Independent Living

UK guidance on accessible homes

I've blogged before about why I ended up building my own home, sadly I couldn't find anything that met my needs as a power chair user. Based on my experiences...

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Beth Moulam AAC user with cerebral palsy. Flying with a personal assistant over the Great Barrier Reef

It’s all in a name: Employing personal assistants

When I started out employing personal assistants at the age of 12, as a family, we considered all of the different titles the role may be called from carer to...

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Personality matters – recruiting personal assistants

I mentioned in my blog in June about the importance of having positive relationships with personal assistants. The recruitment process is key to making a good appointment.  It is not...

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Starting university with a team of personal assistants

This is the second in a series of 4 posts about employing my own team. Having had personal assistants in my life for 7 years when I went to university...

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Beth Moulam woman with cerebral palsy, learning to relax when leading a team.

Employing personal assistants as a teenager

My first personal assistant was employed using direct payments from Social Services when I was 12 years old. In hindsight the decision on who to employ was actually quite easy,...

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Living independently

I employ a team of personal assistants who support me 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  Each team member works with me on a 1-1 basis, and...

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Reverse engineering life

For me ‘the time it takes is the time it takes’.  What I mean by this is that I cannot dress any more quickly and I cannot eat any more...

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