My son has a mobile toilet named after him. And we are delighted! You might laugh, and it does sound funny, but Adam is completely thrilled. “Mobiloo Me!!!” It might seem a little strange that a mobile toilet has been named at all, let alone that someone would be excited about it being named after them,… Continue reading Meet Mobiloo Adam!
One month ago I lost my biggest supporter, my greatest cheerleader, and my hero. And I feel as though nothing will ever feel right again. The man who made sure that I grew up to believe in myself is no longer here to tell me that I can achieve anything. No longer here to reassure… Continue reading Loss.
I can understand that not all mainstream groups understand all areas of accessibility or inclusion. I can understand that they haven’t thought about the barriers faced by disabled people. And I can even understand how they might not realise that they need to change. But there is no excuse for groups which profess to exist… Continue reading When discrimination comes from “disability groups”…
It is a great product, run by a great team. But , in reality, it is JUST A TOILET! This is what it really means… And this…. Spending time with your favourite animal at the zoo… Mastering a new skill… Learning about edible plants from forager Matt Vernon… Fun times at the beach… Enjoying a… Continue reading What Mobiloo means…
Some days you have to be brave. Here is a photo like no other that I am likely to ever share again. Please be kind, I did it to raise awareness of something really, really important. Would you take a photo of yourself on the toilet? No? Because it is a personal matter? Something which… Continue reading We all do it – even Elves!
Quite simply, it is a toilet with extra space and two extra bits of equipment to assist those who cannot just get themselves onto a toilet. No big deal, just a hoist to lift a person from their wheelchair and an adult sized changing table to change pads or to sort clothes and switch to a toilet sling… Continue reading What is a Changing Places toilet?
Wheelchair users often get some strange looks from able-bodied people. Especially if they create a miracle in the supermarket by rising from their chair to reach the higher shelves. Or by getting up and walking to a table in a restaurant. People use wheelchairs for a variety of purposes. Some people can walk, but not far.… Continue reading Some wheelchair users do and some wheelchair users don’t.
If you learned that an older child was being made to wear nappies, even though they were able to use the toilet, what would you think? Would you be appalled? Would you be horrified at their parents? Would you expect social services to step in and “save” that child? Surely no child should have to live like that?… Continue reading Some things are just wrong.
Did you hear the one about the boy who took his own toilet to a theme park? No, it isn’t a joke. It actually happened. It was the only way this boy could “go” when at the theme park. Flambards theme park in Helston, Cornwall, was always Adam’s favourite place to go. He cannot stand or… Continue reading Flambards, almost the best day of the week.
The baby and toddler years are hard. Very few people will dispute that. Most of us admit to a little relief when our little darlings can feed themselves, take themselves off to the toilet, play quietly in their room, get themselves out of the bath and, most blissful of all, when they can get themselves… Continue reading Parent or carer?