Finding Carers For Your Child

Seeking carers for your disabled child is like seeking Mary Poppins’ even more magical sibling. With the added warning that they will get a range of bodily fluids shared, must have enormous patience, must be prepared for extreme challenges at times, must listen to the words your child may not be able to say, or… Continue reading Finding Carers For Your Child

Why not just wear pads?

My name is George and I am 24 years old. I am fully continent but have always had to wear nappies and pads whenever I go out of the house just because of a lack of toilets with hoists available. How would that make you feel? Think about it for a moment. I have quadriplegic… Continue reading Why not just wear pads?

When do you start planning a day out?

In Cornwall, you are never far from a beach. But, for some people, the beach might as well be a million miles away. If you can’t stand or walk, how do you get across the soft sand? People will tell you that many beaches have “special” chairs available to hire, but how do you transfer… Continue reading When do you start planning a day out?

Iraq War Veteran, Changing Places user.

I was blown up in Iraq in 2003. I was left paralysed and bladder & bowel incontinent.  Disability really can and does happen to anyone. However, I had one good arm left  and was able to manage my bladder and bowel needs very well using Conveen sheaths and rectal irrigation along with anal plugs. Life… Continue reading Iraq War Veteran, Changing Places user.

Thoughts on the Flambards case.

Right now, I am not entirely sure what went wrong to leave a child with a costs order against him. But I have some good people who are helping to unravel it. People who believe 100% that we were right to bring the case. People who know that it should have ended differently. People who… Continue reading Thoughts on the Flambards case.