March 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Empowerment The Process

To be a member of the disabled community does not and should not imply we all have the same physical and mental challenges nor do we share the same needs for help and assistance. However, I also feel very strongly that there are certain attributes which can be cultivated which can make living with a disability easier.   


When I came home from the rehabilitation hospital and my physical health improved I became desperate to regain some control over my life. In addition to the…


Added by Rich Fabend on March 22, 2012 at 21:45 — 2 Comments

Learned Empowerment or Learned Helplessness Your Choice

I sat in the chair looking at the piece of paper I had just dropped on the floor. I needed the paper for what I was doing so I had to pick it up. No big deal. Right? WRONG, it was going to be a problem. I couldn't bend over to get it and I couldn't get out of my chair and walk over to pick it up. You see the chair I was sitting in was a power wheelchair. Many of the simple reflex actions I used before my quadriplegia still came to me rapidly when I needed to solve a problem. Today was…


Added by Rich Fabend on March 20, 2012 at 21:54 — 1 Comment

Wheelchair Properties - for disabled first time buyers

I would like to bring once more the issue of lack of suitable wheelchair accessible properties for ordinary disabled families in UK today. How do we help disabled people who are in desperate need of suitable wheelchair accessible properties? In view of the government announcement this week regarding helping first-time buyers to climb the property ladder – what about wheelchair accessible properties for disabled first time buyers


Kofi A. Dzorkplenu



Added by Kofi Agbeko Dzorkplenu on March 16, 2012 at 14:14 — No Comments

free training for personal assistants

Blackwood care and LCIL have joined together to provide a free training course for anybody wanting to become a personal assitant to a disabled person. The training is a 2 day course that is designed by the LCIL and delivered by disabled people to ensure that the participants been trained get the most out of the 2 days and have a greater and deeper understanding of the issues that disabled people face.

The training date had yet to be certified but it will be in the very near…


Added by Laura Stobbs on March 16, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

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