What Mobiloo means…

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…

It shouldn’t happen to an Elf.

Alfie the Elf taken to his bed and will not even look up. He is devastated. He is embarrassed and doesn’t want to go out any more. Alfie went to Sainsbury’s Superstore in Penzance, choosing it because it is a great store with wide aisles – nice and spacious for moving about in his wheelchair. Shopping… Continue reading It shouldn’t happen to an Elf.

A little-known fact about Santa…

It is not widely known, but Santa is an equal-opportunities employer. Every Elf is encouraged to fulfill their full potential and every Elf is valued equally. Which is why Santa has been rather cross to read some online comments recently – comments which relate to the value of disabled people, in particular, those who require… Continue reading A little-known fact about Santa…

“Pushed out” of school.

“Saying ‘it’s a learning curve’ does not make anything acceptable.” An old Facebook post popped up on my screen, and as I read it, my head and heart were flooded with all the feelings from that time. Adam had been in school for two months. I am sharing this because analysis of government statistics by a… Continue reading “Pushed out” of school.

What is a Changing Places toilet?

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?

Some wheelchair users do and some wheelchair users don’t.

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.

Good things do not come to those who wait, and wait, and wait…

The ‘Equality Bus’ is not coming. It broke down many miles away and no new service is planned. All those who wished to board are asked to wait patiently. There are plans to consider getting it moving at some point, but probably not this year. Maybe not next year either – it is, after all, a complicated business! I keep… Continue reading Good things do not come to those who wait, and wait, and wait…

Is there room in your loo for a boy like me?

The boy had a chair ◊   and short funky hair, And snazzy blue shoes ◊   which he just loved to wear. How the boy laughed ◊   and how the boy grinned, As he raced in his chair ◊   and moved like the wind. And how the boy wailed ◊   and how low the boy sat, The need came so wildly… Continue reading Is there room in your loo for a boy like me?

When men have walked on the moon, why is lunch out so hard?

“Have they got a bathroom I can use?” Today we ventured out for lunch with friends. We did everything we could, we timed drinks at home, went to the toilet at the last possible moment and I didn’t take a drink for him in the car like most people would on a hot day. We… Continue reading When men have walked on the moon, why is lunch out so hard?