Hannah’s Hope 2020 Year review

Hannah smiling seated in a red jumper holding a brown bear with xmas hat by a xmas tree

What a year, but at least its Christmas. A year, that probably, most people don’t want to repeat. I feel, personally I have had even worse years. 2011 would be my worst and then years of isolation in hospital, however it has been a particularly challenging year for so many people. Now, there are tighter […]

Disabled people brought together in race around the world challenge

Headshot of JJ Chalmers

Disabled people have been brought together to race around the world with the ‘At Home Winter Wonderwheels’, an event held by the Superhero Series- the UK’s only disability sport series. Invictus games and Strictly star JJ Chalmers talks about his involvement in the inclusive event. By Hannah Deakin  Photo: permission given by JJ Chalmers “It is […]

Ability Today takes on the rest of the world – by Hannah Deakin

Anne Usher dressed up as Captain America holding mask above head with a countryside backdrop

Ability Today volunteers are embracing the challenge of racing around the world for the latest event of the Superhero Series – the UK’s only disability sports series. This year it’s an ‘At Home Winter Wonderwheels’.  Ability Today reporter Hannah Deakin has been learning more from one of the team captains – Paralympian Anne Usher MBE. […]

Hannah’s Hope Blogger Hannah Deakin Talks Mental Health

Heart outline created by Sweets with the Scrable Letters spelling Be kInd in the centre

Mental Health – Lets talk….. Mental health is not really something I have spoken about on my blog. However, mental health and wellbeing is a topic that needs to be discussed. There is no better time than the present. Mental health illness is something that is becoming more common. I don’t know why. Is it […]

Helpful tips for managing isolation…from an expert! – Hannah’s Hope

April 10, 2020 Isolation, is something that disabled people, or those with chronic illnesses experience a lot. Their norm. I spent nearly four years as a teenager totally bedbound and in hospital, so couldn’t and didn’t go out at all. Followed by a year or two barely going out, maybe once a week. When I […]

Nike flyease trainers and SAFOs/AFOs – Hannah’s Hope

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] Do you struggle to find shoes to fit your AFOs? Do you find it hard to put your shoes on yourself? I spent months looking for a new pair of trainers that fitted with my SAFOs (Silicone ankle foot orthotics). I had been holding on to a very […]