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.

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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Bearing Disability—A New Diagnosis: Dyslexia

If you follow my blog, you may be aware that I have Spastic Right-Hemiplegia (A type of Cerebral Palsy) which I was diagnosed with from birth. A few years ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety. Last month, I got a new diagnosis of Dyslexia. Cerebral Palsy is second […]

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Bearing Disability — Swimming Class

I’ve wanted to post about this for a while now, but time has gotten the better of me. You might be able to guess from the title that it has something to do with swimming. For ages, I have wanted to learn to swim. Since a kid really, […]

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Bearing Disability: Lift (elevator) Dependency

Hi guys. So recently, Sophie and I went to the cinema. We watched How to Train Your Dragon 3; good film. More on the disability side of that soon. But we had a few challenges. Mostly to do with the lift at the cinema. Sometimes known as the […]

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