Disabilities

Call it advanced multiple sclerosis

Call it advanced multiple sclerosis

Soon I’m going to be 64 so not quite as nimble as I was. Age doesn’t stop me having a social life. I go to the theatre and museums in London. Meet friends in one of the numerous coffee shops in our town. I go to the supermarket, buy the food and then cook dinner. […]

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DWP decide my Personal Independence Payment

DWP decide my Personal Independence Payment

This morning I received a brown envelope from Belfast. I knew the contents straightaway, the DWP had made a decision. I had already read the assessor ‘s report. How will the DWP decide my Personal Independence Payment benefits. A normal life I did not know if the DWP decision was going to be a mere […]

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PIP face to face assessment

PIP face to face assessment

Finally Wednesday 1 August has arrived, it’s my PIP face to face assessment. I had not slept well the previous night. This was not just worry and stress, that irascible little friend MS was in the mix. I just could not get out of bed as early as usual. It was 4 hours later than […]

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My PIP benefits form is in the post

My PIP benefits form is in the post

I am in France it’s a beautiful hot sunny day but I cannot sit outside. Uhtoff’s syndrome has put paid to that little pleasure. Back to the plot. My PIP benefits form is in the post. So relieved that I have finished it. Bit controversial here Why do the DWP need to make their questions […]

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Going away for a short break

Going away for a short break

Going away for a short break used to be so easy. The hardest part was deciding where to go. The wife and I would finally agree on a place. From then on it was a simple process. Throw a few clothes into a suitcase, grab a book, car keys, wallet and the cheque book and […]

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Disabled University Lecturer Continues Campaigning

Disabled University Lecturer Continues Campaigning

Frank Adams, 50 from Holmfirth near Huddersfield who lives with severely restricted mobility, has continued to campaign and educate academic and non-academics about disability, thanks to a remarkable drive-from-wheelchair Sirus car. Frank’s career The majority of his career has been focused on improving accessibility for people living with disabilities. He was diagnosed with Polio at […]

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Its the little things

Its the little things

Do people really know what it is like to have a progressive physical disability? What took a couple of seconds now takes me a couple of minutes or more. People see me around town I’m always cheerful and positive when people see me in town or at networking meetings. It’s what goes on behind the […]

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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

I saw a tweet about spotting the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes and how you could save a child’s life. Are you Type 1 diabetes aware? Probably not, the symptoms are difficult to spot. If in doubt get a blood test, very simple and a possible life saver  Type 1 diabetes It is a Long […]

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