Why do I write blogs?

Why do I write blogs?

I write blogs for several reasons. I don’t want to bang on about being disabled and saying, ‘look what I can do!’ Firstly, I don’t mean to big up my …

Training Day

Training Day Presentation

I receive referrals for wheelchair skills training and peer support from Solicitors, Physios, Case Managers and Occupational Therapists. Occasionally, I get the chance to attend a company training day and …

Finding Love

Finding Love

I’m gonna dance like nobody’s watching, I’m gonna sing like nobody’s listening, I’m gonna kiss you like we are all alone ‘Cos this world is ours…… Above is the opening …

International Wheelchair Day

It’s International Wheelchair Day

It appears the 1st of March is International Wheelchair Day. After a post on one of my social media accounts told me it was International Wheelchair Day, I reluctantly looked …

Image and Subculture

Image & Subculture

Punks, Rockers, Hippies and Skinheads.   Image and Subculture. Punks, Rockers, Hippies and Skinheads. Was it Tedy Boys that came first? With their sharp suits and Brylcreem in hair, a mainly …

Risks & Mistakes

Daily Risks and Mistakes  

Every time I go out, its a daily risk and mistakes might happen. Daily risks and mistakes happen, that’s life. Tumbles and falls that can launch me out of my …

Through floor lifts

Through floor lifts. Are they worth it?

If you want to live in a house with a floor or more, then yes. Through floor, lifts would be worth it. Are there any Benefits of through floor lifts? Through …

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 …

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 …

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 …

NSIC Stoke Mandeville

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 …

Wheelchair Wheelie

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 …