Sitting with my Stranger

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* Hi guys! Just wanted to offer some food for thought and invite discussions. Everyone has a voice, the good, bad and the ugly, but always with love and light. Otherwise, you’re on the wrong blog, my friend. Along this journey I have come […]

Migraine Awareness Week: Not Bad Headaches

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * It’s Migraine Awareness Week and I’m honoured to have been asked to write something on behalf of Access Your Life to mark the occasion. Migraine sufferers know it is such a misunderstood condition, whereby people often use it as an excuse to […]

Honesty & Transparency

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* * TW: Brief Mention Of Abuse! * Hi guys! I want to touch on the importance of honesty, transparency, and having a two-way traffic outlook on life. But before I go on, I want to clarify that this blog series is about MY journey and […]

Meet Adam…

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Hi, I’m Adam! A 45-year-old Army Veteran, Transgender man living with a disability. Originally from Scotland, I moved to England aged 25 to re-enlist in the army. Fast forward to my early 30’s and I once again had to leave, only this […]

Disability Pride

* This post has been written by one of our volunteer content creators. * As we reach the end of Disability Pride Month, I was honoured to have been asked by Lauren to reflect on my thoughts regarding this occasion as a disabled person. Disability Pride can often be a really challenging month for people […]

Top Ten Kitchen Aids – Part Two

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators – it is not sponsored. * The AYL team have teamed up to create a series of blog posts highlighting our favourite disability related products, starting with kitchen aids! As you will see, many of the items listed below are constructed using simple […]

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 […]

The Little Things

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Small Changes That Make Everyday Tasks More Manageable As I was preparing my lunch a few days ago I was thinking about how I’ve adapted my kitchen to ensure I avoid serious burns, concussions or other fall based calamities. This then got […]

Top Ten Kitchen Aids – Part One

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators – it is not sponsored * 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 the AYL team have teamed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AYL Ambassador – Lockdown Life

* This post is written by one of our volunteer ambassadors in partnership with Invictus Active. * A Day In The Life Of An Elite Athlete During Lockdown 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 […]

Mental Health & Self Isolation

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. Meaning it’s understandable if you are struggling to see the positives, and perhaps […]

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 […]