Top Ten Kitchen Aids – Part One

Daily living aids are usually small pieces of equipment used within the home to help people with disabilities live more independently. However, not every item lives up to their sales expectations. So together with the AYL team, we have created a series of blog posts highlighting our favourite disability related products, starting with kitchen aids! […]

AYL Ambassador – Staying Motivated

* This post is written by one of our volunteer ambassadors in partnership with Invictus Active. * I hope everyone is doing well as can be during these strange times. It’s been a whole year since the coronavirus took over our lives, but we can almost see light at the end of the tunnel. Because […]

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 […]

AYL Ambassador – Lockdown Life

* This post is written by one of our volunteer ambassadors in partnership with Invictus Active. * Over the next couple of months, I’ll be giving you an insight into my journey towards selection for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics. A process that is going to be different in many ways, whilst also providing me with […]

Shedding The Shame

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * In my years of activity within the disabled community, I see so many aspects of disabled life that are unique to an individual, or a condition; giving a rich insight into the diversity within the community itself. However, it also shows the […]

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 […]

Disability Gift Guide

* Some of the links listed below are affiliated, meaning we receive a small commission if you make a purchase based on our recommendation. * I’m sure we can all agree that the upcoming holiday season is going to be very different, particularly for anyone isolating during a time typically spent with loved ones. With this […]

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 […]

AYL Treasure Hunt – Variety Children’s Charity

(This post is supported by Variety, the children’s charity. However, all opinions are based on our personal views.) Like many events, the coronavirus outbreak resulted in Naidex 2020 being rescheduled to September 15th and 16th 2021. But until then, we will be sharing a new blog post every week with information on the AYL Treasure […]

Invictus Active Trainer Trial

* This post is written by one of our volunteer ambassadors in partnership with Invictus Active. * If you follow Access Your Life’s social media channels then you might have seen, that I have recently been trialling the Invictus Active Trainer in a bid to help maintain my fitness levels now that lockdown restrictions have begun […]