Carers Week 2022

Carers Week is an annual campaign dedicated to raising awareness for carers, whilst also highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face throughout the UK. It’s a job that is still being drastically impacted by the pandemic, because of the increase in the amount of care unpaid carers had to provide. Yet as someone who has cared for her daughter […]

Autism Acceptance Month

* This post has been written by our Social Media Manager. * Autism is a spectrum. None of us are the same. You both be independent and autistic, you can be physically/mentally dependent on the help of others, or somewhere in between. The beauty in autism is that it manifests in so many ways, that it’s hard […]

Remap Charity – Emma’s Fix

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators – it is not sponsored. * My Fix, From First Contact To The Final Solution. In my previous post, I discussed the brilliant work Remap do to create bespoke solutions for disabled people’s everyday problems. My problem was that I frequently found myself in situations where […]

Meet Amber…

* This post has been written by our Secretary. * Hi, I’m Amber! AYL’s newest team member and secretary, which is a new, challenging, and exciting adventure for me. I am particularly enjoying learning how both the company and website operate behind the scenes, and will soon be learning to publish weekly blog posts – […]

Ripple Effects

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Hi guys! Welcome to another blog from me – Adam. Through my 45 year old eyes, I look back at all MY bad choices and foolish ways (which is basically my entire life journey), and I see the ripple effect in all its […]

Remap Charity – Introduction

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators – it is not sponsored. * The Charity That Custom-Makes Equipment To Help Disabled People Live More Independent Lives Remap is a charity that promotes independence by designing and creating bespoke solutions for people living with disabilities experiencing an everyday difficulty or problem, where […]

Meet Jay…

* This post has been written by our Secondary Social Media Manager. * Hi, I’m Jay! AYL’s newest team member and Secondary Social Media Administrator! Meaning if you follow us on social media, you will have already seen some of my work! It is a new but exciting adventure for me. I have always been […]

Another Year Without Alcohol

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Hi guys! Firstly, I want to say a massive happy new year to every one of you awesome people! Last year I spoke about “Sitting With My Stranger” in one of my earliest blog posts for Access Your Life’s website. Yet I […]

Christmas Reflections

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* * TW: Alcoholism. * Hi guys! I hope you are all good and well, especially given the time of year with Christmas looming. It’s a hard time for us all in our different ways, it’s just rarely talked about. See, my journey as Adam […]

Gender Clinic Appointment

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* Hi guys! I 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 – as a trans man, the waiting times for an initial one-to-one appointment at […]

Meet Saffie…

* This post is written by our Case Manager. * Hello! My name is Saffie, 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 […]

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 don’t […]

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 […]