Aritco Home Lifts – Introduction

* This post is kindly sponsored by Aritco – all opinions are their own. * Aritco was founded in 1995 by four entrepreneurs living just outside of Stockholm. All four had experience in the lift business and understood the need for a new kind of product that was smarter to use and simpler to install, easier […]

Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month – an occasion designed to end stigmas, raise awareness and encourage others to accept people living with disabilities as a natural, beautiful part of human diversity. It also coincides with the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act signing in 1990 – a major movement that you can learn more […]

Carers Week 2020

Today is the last day of National Carers Week, which is a campaign dedicated to recognising the 6.5 million carers living in the UK. This annual event raises awareness for some of the issues carers face on a daily basis; in particular, those who are not paid to take on this role. The campaign is […]

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 […]

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 […]

100 Out Of 100

Some of you may have heard that Dr Phil (an American talk show host) recently claimed that #100outof100 interabled relationships FAIL! So I am jumping on the bandwagon to show the world just how inaccurate this statement is! When Felix & I first started dating, I was very hesitant to tell him the true extent […]

Rare Disease Day 2019

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective is to raise awareness for all rare diseases and the impact they have on patients’ lives. Whilst also prompting researchers, universities, students, companies, policymakers, and clinicians to do more research and to make them aware of the importance of […]

Life After Loopwheels

* This post is not sponsored, meaning all opinions are my own and no one has paid AYL to share this. * After spending a lot of time and money modifying my manual Quickie Wheelchair, including switching to Frogs Legs Carbotecture Forks; the vibrations radiating through my frame continued to cause pain and discomfort. So, I […]

Wheelchair Positivity

Being dependent on the use of a wheelchair is not easy. Whether it’s a physical or mental barrier, there is always something we must overcome. But for anyone who needs to hear this – I promise it’s not all that bad! So instead of focusing on the negatives, here are five positives to being a […]