Today is World Duchenne Awareness Day. It was also 4 year old Fraser's first day of school! However Fraser - who unlike many with DMD, has never been able to walk - has been refused a motorised wheelchair by the NHS in England, and has been left with no autonomy in his manual chair. We discuss the situation with Fraser's mother, our good friend, Shelley. And we raise the very concerning normalisation of people having to fund their own wheelchairs. #wheelchair #Disability #mus
Election day is here, so let's take one final look at what each of the parties is offering for people with a disability in their manifesto! Facts and figures are used from Disability Rights UK's fabulous election resource. Labour Contents of the Labour party disability manfesto The disability manifesto is 28 pages and its chapters include: Ensuring an adequate standard of living and social protection Work and employment Education and training Accessible environments Health an
This weekend, our friend Shelley will be climbing Mount Snowdon in the UK - with her young son Fraser on her back!!! Fraser, who is 4 years old, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and their fundraising efforts will support research into the condition. You can check out Fraser's page here: Fraser & Friends
and their fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/frasersimmonds #fundraising #shelleysimmonds #london #uk #duchenne #dmd
In the UK, the latest changes to Personal Independence Payments mean many disabled people are having their motability cars taken away from them. A large amount of these people have conditions such as becker muscular dystrophy, and may struggle to walk even short distances. Here's our latest update. #motability #driving #travel #pip #government #politics #uk #disability
An AMAZING new episode of Muscle Owl Talks is OUT NOW!
We discuss Zoe's latest debacle on a train, and Michaela and Sara keep us entertained with their experiences.
Tune in for one of our more *chucklesome* episodes! #accessibility #trains #uk #disability #disabilityrights #michaelahollywood #zoehallam #saratipping #peterduffy