Hi, I’m Fran, a Disability Blogger with a difference, as I’m also a qualified nurse. I have over 25 years of experience as an advocate, trainer and advisor on disability issues.
I’m an Activist and Information Guru. Both my professional and personal knowledge enable me to be the go-to person for information and advice.
My blog is about the issues I face each day both, wheelchair user, spoonie and someone who has chronic pain. I often blog about the difficulties that I encounter, but also the good experiences.
This blog is also political. I believe it is so important for people with disabilities to be pro-active, in whatever way they can. The reason for this; the austerity policies of the current UK government, ‘amount to violations of disabled people’s rights’ according to a 2016 UN report.
I live in London, England, and love exploring this great city and enjoying the variety of cultural events we are so lucky to have on our doorstep. But, travelling in London is challenging, not so much the getting there, but dealing with the myriad of parking regulations in each London Borough.
I try to be as independent as possible, but life, bureaucracy, and other obstacles often get in the way.
I’m also a cat lover and enjoy travel and photography. I’m an avid reader and love going to galleries and exhibitions.
Part of my reason for blogging is to empower other people who are disabled. I also want to give helpful information and tips to those who are new to our world
I hope too that anyone who reads my blog will find my perspective on life different, thought-provoking and interesting.
If you’ve enjoyed what you have read – I’d love to hear from you – wherever you live.
I blog regularly on the Huffington Post UK site and write for Disability United.
Please do mail me: WheelchairVista@aol.com