Category: 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.

Bearing Disability: Blue Badge & Invisible Disabilities

Recently, the Blue Badge Scheme has announced that people who were not originally entitled to a blue badge may be able to get one; this has been in affect since August 2019. The new disabilities include epilepsy, autism, and various mental health disorders, such as anxiety along with […]

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Senior Project Administrator – An unexpected Job

At the end of November, I got called by an agent that found me on one of the job-searching website, Reed. He had read my CV and believed that I would be the perfect person for a job that had opened up in Oldbury. So, what is this […]

Revolutionary App for Changing Places Users!

I found this post about an app for disabled toilets and I know how much Changing Places is needed by some individuals. What a great idea for an app! My friend, Sophie needs access to Changing Places and there are so very few of them. Yes, many places […]

Car Adaptations for a Disabled Driver

Getting Your Car Adapted Getting the right adaptations for your car can be difficult and time-consuming if you are a disabled driver. Useful Links: Motability Scheme – provides information on over 500 car adaptations and videos showing how some of them work. Also you can get your car […]

Battling DWP | A File That Can Help Win Your Case

If you have been reading any of my past posts, you will know that Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is the UK disability benefit as of 2013. It is run by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It is extremely difficult to be awarded this benefit without a […]

Moving home — from one flat to another

I know it has been a long time again, but over the last three weeks, Dad and I have been moving home. We’ve lived in a flat with lots of storage space and now moved to one with less storage space. We disciplined ourselves and kept things that […]

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Bearing up: PIP Tribunal, Preparation and Results

Yesterday morning, I had my Personal Independent Payment or PIP Tribunal. PIP is a UK disability benefit. So today, I “Beared Up” (Phrase stolen from one of my lecturers as they heard about my tribunal). Ready to fight the injustice of PIP. I put on my armour, not […]

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