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Bearing Disability

Bearing Disability is where you will find blog posts on how my disability affects me personally and some useful tips that will hopefully help you. These include adapted driving, cooking, disability benefits and more.

Getting a Licence as a Disabled Person

Are you, or someone you know, learning to drive for the first time but have a disability? This post discusses the issues with getting a provisional licence if you are a first-time driver, tells you a way to get out of the loop of “you need a licence to be assessed and you need an assessment for a licence.” It also describes what you can expect at the assessment centre and where to go from there.

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Bearing Disability: Cerebral Palsy Changing Temperatures

One thing I have noticed over the years is that as someone with Cerebral Palsy, I don’t do well in heat. And I suffer in cold.

My type of Cerebral Palsy is know as Right Hemiplegia. This means that my right side is affected and is prone to ache at random times in my life for unknown periods of time (I’ve had pain for three weeks at the time I am writing this post). However, it differs on the temperature front too.

This post is my experience with the changing temperatures with the seasons. Something I have not really seen talk about much in terms of disability.

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Applying for PIP: Our experience – part 1.

Originally posted on The Realm Of Silveryew:
Husband was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in August 2015. After receiving the confirmation, we knew this could help us as having the diagnosis confirmation would mean he could get more support such as through Remploy or through seeing a Disability Work Adviser at the *shudder* Jobcentre *shudder*. However it was not until this year that we were made aware by a family member…

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Bearing Disability: The Blue Badge Scheme

This post will discuss two Blue Badge related topics. The first topic is the changes to the Blue Badge Scheme that are due to take place in 2019—which will include the current eligibility, the proposed eligibility and what the changes mean. The second topic is about how the system works in terms of car parks and the PIP disability benefits which cause a disadvantage in the scheme. Hopefully, this will build […]

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Bearing Disability: Frustrations of A Wheelchair user| Guest Post

Hi Everyone, please welcome Sophie who has kindly agreed to guest post for me today. She is a friend of mine who shares the same common interests as me—this means we bicker like two spinsters. Sophie is linking on to my post from last week Bearing Disability: Three Frustrations but this post is more about her experience as a wheelchair user. If you enjoyed Sophie’s post, follow her blog.  So, without […]

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Bearing Disability: 3 frustrations

Ok, I’ve been wanting to do this kind of post for a while now but feared I might get the tone wrong. I don’t want to sound angry, though this topic annoys and frustrates me. I want to build awareness. This post will be in a minimum of two parts, the second part co-written by a friend of mine and myself. Sometimes people who do not have a disability that […]

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Disability Bearing Transport

The Problems with Public Transport.  Personally, I try and avoid public transport if I can help it. You never know what you are going to get from one minute to the next. At least—you don’t if you live in the United Kingdom. So far, I have travelled to Amsterdam and New York. I used their Public Transport without any issue. Both countries transport system are easy to use and they […]

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P.I.P: A Step Back and Force of Arms

Previously I wrote about my Personal Independent Payment (P.I.P) Interegation and my own results with the PIP process.  I saw a piece of news on my friend’s facebook wall about a change in P.I.P which will be good news to many people who have a lifetime condition that is severe or is likely to get worse over time such as Multiple Sclerosis—particularly if you are somehow successful in this awful, awful […]

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A Recently Distant Cinema Visit

Recently, a friend of mine posted a link to this article on her facebook page. It discusses the discrimination disabled people face when getting to venues for concerts, live performances, etc. And it seems the same thing kind of happens in cinemas – just not as bad. I mean, unlike these venues, we do have the CEA card when booking to see a film, which allows us to prebook a […]

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