COVID-19, disabled people, and the right to LIVE (independently)

COVID-19, disabled people, and the right to LIVE (independently) Coronavirus is ripping through care homes. It is killing thousands of people who are trapped in these institutions, often with no choice or control as to who provides their ‘care’, no way of protecting themselves, and who are left watching their friends die. Part of theContinue reading “COVID-19, disabled people, and the right to LIVE (independently)”

Disabled at Uni: 4. Accommodation, social care, and health care

Last week, I wrote about the support services in place at the University, and how to get set up with them. This week, I’m discussing health and social care, hiring Personal Assistants, and accommodation at University. One of my key pieces of advice for disabled students about to go to University is that it’s reallyContinue reading “Disabled at Uni: 4. Accommodation, social care, and health care”

Living the Life I Want: The Freedom to Fail

This is part 2 of a blog exploring my “living the life you want” panel discussion at the annual Young People’s stream of the Muscular Dystrophy UK conference. I spoke alongside Lucy Watts and Fi Anderson, and discussed two issues at the conference, one was about managing PAs to maximise my ability to live theContinue reading “Living the Life I Want: The Freedom to Fail”

Living the Life I Want – PA Management

I spoke at the Trailblazers Young People’s conference last Saturday (13th Oct), alongside two other excellent speakers – Lucy Watts and Fi Anderson. The topic was ‘living the life you want’ and making notes for my remarks made me realise – in the past year, I’ve really gone from living a life that I didn’tContinue reading “Living the Life I Want – PA Management”