Adam’s Christmas Update

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* * TW: Alcoholism. * Hey peeps! All well and good, given the time of year with Christmas looming a hard time for us all in our own different ways, eh? See, part of my journey as Adam comes in parts I find, and […]

Bealies Adaptive Wear

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * I am a 55-year-old mother of three children, Theo (26), Emile (19) and Esther (17). We live in Stockport, Cheshire. I have taken early retirement from my career as a mental health social worker to focus on the business and […]

The Disability Union

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * At the Disability Union, the first union by and for disabled people and carers, we are building a community that gives us a voice and control over our lives and the decisions made about us. “Our job as Union Reps […]

Changing Lives One Step at a Time

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * Flexyfoot is making waves not just within the UK, but worldwide, supporting people with a wide range of needs from arthritis, brain tumours, paralysis, amputation, dystonia, and arthrogryposis. Flexyfoot improves everyday lives with confidence, safety, and style. Flexyfoot aims to […]

Adam’s November Life Update

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* Hi guys! Hope you’re all well and making your way as best you can through this thing called Life. I don’t know if any of you will remember – I have expressed I’m a trans man and have given you a brief idea […]

Advanced Freedom

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * My name is Louise Sertsis and I’ve been dealing with physical disability for many years. I am now advocating for the disabled, trying to make society aware that we have the same wants and needs as our able-bodied counterparts. I’ve […]

Fit Amputee

* This post is written by one of our volunteer guest bloggers – it is not sponsored. * Are you an awesome amputee that is constantly struggling with your diet yo-yo-ing from one style to the next? Are you tired and frustrated of going through diet after diet, wasting money, time, and energy to get […]

Meet Saffron…

* This post is written by our Case Manager. * Hello! My name is Saffron, and I recently started working for Access Your Life as their first ever Case Manager, making me responsible for the management and communications of their Equipment Request Form. So, anyone looking to source a suitable wheelchair, for example, will chat […]

Wheelchair Basketball Q & A

* This post is written by one of our volunteer ambassadors – it is not sponsored. * My name is Joy Haizelden and for the last six years, I have been playing Wheelchair Basketball for Great Britain. I was born with Spina Bifida in China and was adopted at the age of six after moving to […]

Wash Away Your Worries

* This post is kindly sponsored by WashPod – all opinions are their own. * Home is our sanctuary, our personal space, a harbour where we can be ourselves. But life can make that security very precarious in a blink of an eye. Whether it’s a road traffic accident, a doctor’s diagnosis, lack of oxygen […]

Wheelchair Tennis Q & A

* This post is written by one of our volunteer ambassadors – it is not sponsored. * My name is Lucy Shuker, I am a Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Player. I started playing wheelchair tennis in 2002 after I had a motorbike accident in 2001 that resulted in me being paralysed from the chest down. I have […]

Honesty & Transparency With Medical Professionals

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* Hi guys! Following on from my last check-in, firstly I just want to say a big thank you to every one of you for taking the time to read my blogs and begin to follow me on this adventure that is my Journey. […]

Invisible Disabilities Week

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * This is a post I made on December 4th last year and it gives a pretty good summary of the medical challenges I face on a daily basis; most of which you cannot see and unless I’m having a really bad day I […]

What Is Intersectionality?

* This post is written by our Website Administrator. * * TW: maternal mortality. * Hi readers, and Happy Black History Month! For me, as a Black person, Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate and uplift Black culture, Black people, and Black achievement. The sad truth is we live in a society built on […]

Mental Health Matters

* This post has been written by our Social Media Administrator. * There is a common misconception in our society that mental health shouldn’t be treated as urgently as physical health. You get told that you’re just being ‘overly dramatic’ or seeking attention when having an anxiety or panic attack; that you’re lazy if you […]

My Fight with Dyslexia

Hi, I’m Felix, one of the founders and directors of Access Your Life. I was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of seven, allowing me to access support from various Special Educational Needs departments during my entire education. Although, despite having several support services in place, my journey was still far from easy. It all […]