Alison Love has spent 20 years living and working in Lancaster, returning ‘home’ two years ago to Renfrewshire, Scotland where she lives independently. She was diagnosed in 1996 with Friedreich’s ataxia and uses a manual wheelchair all the time. She is active in a number of disability-related groups, campaigns and initiatives, including Renfrewshire Access Panel and Disability Equality Training.

Alison is also chairman of the Ataxia UK West of Scotland Branch. She enjoys going to different places and meeting different people and spending time with friends and family. She has taken part in lots of different activities and will try doing most things at least once to see if they are fun.