Shower Buddy – Bath Check

* This post is written by one of our volunteer guest bloggers 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 […]

Shower Buddy – Product Range

* This post is written by one of our volunteer guest bloggers 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 […]

Gympanzees – Play & Exercise Services

* This post is written by one of our volunteer guest bloggers – 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 […]

Wheels Heals Disabilities

* This post is written by one of our volunteer guest bloggers – 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 […]

Motorsport On A Level Playing Field

* This post is written by one of our volunteer guest bloggers – it is not sponsored. * For many people living with a disability, the concept of competing in mainstream sport against able-bodied people, on a totally level playing field seems far-fetched. Whilst the Paralympic Games, Invictus Games and Para championships showcase a spectrum […]

Mental Health & Self Isolation

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * For many people living with a disability, the coronavirus outbreak has lead to almost an entire year of self-isolation! Everyone has family and friends they desperately miss, public places they wish to visit and routine health services they long to access again. […]

Wheelchair Fencing Q & A

* This post is written by one of our volunteer guest bloggers. * My name is Jonathan Collins, I am 30 years old and I have a passion for wheelchair fencing. I was only given hours to live at birth, but despite the odds, I am here to tell the tale! I then went on […]

Exercise At Home With WheelPower

* This post is written by one of our volunteer guest bloggers – it is not sponsored. * Following the pioneering work by WheelPower’s founder, Sir Ludwig Guttmann in 1940, WheelPower has been providing opportunities for people with disabilities to play sport and lead healthy active lives from the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement, Stoke Mandeville […]

Accessible Homes – Have Your Say

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators – it is not sponsored. * The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government contacted AYL to ask if we could share their Accessible Homes Questionnaire, which finishes on December 1st 2020 at 11:45pm! “This consultation considers how to raise accessibility standards, by […]

Disabled & Looking For Work?

* This post is written by one of our volunteer guest bloggers – it is not sponsored. * Evenbreak was created to solve a couple of big problems relating to employment and disabilities. Something that is even more poignant in this new post-covid economic climate, as it’s incredibly difficult for anyone to get a job. But […]

Tailored Leisure

* This post is written by one of our volunteer guest bloggers – it is not sponsored. * Tailored Leisure Co. was founded in 2019 as a clear response to unmatched local social needs. The gap became clear after a community consultation, which highlighted endless barriers to accessing leisure and short break services for people […]

Access My Events

* This post is written by one of our volunteer guest bloggers – it is not sponsored. * My name is Zubee Kibria and I am the Founder of Access My Events. I am a disabled entrepreneur who loves to make a difference to people’s lives through the work I do. I have worked in the […]

WheelPower Sports Event

(This is not a sponsored post, meaning all opinions are my own and no one has paid me to share this.) In November the AYL team attended a Get Active Sports Event by WheelPower, at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. I can honestly say that I was really apprehensive about attending this experience, especially after reading the event time table. Consequently, […]