Category Archives: Cerebral Palsy

My favourite job: Disability Awareness in Schools

I recently delivered some Disability Awareness to the children at my son’s school (he’ll start Reception in September).  I delivered an assembly each to Key Stage One and Two and I have to say, it’s one of my favourite parts … Continue reading

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Attitudes towards disabled people aren’t improving

A few months ago, I wrote about my delight when a gentleman in a wheelchair got a court to recognise that wheelchairs should take priority over buggies when it comes to the wheelchair spaces on buses.  I thought, perhaps over … Continue reading

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The lady who doesn’t talk very well

Sometimes I think attitudes towards disabled people are getting better.  After all, it’s 2017 and we now have equality laws which are there to eliminate discrimination and hopefully help to reduce prejudice. But then a flippant comment reminds me that … Continue reading

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Court rulings do little to change attitudes

I was absolutely delighted last week to learn that a wheelchair user had won his court battle which recognises that wheelchair users should take priority over buggies and other passengers using a bus wheelchair space. Over the years, I’ve often … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips for making your team more Disability Aware

As a society, we’ve made great strides in improving rights, access and attitudes towards disabled people. But still, as a disabled person, it can be incredibly frustrating when I come across businesses who fail to make Disability Awareness a priority … Continue reading

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Disability Awareness: Common sense goes a long way!

I recently went to a theme park with my family, a pastime I really enjoy and have done many times. Wheelchair access is normally very good and being a dare devil, I go on most of the rides. The theme … Continue reading

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Disability Awareness Training vital for all Customer Facing Staff

I recently went to London to visit my sister and decided to book into a hotel close to Euston Station.  Whilst making my booking, I made sure to advise them that I required a wheelchair accessible room.  By this, I … Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month: Why I love having CP

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and in aid of this, Flyinglady is offering a limited number of free CP Awareness Workshops to help people better understand the condition.  In my experience, people often see any kind of disability as … Continue reading

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More support needed for unemployed disabled people

I was very interested this morning to read an article in The Guardian, highlighting the fact that disabled people are being left behind when job hunting and there needs to be more support for disabled job seekers. The report highlights … Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week

This week, I’m absolutely delighted to be part of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week and World CP Day on Wednesday 7th October. As someone with CP, it’s refreshing that the condition is being talked about and it’s a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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