My Life as a Child Carer

I am not one for writing about my feelings or discussing them with others but I have been told doing so could help me as well as hopefully helping others. My Name is Kirsty.  My mum was diagnosed with MS in her late 30’s and hid it from me as a very young child as

Disabled Bloggers Wanted

ABLEize is looking for disabled bloggers to express their thought, views or just tell others about their life experiences. You have a story to tell and people want to read it, its your time to shine. Disabled Bloggers Wanted ABLEize has been around since 2006 the directory @ www.ableize.com is the biggest and most viewed

Home Automation Helping the Disabled

Home automation is a major advance as far as benefiting people with disabilities is concerned. Turning your house into a smart home has limitless advantages to make life easier. Undertaking tasks that many physically disabled people cannot do or find it difficult to undertake now becomes easy and offers greater independence. What can home automation

Wheelchair Users Riser Recliner Benefits

I can almost guarantee that if you ask anybody the question “who would benefit from having a riser/recliner chair?” 99.9% of people would say the elderly and of course they would be right. Many elderly people do struggle to get out of a standard chair.  A chair that rises so there is less effort involved

VAT Exemption for the Disabled and Wheelchair Users

Most disabled people know that they do not need to pay VAT on things like manual or powered wheelchairs and other disability or mobility aids purchased specifically to meet their disabled needs. However, VAT exemption for disabled people is far more widespread and can at times be a bit confusing. Apart from disability and mobility

How Key is Effective Communication for Disabled People in the Workplace

Some people mistake equality for treating people the same, but actually when it comes to disability it is more about treating the individual differently, in order for them to be supported in the workplace. For example an individual who has a disability may receive extra reviews unlike those without disabilities. However, when it comes to

Finding a Wheelchair Accessible Property

If you are a wheelchair user and you are looking to buy or rent a property you will undoubtedly find yourself facing major barriers due to very few estate agents having any knowledge of what is an accessible property, this includes the major online property experts that have not yet woken up to the requirements

Legal and Practical Help After Spinal Cord Injury

Around 1000 people within the UK and Ireland will receive a substantial spinal cord injury in the next 12 months with the highest rate of injury occurring between the ages of 15 to 38. The most common cause of spinal cord injury are road traffic accidents (36.8%) trips and falls (41.7%) sports injuries with the

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles from WAV Compare

Oh no I hear you cry, not another price comparison website that’s going to bombard the television with a crazy middle-aged opera singer driving me nuts. or worse still some cute little Meerkats that in real life would more than likely rip your arm off.  (Yes sorry to burst your bubble but in reality they

Evacuation Chair Training | Why Evacuation Chairs are Important

Many of you will have read previous articles and blog entries from me concerning means of escape from multi-storey buildings and also the importance of knowing how to get out of a building before you go in it especially for wheelchair users. So today I’m going to revisit the subject but this time looking more

Coping with a New Disability

Some people are born with a disability or disabling condition, others acquire them later in life. A recent disability could be the result of an accident or injury, an illness, a long-term condition or something temporary or short-term. Whatever the reason, coming to terms with your new disability will require a number of lifestyle changes.

Stair lifts for Tricky Staircases

Stair lifts are a real blessing for those who own homes with more than one floor. Unfortunately, there’s a common misconception that stair lifts can only be used on standard stair cases. This is not the case. In fact, you can install one in practically any home to help retain your independence and prevent you

Secret to Staying Fit and Healthy – Whatever Your Age or Ability

In today’s world, staying healthy is a priority for everybody and that includes all ages and disabilities. People in their retirement stay as active as possible in order to maintain their wellbeing using a combination of good nutrition and physical exercise and the same can apply to all disabilities, it is not always easy to

Riser Recliner Chair Review

If you are reading this riser recliner chair review you have probably arrived here because you are confused and wanting to know more about these specially designed chairs, if one would be beneficial to you and the type of design that would best meet your needs. This review is written by somebody that uses a

Campaign for Disabled Nappy Changing Facilities

Parents and carers of severely disabled adults and children that need disabled nappy changing facilities have virtually no facilities outside of their adapted homes should their nappy need changing. This is a long-standing problem that is yet to be addressed by the Equality Act. Thankfully the parents and carers have a campaign called Space to