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.

This Beautiful World | Guest Post

This Guest Post is by my friend and course mate Rebecca, who discusses her experience with mental health and life with a visual impairment.

Bearing Disability: A Recently Distant Cinema Visit

Everyone loves the cinema. But do they always make you feel loved back? Recently, a friend of mine posted a link to this article on her facebook page. It discusses […]

Bearing Disability: Good News! You’re Cured!

I know this is not normally the day or time that I post but I need to write this. There have been two times in my life that have made […]

School: Mainstream vs Specialist

Guest Post by Emma from Rockfordisability.com. This post discusses the difference between Mainstream and Specialist Education from Emma’s experience.

Bearing Disability| Downton Abbey (Spoilers)

The only time I write about a film or TV Show on this blog is when it has a character that has some form of disability. My first and only […]

Bearing Disability: PIP Assessment —An Interrogation

On Tuesday, I went to an assessment centre for my PIP assessment (Personal Independent Payment). Some of you who have been following me for quite awhile now will know I […]

Little Plastic Straw, Where Art Thou?

We live in a society that is growing conscious of the harm we do to this planet and how we can reduce it. And that’s great! We only have one […]

Mothers Day and Feet

In the UK, it is mother’s day today. On Friday, I went around my university city with my mom. We went to cafes, the arcade, a bit of window shopping […]

Chuck – Better Call Saul (Spoilers)

Ok, I love Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. Great TV shows, great plots and my all-time favourite, great characters. I don’t usually talk about my favourite TV shows, so […]

The Permanent Bow

Recently, I told you the ways that I spend my DLA Care Component. This post gives a perfect example. Shoelaces. Most people – most adults – can tie their own shoes. […]

The Disabled Writer

I’m not well today due to a cold. I was going to write a post on one of my new pieces of equipment but cannot focus enough to write a […]

Care Component – What does it mean?

This is the second of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what the Care part of […]

Mobility Componant – what does it mean?

This is the first of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what mobility is, the changes […]

Disability at University

I think I’m lucky. The University of Derby takes disability into an enormous amount of consideration, that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; they still have to stop their delivery vans from […]

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