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: 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.

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 […]

Bearing Disability: 3 frustrations the disabled face

Ok, I’ve been wanting to do this kind of post for a while now but feared I might get the tone wrong. I don’t want to sound angry, though this […]

Bearing Disability: P.I.P: A Step Back and Force of Arms

Previously I wrote about my Personal Independent Payment (P.I.P) Interegation and my own results with the P.I.P process.  I saw a piece of news on my friend’s facebook wall about a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DSA Assesment – my second journey

Hi guys, sorry for not posting on Friday and Sunday, I’ve been a little busy. Today’s post is about DSA. DSA is the abbreviation of Disabled Student Allowance. When I first […]

Duvet, Pegs and One Hand

I’ve not hidden that I have cerebral palsy. As you can probably imagine, it does bring challenges to my life. They are usually around tasks that are typically done with […]

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