SMA & Me – John’s Story

A man with a beard and glasses in a powered wheelchair, sat with him a dog

For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month we asked some of our members about living with their condition – John tells us about his passion for arts, acting, reading, the challenges he has faced throughout education, the positive impact of technology and more! My name is John P Vickers, and I am 42 and I […]

SMA & Me – Ross’ Story

A man with brown hair sitting in a powered wheelchair in a house

For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month we asked some of our members about living with their condition – Ross tells us about learning to drive, his education, opportunities and the challenges he has faced along the way! I’m Ross. I’m 42 and have SMA Type II. Throughout life I’ve faced many challenges because of […]

SMA & Me – Nina’s Story

The image shows a man with black hair and a beard, a woman with blonde hair in a powered wheelchair and a girl with brown hair.

For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month we asked some of our members about living with their condition – Nina tells us about her moving to America with her husband, daughter and cat and groups she’s been part of, such as the Teesside Muscular Dystrophy Group! I’m 37 year old, born and raised in Middlesbrough […]

SMA & Me – Matthew’s Story

A man wearing a red jacket, sat in a Powerchair Football chair, outside a sports centre, holding a trophy.

For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month we asked some of our members about living with their condition – here Matthew tells us about his love for Powerchair Football and sports, as well as his academic successes! My name is Matthew Hadfield, I am an Assistant Capital Accountant and Powerchair football player from Chesterfield. For […]

Hayleigh Barclay’s Girl of the Ashes

When I was growing up, there wasn’t many depictions of disability in the media, and when there was it was often a pity party or a token storyline. Nowadays, things are getting better – slowly, very slowly. But we still need more representation and inclusion of disabled characters in all forms of media. For the […]

University of Adaptation

Female Doctor Hayleigh Barclay with light brown hair and blue eyes, dressed smart and smiling with black and white tint.

BY HAYLEIGH BARCLAY This time five years ago I was in the middle of writing my proposal to be accepted onto the Doctorate program at the University of Glasgow. I decided to undertake the Creative Writing course after completing a BA and MA in subjects specialising in writing, directing, and producing for TV and film […]

My Health

Chest diagram on dark blue background with bright orange lungs.

Bobby Shearer is back for even deeper dive into the things he needs to do to stay healthy, after talking about life with a trache last summer.

Lovible

lots of packets of love heart sweets

Hayleigh is back with another guide on how to make the most of occasions in lockdown. This time it’s Valentine’s!

Xmassible

Christmas market lit up at night with giant ferris wheel and Christmas tree.

BY HAYLEIGH BARCLAY Today I woke up convinced that time travel had been discovered. It’s December, but yesterday it was June and despite posting about it on Twitter, nobody could tell me how that happened. I’m not saying it’s a conspiracy, but I’m not saying it’s not either. All I know is that for the […]

A Powerful Light

Brown haired, brown eyed male wheelchair user with glasses, wearing patterned grey scarf in lounge. Beige lighting.

Mark Chapman has been a beacon of hope for us all. Here’s Jon’s special message for a legend.