausting. Even just to get out of bed we have to prove the case for necessary funding, equipment, facilities (accessible housing) and manage a team of people. All before breakfast! By lunchtime we hear how government policy is regressing. The ILF closure and Parliamentary apathy on the ‘Social […]

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Japan: A life changing visit

Japan: A life changing visit

Only three  weeks ago I was still in Japan. Everyday since I have relived another amazing moment. In my previous blog I highlighted my views on accessible tourism and my personal experiences. This article will share my life changing professional development on this amazing trip. The reason I was invited to Japan in the first place […]

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Hiroshima Homestay: A very personal experience

Hiroshima Homestay: A very personal experience

Following my quick blog on day 3 of the trip, and the video from the Sensoji temple with Haruka; so much has happened! In my next post I’ll outline the professional development I gained from the Japanese governments programme. Here I want to bring you up to speed on the other amazing personal experiences I […]

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The tube and disability

The tube and disability

The recent London tube strikes left me lost for words. I watched and felt concerned by the frenzy such an incident could cause. However, I was more concerned how a large group of people have their lives disrupted, and are segregated from the normality everyday, but without any public attention. It pains me to be […]

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Accessing Center Parcs

Accessing Center Parcs

Around a fortnight ago I was lucky enough to be invited by Center Parcs to review their accessibility features. Having been there when I was 8 years old, I was interested to see how it had changed and how it would be for a disabled adult. I was first struck by the organisation and awareness […]

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When times get rough you must stay tough

When times get rough you must stay tough

I’ve been wanting to write all week and have been chasing my tail everyday. Before I head out the door to Elveden, Center Parcs to do an access review for Disability Horizons; here’s a quick check in. I feel there’s such a duality with my life right now. Being self employed with an infant business […]

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Disability and shopping

Disability and shopping

Earlier this week I read an article on disability and shopping. It explained how a survey by the Muscular Dystrophy Trailblazers showed that many disabled people are unable to shop on our high streets. Now, we all like a little shopping spree, disabled or not. Whether it’s an impulse buy of naughty food, the latest […]

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The Undateables: what’s it doing for disabled people?

The Undateables: what’s it doing for disabled people?

If you have been watching the past two series of this provocative show, you too might be asking whether the questions: what is The Undateables doing to people’s perception of disability and will it be making a positive impact to disability issues? Two questions that are very difficult to answer. To really educate society on the difficulties of being disabled, […]

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New Year: Accessible top tips

New Year: Accessible top tips

I have a love hate relationship with New Year’s Eve. As a kid it was an anticlimax after Christmas when the adults seemed to have more fun then me. As a teenager our family and friends hired a local hall and DJ, which meant we could have an inclusive party. In my early twenties I […]

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Social Care

Social Care

My disability has been with me since my birth. There’s a lot of things I can’t do for myself. However I have always ensured that it never defined me. After all, my identity is about far more than just some things I can’t do physically. I generally like to ensure my physical needs are supported, […]

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