In the light of Ken Livingstone's and Naz Shah's suspension over antisemitic comments, which I support, is it now time for the Labour Party to sort out its disablism problem? What do I mean you ask as Labour loves the disabled? Well, not really as Rob Marris, a Labour MP, proposed last year in a private members bill to legalise … Continue reading Labour’s Disablism Problem
Social skills are a cornerstone of a civilised society and includes politeness, manners, respect, common decency and everything we are prepared to give and take. For many years, I have had an ad-hoc system of gauging where my relationships with others, especially my personal assistants and volunteers, are. I do not actually keep count or make … Continue reading The importance of scoring social skills
Today I woke up and realised it was exactly ten years since I discovered Secondlife, which has played a significant role in my life personally and professionally. I am aware Secondlife, despite being an early social network, still needs to be explained. It is basically a virtual world, without being a game, where anything is … Continue reading Ten years of Secondlife
Employing personal assistants to meet social care needs can feel like a complex process and so I am delighted to be able to launch my latest publication, Understand Assistance. Understand Assistance is an e-book guide for People who use Personal Assistants. It is a comprehensive guide exploring every aspect of the employment and management of … Continue reading It is important to know how to employ personal assistants
On the day set aside to blog about dysablism, I could not resist putting my 2 pennies worth after a few weeks break from the blogsphere. The bottom line is that having an impairment does not make people immune to prejudice. I am quite aware I am likely to be regarded as dysablist because I refuse to sign … Continue reading Are many ‘disabled activists’ dysablist?