I hope that I am a person who can enjoy and contribute to a healthy debate. I believe that if I do not understand or agree with someone, I would try to break down the issue to establish the heart of the matter. I hate when people make sweeping statements and are then unwilling and unable … Continue reading Insulting my mental health is not the answer
In the context of this article, inclusion can be seen as the activities that are required by state, society and individuals to assist people with impairments to fully participate in all of Citizenship including employment, leisure and family life. This will include removing environmental barriers, changing behaviours and practises, and enabling and empowering individuals to grasp … Continue reading How do we make including disabled people ‘fair’?
Like everyone else, I was concerned to read about the difficulties faced by out-of-order accessible toilets on a train, and the now infamous incident at the start of the year was certainly something that warranted a strong complaint. However, I did feel the media did take it too far, once again using it as an opportunity … Continue reading Disabled people need a Plan B-Z when they travel
In the first of a series of articles focusing on social care in 2017, I want to start at the beginning and ask the question of what is the purpose of social care? In all the many discussions I have seen since before the Care Act have never asked or answered this fundamental question, which … Continue reading What is the purpose of Social Care?