PIP Reflections and the Snap General Election

It’s been nearly 4 months since I received my new reward in the transition from DLA to PIP. It has given me much time to reflect, even though we now find ourselves in a midst of a snap general election with the Tories in course to win by a significant majority.  Reflections of the award […]

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TV Request

TV Request from Optomen Television Production company below.   Employable Me is back and looking for people with disabilities or conditions who would like help to find a job! The casting period is coming to a close in 2 weeks so would love to chat with anyone that is potentially interested. Earlier this year we […]

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DLA to PIP – a Dwarf’s perspective

About a month ago I received the decision from the DWP regarding my PIP award. I had received an indefinite award for the higher rate mobility over 10 years ago, but due to the changes in this particular benefit and the Government’s insistence that everyone, regardless of how long someone was awarded DLA, must be reassessed. […]

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It’s Dwarfism Awareness Month 2016

How apt that I’ve decided to resurrect this blog through dwarfism awareness month. Did you know there are over 200 forms of dwarfism in the world? That dwarfism can be categorised into two broad types – proportionate and disproportionate. Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism. You’ll read many posts and promotions about what […]

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The Annoying Thing About Being A Dwarf #455

Ok, there are many things that are annoying about being a dwarf. The stares and comments and downright rudeness. That item you need in the shop is guaranteed to be on the top blooming shelf. For me though, one of more annoying things about my smallness, is the incompatibility of long sleeves (usually already rolled […]

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What Is Dwarfism To Me?

It’s dwarfism awareness month this October. I love the idea of helping your average person known a bit about what it is like living life from a physically different viewpoint. But, I wonder, what does dwarfism mean to us? The people with the conditions, the syndromes? How do we view our own lives? The day-to-day […]

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Baby Born With Double Dwarfism In The UK

Baby, Nathan Phillips, was born with two types of dwarfism inherited from both parents.  I remember reading about Nathan in the paper and thinking what’s this double dwarfism about and being pretty amazed by the story. I’ve never heard of this being possible! You might remember Nathan’s Mum, Laura from the Channel4 programme ‘Seven Dwarves’ […]

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