On social media and in other forums, I meet a lot of people, especially disabled people, who are quite negative about their situation and I must wonder to myself, can people be possible? I strongly believe that attitude is everything and for example it is not often the amount of money that causes poverty but … Continue reading Can people be more positive?
I was first introduced to the Onion Exercise when I was at an 'European Human Bridges' youth seminar in Stockholm in 1997. The exercise immediately struck a chord with myself and it is now an exercise I use when I am assisting people to develop themselves and especially their personal identity. The exercise uses an onion … Continue reading The onion exercise
It is time for real disabled people to fight back, not against the government but the extremist socialist groups like Disabled People against Cuts and Black Triangle, who have stolen the voice of disabled people and turned it into a weapon of hatred against the government and anyone else who stands in their way. The last … Continue reading Time to for real disabled people to fight back
I am always strongly believed if you want to do something and I mean really want to do something, you will find a way to doing it. The way you achieve something is so much important and it makes take some creative thinking to overcome barriers, and I do believe anyone can achieve the outcomes … Continue reading If you want you can!
Within social care many people including those in government talk about care and support like they are the same thing when I feel they are slightly different and relate well to my understanding of wellbeing and inclusion.In the context, I see care as maintaining wellbeing and ensuring people do not go backwards in terms of … Continue reading The difference between care and support
I talk all the time about meaningful contribution to society but what do I mean and what could it look like? It is very clear I do not just mean employment but a much wider concept where it is about the effort someone puts in rather than the attainment.So it could also include education, employment, … Continue reading What could meaningful contribution look like?
I think when we are youngers, in our 20s, we look to people we see us our older peers to sharpening our teeth upon. I do not remember finding any specific people I sharpened my teeth upon because it was a different era in terms of being able to have contact to people with a … Continue reading Sharpening Teeth
I am quite aware that some people think that I am too big for my boots and I am, for a better word, an egomaniac. To some extent this may indeed be true but I believe it is important to understand why I have needed a big personality.The answer is simply survival. Having a significant … Continue reading I have needed a big personality
I find it quite interesting to see how some people, disabled or not, appear to work very hard to fight to demonstrate they are unable to work, so much so they have actually demonstrated how much they are able to work. For me, work is not just working 9 to 5 in an office or … Continue reading Working hard not to work
People who know me will know my favourite song is Proud by Heather Small. Is the song she asks "would have you done today you make you feel proud?" and I believe this is a brilliant question to answer and one I ask myself all the time. It does not have to be big or … Continue reading What have you done today?