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 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 have Cerebral Palsy and Anxiety. Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition that does NOT change but the symptoms […]

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 planet. If this one goes down the drain we and our future children cannot decide to move to […]

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 with PIP and what the benefit means to me. So what are DLA and PIP? They are very […]

Bearing Disability: Bad Hair Day? Make Life Easier

Happy New Years Eve! I hope you all have had a wonderful year, I know I have. I like New Year because it marks the middle of winter, meaning spring is on the horizon. Yes! I’ve got to say, winter is my least favourite season because Cerebral Palsy […]

Disability Education – Cross-Country Trains

Trains. Has there ever been an inch of snow that prevents you from getting wherever you need to go? For some people like Sophie, it seems to snow too often. Sophie is the author of today’s reblog. I’m being kept on my toes by the University of Derby, […]

Disability Education – My Educational Journey

A great post from my friend Sophie on the view of disability and education in schools. Well worth a read and well written. Sometimes the professionals are wrong. In fact… that seems to be the case a lot of the time. I was put in foundation classes at school, […]

The Arch-Enemy returns.

Yesterday was a busy day for me. I did some coursework, packed my stuff and went to the Christmas Party. My dad and I then travelled to my home in Birmingham. I wake up this morning, confronted by my arch-enemy: Snow. I’m grateful that my dad suggested that I […]

Bearing Disability: Finding the Perfect Trusty Ol’ Kettle

Today I want to talk about kettles and finding the perfect kettle for you. With me being British, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I love a good cup of tea. That’ll be an English Breakfast with two spoonfuls of sugar and a dash of milk please. However, […]

University of Manchester —An Open Day

I am in my final year at the University of Derby and so have been looking at MA’s in Screenwriting. My lecturer recommended University of Manchester, saying that it had a good reputation for a new degree. I looked at other universities besides Derby and Manchester but didn’t […]

Bearing Disability: Me & Cerebral Palsy

I have a congenital disability known as Cerebral Palsy. Congenital means I have had this disability from birth. My branch of Cerebral Palsy is Right-Hemiplegia, which translates to mean: right-side half-paralysed. I also get the occasional spasm which makes it Right-Hemiplegia Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Childhood As a child, […]

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