Believe it or not, the Government, in the guise of Directgov, have created a handy ‘One guide fits all’ for Disabled People. Woop! Before you get too excited, don’t forget that there is often a gaping chasm between what you’re meant to have and what you actually get, with a whole load of paperwork, fighting and stress required to start bridging that divide. Anyway, Directgov offer advice on various subjects, such as:
Employment Support, Education & Learning, Financial Support, Rights & Obligations (my personal favourite!), Motoring & Transport, Everyday Life & Leisure, Home & Housing Options, Health & Support, Travel, Holidays & Breaks and Disabled Parents.
Other links in the following list might be useful:
The Hardest Hit Disabled people, those with long-term conditions and their families are being hit hard by cuts to the benefits and services they need to live their lives. The Hardest Hit campaign, organised jointly by the Disability Benefits Consortium and the UK Disabled People’s Council, brings together individuals and organisations to send a clear message to the Government: stop these cuts.
Disability Bitch Hilarious observations on life as a crip.
patientslikeme Great innovative website where you can track how you’re doing medically & emotionally and connect with other people with your specific lurgy/affliction.
Wanna know how someone with no hands can use their laptop? Check out the awesome Smartnav. Normally people stare at me because they’re a) ignorant or b) astounded by my beauty. When I’m wearing my little dot at least I can imagine that they’re trying to figure out how it works. And no, I don’t wear that hat.
When I’m bored or want to ignore a particularly annoying carer I can usually be found playing one of these games: