2016 May

My story

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Here I am, 20 years old laying on my bed, with the blankets and my medical pillow comforting me. Heavy painkillers at the table next to me, and my walker waiting for me to get up. I’m staring at my laptop screen hoping that I read it wrong, that it…

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What to do when you’ve been refused access into a place providing a service for having an assistance or Guide dog

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What to do when you’ve been refused access into a place providing a service (e.g. hotel, restaurant, bar or supermarket) for having an assistance or Guide dog The Equality Act 2010 is quite clear with regards to a service provider providing ‘Reasonable adjustment’ for anyone with a disability to access…

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Ley Riders – Holly’s Novel

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Holly Williams This page is dedicated to my latest novel ‘Ley Ryders’; an exciting new fantasy adventure. It tells the tale of Petronia, the mute daughter of a simple blacksmith who feels she is destined to become a Ley Ryder; a sacred band of women who devote their lives to…

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Meet Naomi

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My name is Naomi. They say that I was born in the Netherlands, but if you ask me, I’m not.  I never had the feeling of being home, not even in the house that they called my home.  After all I experienced, I realized I was simply born in my…

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Hidden Disability Clarity in The Big Smoke

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Sallie Humphreys I’m sure you’ve gathered now from reading my previous blogs that the majority or my ‘positive’ disability-related experiences only occur after a stream of ‘negative’ occurrences. This may sound pessimistic but it’s the truth.   However, following a weekend visit to London with my family, I received numerous…

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Blue Badge Blues

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Sallie Humphreys For me, obtaining a Blue Badge was a massive palaver, and from speaking to other people with upper limb disabilities and congenital heart disease, they experienced the same issues, so this is a topic I feel needs to be discussed. A Blue Badge enables disabled drivers and passengers…

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