Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

* This post is written by a guest blogger and reflects their personal views, experiences, and opinions. It does not contain official medical advice. * Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is an internationally recognised event every September. More than 300,000 children are diagnosed with some form of cancer every year, and one child is diagnosed with […]

We Can Access

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * In 2012, our daughter was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour at the age of two. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy saved her life but left her with some life-changing disabilities. Through our journey, we have met hundreds of families who, […]

Emotional Respite: Disability Counselling Service

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * My name is Helen and I founded Emotional Respite: Disability Counselling Service in 2014 after identifying a gap in the market. I came to the conclusion that counselling was not accessible to all after researching the barriers people with disabilities […]

LiveYou

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * LiveYou has teamed up with Access Your Life with one goal in mind – to vastly improve the independence and quality of life for those with physical disabilities. To achieve this, LiveYou specialises in helping you with two very important […]

VacayAbility

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * Launched in 2020, the VacayAbility website features user reviews and ratings on attractions, hotels, and restaurants, with a focus on accessibility-related factors. Users can create free accounts to review businesses and tourist sites. You can give a star rating in several categories, […]

The Blind Soapmaker

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * Access Your Life is known for encouraging and enabling people with disabilities to achieve a brighter future, whether they require physical or mental support. It’s for these reasons that I’m excited to work alongside AYL to support more people in […]

Wheelie Good Mobility

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * Wheelie Good Mobility was launched in 2008 by Greenwich University graduate Charmaine Kemp and her father Bob. The home business then specialised in recycling used mobility scooters, along with getting them out to the public in a market that was […]

Do More Study

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * The DoMore study aims to find new ways to help children and young people with long-term disabilities, who are unable to walk, to move more in their day to day lives. Young people aged 12 – 25 who use a wheelchair, […]

Able Eyes Virtual Tours – Introduction

* This post is kindly sponsored by Able Eyes, but all opinions are their own. * Imagine travelling with your child who is on the Autism Spectrum, a parent who uses a wheelchair, or a loved one suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Some of their biggest challenges stem from visiting an unknown environment, encountering factors they cannot […]

Aritco Home Lifts – Introduction

* This post is kindly sponsored by Aritco, but all opinions are their own. * Aritco was founded in 1995 by four entrepreneurs living just outside of Stockholm. All four had experience in the lift business and understood the need for a new kind of product that was smarter to use and simpler to install, easier […]

Living With A Rare Disease

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * Living with a rare disease? We need your help! In 2015, the UK health agency NICE was asked to fund a new drug for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Parents waited over two years for a decision to be made. But […]

T-Pull Door Closer – Introduction

* This post is kindly sponsored by T-Pull, but all opinions are my own. * T-Pull door closers were created to solve a particular problem that is faced by wheelchair and mobility aid users across the world – closing a door behind you as you leave a room. Whether you are using an interior or […]

Shower Buddy – Bath Check

* This post is written by guest blogger Barry Redican, CEO of Showerbuddy New Zealand Ltd – it is not sponsored. * As mentioned in our previous guest blog post, I have had the pleasure of working for Showerbuddy for the past 13 years. However, it is during this experience that I learnt there is unfortunately […]

Wheels Heals Disabilities

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * My name is Elliot Barrington, and like many people living with a disability, it took time for me to mentally and physically accept my injury. I genuinely thought my life was over after a gunshot bullet caused a spinal cord […]

Shower Buddy – Product Range

* This post is written by guest blogger Barry Redican, CEO of Showerbuddy New Zealand Ltd – it is not sponsored. * Although my job title might read CEO, my real job title is “helping people with disabilities access their bathroom”. It is also the mantra that the Showerbuddy team live by, but sadly not everyone […]

Gympanzees – Play & Exercise Services

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * There are over 1.1 million disabled children and young people in the UK. Yet 84% of them cannot access regular leisure facilities, preventing them from playing, exercising and socialising in the same ways as their peers. Not only does this […]