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what is peer support

What is Peer Support?

Peer support is what?  “The only source of knowledge is experience” (Albert Einstein). Peer support is the “process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to facilitate long-term recovery” Peer …

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How Many Types of Wheelchairs are there?

How many types of wheelchairs are there? A lot. From where did lightweight wheelchairs come? The factory. The origin of the everyday wheelchair How many types of wheelchairs are there? …

Wheelchair Choice

Wheelchair Reviews and Choice

There is a lot to choose from Wheelchair reviews and choice is a minefield! What do you want to know about wheelchairs? Do you want to know what others think …

What makes you independent?

What makes you independent?

What makes you independent? Doing something by yourself? Physically or verbally. An essential part of being independent is taking care of your own needs, physical and mental. Because independent people …

Are wheelchair theatre tickets hard to purchase?

Wheelchair Theatre Tickets Hard to Purchase?

Why are wheelchair theatres tickets hard to purchase? Are theatres purposely making purchasing a wheelchair theatre ticket or tickets, allowing wheelchair spaces, a challenge? Maybe they do this hoping that …

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What do Wheelchair Anti-tip Wheels do?

Do you call them bars or wheels? What do wheelchair anti-tip wheels do? Just to clarify. In this piece, anti-tip wheels, anti-tip bars, or safety bars – I refer to …

Door to freedom after surgery.

Surgery – Theatre Day Arrives

Surgery The morning of surgery is when I go under the knife again for Baclofen pump No. four. I wake early to the sounds of a busy ward. Trollies are …

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Going into Hospital

Hospital Admission – In I go. Going into hospital. Arriving for my hospital admission, getting dropped off at the door by my wife. It’s Monday, and we haven’t had cuddles …

The approaching admission date for Baclofen Pump

As the Admission Date Approaches

As the Admission Date Approaches, I am confident that the procedure will go ahead without complication. However, I do have a black cloud lingering over the thought of being in …

Baclofen pump

Can I Have Baclofen Pump Number Four?

Hospital admission again for Pump No. four Seven years have passed, and the time has come to go in for another procedure. It is time for Baclofen pump number four. …

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Is Wheelchair Skills Training for Everyone?

Wheelchair skills training is available for everyone who needs it. It has been another week of skills training, helping individuals build confidence and independence. The most recent wheelchair skills session …

Forest Holiday Memories of playing in the woods

Remember Playing in the Woods?

Yes, I do remember playing in the woods. The best memories! Amongst Butterflies Memories of playing in the woods. That’s what hearing the song Amongst Butterflies brought back to me. …