Disability Horizons Newsletter: Covid-19, Sex, Recreation & Jobs

Disability Horizons is an online disability lifestyle publication that aims to give disabled people a voice. As well as their excellent website, they produce a weekly newsletter – here’s the latest edition:

My experience of having Covid-19 as a disabled person

Writer and blogger Lucy Currier, who has cerebral palsy, believes she and her family caught Covid-19 in April at the beginning of the pandemic. Her brother and father had ‘typical’ symptoms, but she and her mother were affected in a very different way. Although none of her family needed hospital treatment, it took her nearly two months to recover fully. Read her story…

Being blind doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy sex like everyone else

In our series on sex and disability, we’re sharing sex stories from people with different disabilities. This week’s two-part story looks at what sex is like for someone who is blind, and why having a visual impairment – or any other disability – shouldn’t stop you from meeting the love of your life, getting married and enjoying sex, just like everyone else. Read the article…

How you can make the most of precious time if you’re disabled

Time is so valuable to many of us, but for disabled people, it can be even more so as everyday tasks usually take so much longer. Journalist and blogger Emma Purcell, who uses a wheelchair and is visually impaired, explains why achieving your goals and having time to enjoy life can be harder if you’re disabled, and why time management is key. Read her advice…

Actually I Can: Independence and your dreams are possible

In case you missed it last week, don’t forget to join Leonard Cheshire’s Actually I Can campaign. It celebrates the accomplishments of disabled people in gaining their independence, something that’s not always easy if you have a disability. Be inspired by four stories of people reaching their goals and share your own experiences to help others. Join the campaign…

Find your perfect job with an inclusive employer

With many of the lockdown restrictions lifted, you might be thinking about finding a new job or even securing your first one. To help you discover an employer who is inclusive and won’t simply write you off because of your disability, take a look at our jobs board, with vacancies in hospitality, finance, teaching, sales, healthcare and much more. Find your dream job…

Buy personal protective equipment (PPE) on the Disability Horizons Shop

As people get out and about more, PPE will remain just as important – if not more. We still have lots of PPE on the Disability Horizons Shop, including disposable and filtered face masksplastic aprons that are 50% thicker than the NHS standard, 70% alcohol hand sanitiserplastic gloves and reusable face shields. Buy PPE on the shop…