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.

Ask Jules – Introduction

A reblog of Sophie’s post, Ask Jules, which discusses an agency who others support to students with a disability. Sophie highlights the process she […]

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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.

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.

Applying for PIP: Our experience – part 1.

Today, I was going to post an update on my Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) and applying to tribunal. It’s all written out explaining that I have been awarded 8 points in Daily Living after the MR appeal(a surprise considering their stats) but that I am still going to the tribunal. Only […]

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