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Why Ben Andrews Is an Inspiration to Us

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October’s Inspirational Story is dedicated to Ben Andrews from Empower Health. The programme’s vision is to revolutionise the health and leisure industry and make it a much more inclusive place for disabled people. Ben understands the barriers that disabled people face when trying to exercise. And Ben wants to support disabled people to knock down […]

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Understanding Parenting with a Disability

Thank you to Chris, our Disability Trainer and Advisor for writing this post about understanding parenting with a disability. I’m a wheelchair user who can’t walk at all and have been since I was 7-years-old when I caught polio. But very early on in adulthood I knew I wanted kids. I hadn’t thought it all […]

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Why We Love Ravenglass and Muncaster (And You Should Too!)

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Cumbria might not sound the ideal place for easy walks and accessible venues, with its challenging peaks, extensive lakes and frequent rivers leaving very few level spaces. But the coastal strip is a different matter with several little gems well worth a visit of which Ravenglass is my favourite. It’s a tiny fishing port with […]

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A Guide to Travelling on Aeroplanes with Your Disability

Chris has been a wheelchair user since childhood. After graduating from The University of Manchester, he was a secondary schoolteacher for 28 years. He now delivers Disability Awareness training and conducts Access Audits all over the UK. He has always travelled widely and has accumulated a lifetime’s experience in this environment which he would like […]

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