Uber: ‘always the ride you want’… unless you’re disabled…

Uber claim that they are ‘always the ride you want’. They say ‘Request a ride, hop in, and relax.’. They make it sound so easy, convenient and practical. Unfortunately, our recent experience with Uber was uber unpleasant. We’re left feeling that they are uber unhelpful, uber unreliable and that their policies surrounding disability discrimination are uber unclear.

Accessible homes- a real life treasure hunt.

Where the challenge begins… When looking for a new home, what are a lot people’s considerations? What do they want… what’s on their wish list? A kitchen breakfast bar or island, period features, a nice fireplace, or a south facing garden? No matter the budget when buying a home, everyone will have an idea of …

When should I start using a wheelchair?

Writing a blog about this subject has become a bit of a no-brainer. We’ve received quite a few messages asking about how, and when Dan decided to start using a wheelchair. When you’re diagnosed with a degenerative condition, the thought of eventually becoming a wheelchair user is probably one of the scariest and most overwhelming …

Dan and I in a restaurant. We're sat at the table, leaning in towards each other and looking at the camera, smiling. There are glasses, bottles and plates on the table from our meal. I'm wearing a pink, stripy, off the shoulder top. Dan is wearing a short sleeved polo.

Top 5 reasons why dating someone with a disability is great!

As an ‘able-bodied’ person, I’ve had a lot of people presume that dating someone in a wheelchair is dull for me. I’ve often had to set the record straight; I’m not Dan’s carer, neither of us need any pity- we’re having an amazing time, and we have a healthy relationship! In time for Valentine’s Day, …