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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 PIP process.  I saw a piece of news on my friend’s facebook wall about a change in P.I.P which will be good news to many people who have a lifetime condition that is severe or is likely to get worse over time such as Multiple Sclerosis—particularly if you are somehow successful in this awful, awful […]

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A Recently Distant Cinema Visit

Recently, a friend of mine posted a link to this article on her facebook page. It discusses the discrimination disabled people face when getting to venues for concerts, live performances, etc. And it seems the same thing kind of happens in cinemas – just not as bad. I mean, unlike these venues, we do have the CEA card when booking to see a film, which allows us to prebook a […]

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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 me ashamed to be British… Brexit PIP Disability Benefit cuts That shame has come back today. For those of you who do not know, PIP (Personal Independent Plan) is a benefit given to people with disabilities in the UK. It […]

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Mainstream vs Specialists Education

Hi all, this is a guest post written by Emma who has her own blog, Rock for Disability. A blogger who is interested in anything music, creative arts or disability-related. Emma has kindly agreed to guest post on Little Sea Bear. Today, she will be discussing her experience in both Mainstream vs Specialists Education. Mainstream vs Specialists Education By Emma Growing up, I’ve experienced both mainstream and specialist schools and both had […]

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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 post until now was Chuck from Breaking Bad’s spin-off/ prequel series Better Call Saul.  This time, I want to talk about disability in Downton Abbey. Series Summary Downton Abbey is a historical period based Drama set between 1912 to after the first world […]

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PIP Interigation

On Tuesday, I went to an assessment centre for PIP (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 can worsen as I age. It also increases my chances of developing other age-related disabilities such as arthritis, hearing loss, loss of vision and […]

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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 and stayed out until 9pm. I introduced mom to her first mocktail and we learned to never eat at Five Guys. Five Guys is a fast food place like KFC, McDonalds and Burger King, they style their restaurants to imitate America and make […]

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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. They can wear whatever shoes they like, such as heels, trainers (sneakers), boots, etc. I cannot. The shoes that I have to wear has to support my ankle, tie up tightly and have strong soles – this limits me to […]

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