Remap Charity – Emma’s Fix

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators – it is not sponsored. * My Fix, From First Contact To The Final Solution. In my previous post, I discussed the brilliant work Remap do to create bespoke solutions for disabled people’s everyday problems. My problem was that I frequently found myself in situations where […]

Ripple Effects

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Hi guys! Welcome to another blog from me – Adam. Through my 45 year old eyes, I look back at all MY bad choices and foolish ways (which is basically my entire life journey), and I see the ripple effect in all its […]

Remap Charity – Introduction

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators – it is not sponsored. * The Charity That Custom-Makes Equipment To Help Disabled People Live More Independent Lives Remap is a charity that promotes independence by designing and creating bespoke solutions for people living with disabilities experiencing an everyday difficulty or problem, where […]

Another Year Without Alcohol

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Hi guys! Firstly, I want to say a massive happy new year to every one of you awesome people! Last year I spoke about “Sitting With My Stranger” in one of my earliest blog posts for Access Your Life’s website. Yet I […]

Christmas Reflections

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* * TW: Alcoholism. * Hi guys! I hope you are all good and well, especially given the time of year with Christmas looming. It’s a hard time for us all in our different ways, it’s just rarely talked about. See, my journey as Adam […]

Gender Clinic Appointment

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* Hi guys! I hope you’re all well and making your way as best you can through this thing called life. I don’t know if any of you will remember – as a trans man, the waiting times for an initial one-to-one appointment at […]

Honesty & Transparency With Medical Professionals

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* Hi guys! Following on from my last check-in, firstly I just want to say a big thank you to every one of you for taking the time to read my blogs and begin to follow me on this adventure that is my journey. […]

Invisible Disabilities Week

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * This is a post I made on December 4th last year and it gives a pretty good summary of the medical challenges I face on a daily basis; most of which you cannot see and unless I’m having a really bad day I […]

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 get […]

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 […]

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 […]