Thursday , 30 March 2017
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Ros

The end of the world as we know it

This morning I am saddened and shocked as I wake up to a world where Donald Trump has been democratically voted in as the President of America. In my eyes, this is a massive fail for humanity as a whole and I am genuinely worried for the future. I am not an American political expert, but from following the election ... Read More »

Stop Saying ‘The Disabled’

This last week has brought to my attention that there are many journalists currently reporting on the Budget and the ‘u-turn’ on the cuts to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), and while many of them are articulate enough to use the correct language when talking about disabled people – I am sad to say that many are not. I have ... Read More »

Latest Cuts – Get Your Voice Heard

So, here we go again. Wednesday’s budget brought to light that more cuts were on the horizon for disabled people. An estimated £1.3bn is going to be cut, affecting about 640,000 people across the country. The Guardian has reported that 200,000 people will be removed from the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) system altogether and further 400,000 will have their benefits ... Read More »

Review Your Wheelchair Service

I just came across a site called iwantgreatcare.org. It is a healthcare review site that encourages patients to review doctors, dentists, wheelchair services, hospices, clinics and many more. It is essentially a ‘TripAdvisor’ for the healthcare community and allows you, as a patient, to find out what other people have thought of the clinic/service you are looking to attend. Independent reviews ... Read More »

The real story of Alzheimer’s

I came across this story today, an open letter from a grand daughter describing how Alzheimer’s disease has affected her grandmother. She talks of the realities of the disease, for which there is no known cure, and explains that it is so much more then simply someone forgetting a name or not recognising a family member. Her honest letter really ... Read More »

Kidz events invaluable

On Thursday this week (19th Nov) I will be attending the Kidz Up North event in Manchester to hand out PosAbility Magazine and meet families who are seeking products, information and advice. I have attended this event for the last 8 years (except 2013 when I was on maternity leave) and it has been great to see it grow every ... Read More »

PosAbility Gets Involved with Scope’s A – Z of sex and disability

As part of their End the Awkward campaign, Scope have been producing an A – Z of sex and disability. Each letter has been designed into a naughty icon and clicking on these letters will reveal real-life experiences of love and sex with a disability. It has been a great way to dispel myths and address sexual issues openly and frankly ... Read More »

Exhibition Time

We spent Wednesday and Thursday this week at Independent Living Scotland at the SECC in Glasgow. The exhibition was designed to bring people with disabilities and professionals in the industry together under one roof. We had a great show and met so many wonderful readers of the magazine. It is always great to hear that people are enjoying the magazine ... Read More »

Simple things

I came across this fantastic, incredibly simple card this week, that has been designed to aid people living with dementia. The Dementia Assistance Card provides a simple way for people with dementia to ask for help in shops, restaurants or on transport and it is so simple to create. Simply visit www.dementiaassistancecard.co.uk, fill in your details and it will generate a card ... Read More »

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Last week we took part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We managed to raise £135 – not bad for a small office of only seven people! We invited the other offices based in the same building and were really pleased that so many of them came to join us in eating cake and ... Read More »