I haven’t had much time recently I write as I’ve been rushing around the country with my work as an equality and inclusion trainer, and much of that rushing has been done on the train. As a disabled passenger I have to face the constant fear that my journey willRead More about Taking The Pain Out Of Letting The Train Take The Strain
If you’re like me, either disabled or a little lazy or both, the idea of exercise fills you with dread. The idea of going to the gym, or going jogging or any of the other activities that lead to a healthier lifestyle just don’t appeal. I much prefer sitting onRead More about Fit At Fifty – Time To Get Fit!
In life there are things that pull on your creative heart strings and shape you life from then on. Watching Gerry Anderson’s Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds on TV, reading I Robot by Issac Asimov and the first issue of 2000AD, hearing Replicas by Tubeway Army and Black Celebration by DepecheRead More about Cosmic Trigger – Pull It If You Can
First published Huffington Post 06.04.2017 In the first of my PIP Diaries I explored how finding myself thrown into the process of being reassessed for the new Personal Independence Payment made me feel. After being placed on an indefinite award for the so called “disability benefit” Disability Living Allowance thatRead More about My PIP Diary Part Two – The Battle Through Paperwork Mountain
OK, I know I’ve been terrible about putting stuff on my website. To be honest I’ve had an awful year so far with technology. My computer died on me, thanks to a Windows 10 update that killed my Windows 7 operating system. I was also still recovering from my brokenRead More about Sit Down/Stand Up
This the first in a series of diaries charting my journey as I am assessed for the new Personal Independence Payment. In 1981 my spine collapsed, leaving me paralysed. After I came out of hospital I applied for two benefits called Attendance Allowance and Mobility Allowance. I was assessed byRead More about My P.I.P. Diary – The Saga Begins