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: PIP Preparation – 5 Tips you need

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: How to Prepare Food

Do you struggle to prepare food due to a disability? So do I. My Cerebral Palsy makes it hard to complete two-handed tasks, but here are some work arounds. As many of my followers know, I have right hemiplegia—a type of Cerebral Palsy that affects my right limbs. […]

Bearing Disability: Get a Driving Licence with a Disability

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 Seasons

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 | Reblog

Today, I was going to post an update on my Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) along with my decision to apply to the PIP tribunal. I have written it all ou. I explain that I have only been awarded 8 points in Daily Living after the MR appeal. After reading […]

Wheelchair symbol: Text reads "Blue Badhe Holders only, 3 hours Parking

Bearing Disability: The Blue Badge Scheme

This post will discuss two Blue Badge related topics. The first topic is the changes to the Blue Badge Scheme that are due to take place in 2019—which will include the current eligibility, the proposed eligibility and what the changes mean. The second topic is about how the system […]

Bearing Disability: 7 Frustrations of A Wheelchair user

Hi Everyone, please welcome Sophie who has kindly agreed to guest post for me today. She is a friend of mine who shares the same common interests as me—this means we bicker like two spinsters. Sophie is linking on to my post from last week Bearing Disability: Three Frustrations […]

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