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 PIP & 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 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 […]

Honey coated Chocolate

Paws and Prose: Honey, Chocolate & Nerkles Screenplay

Some of you may know that I am an aspiring screenwriter. The other day, I showed my lecturer my blog. He highly recommended that I put my screenplay from last year up here for all the world to see, so here it is. Click to download: Honey, Chocolate […]

Bearing Disability: Employment Fears

I’m 22 now and I am half-way through my masters. This is great and I am really looking forward to this but with my Masters being a one year course, there is something else that I need to think about. Employment After my Masters, I need to get […]

Silhouette graduate in a wheelchair. Text reads: Ask Jules, Going to University—Introduction to Ask Jules

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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Disability & Standard Sized Toilets

Join Sophie as she discusses the issues surrounding disabled toilets. This includes those that lack the radar key scheme —a key specifically for disabled people that unlocks disabled toilets —and the size of the toilets for people who are in wheelchairs or need a relative amount of space. […]

Bearing Disability: PIP Preparation

So, lately I have spoken a lot about the disability benefit, Personal Independence Plan (PIP) and it was suggested by my dad that I write a post on what the assessor is looking for. So if you have recently got a letter asking you to attend a PIP […]

Bearing Disability: Food Preparation

As many of my followers know, I have right hemiplegia—a type of Cerebral Palsy that affects my right limbs. When many tasks in the world are made for the average two-handed individual, you really have to get creative when you have a disability and can only use one […]

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