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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Mental Health & Chronic Illnesses

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * As we continue to see life around us continue to resemble what is now known as the new ‘normal’, we’re bound to be experiencing a complex array of emotions. Perhaps relief, perhaps dread, maybe even excitement – but as someone living with […]

A New Life

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Last month, Lauren posted a blog about July being ‘Disability Pride Month’ and the challenges surrounding the concept – especially when your disability impacts every part of your life, including your plans for the future. As I read Lauren’s blog I was […]

AYL Ambassador – Joy Haizelden

* This post is written by one of our volunteer ambassadors. * I am honoured to be an ambassador for Access Your Life and would like to thank Felix and Lauren for giving me this opportunity. I am passionate about ensuring people having access to the right equipment so that their disability does not prevent them from […]

A Taste of Freedom

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * After beginning self-isolation 9 weeks ago I’m definitely getting cabin-fever. My cat Daisy is a great companion, but I’ve been craving fresh air, green trees and wide-open spaces. Yesterday I woke up at 5 am so at about 6:30 am, I headed out to […]

Meet Lauren…

* This post has been written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Hi, I’m Lauren! I began writing a disability-related blog called ‘aticcersguidetolife’ in the hope of documenting my life as a young person living with a variety of chronic illness; as I quickly realised that there really is not enough support available […]

Wheelchair Customisation – Wheelchair Blankets, Cosy’s & Covers

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators – it is not sponsored. * Once you become dependent on the use of a wheelchair, it is natural to feel as if you are giving up an element of your independence and identity. I particularly struggled with the fact that my chair […]

AYL Ambassador – Lucy Shuker

* This post is written by one of our volunteer ambassadors. * I am absolutely delighted to be an Ambassador for Access Your Life! Having spent some time talking with both Felix and Lauren – their passion and care to make things easier and more readily available for the disabled community is clear, and I […]

Meet Emma…

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Hello! Who am I and how did I get here? There are many words I could use to describe myself: a teacher, a Christian, Autistic, single, a creator, a friend, someone living with chronic illness…I could go on forever! But although I’ve […]

Wheelchair Customisation – Wheels, Spokes & Covers

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators – it is not sponsored. * When I first began relying on a wheelchair to get around, it was like giving up an element of my independence and identity. I felt stuck with a chair that didn’t exactly represent “me”, as it was […]