Category Archives: disability

Patient – centred care?

I’m about to not-turn-up for a hospital appointment, and I’m probably not going to let them know. I don’t make a practice of this – I always give notice if I can’t make an appointment but this is different.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Easy Come, Easy Go.

You may have seen my recent blog about how, on 4th January, I flew from Manchester to Tenerife but easyJet flew my power-chair from Manchester, to Brest (NW France), to Paris, to Gatwick, and then to Tenerife where I was … Continue reading

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The afterthought at the back of the queue?

I wrote this about fifteen years ago, when ‘regeneration’ was a major driver. Not really very pleased to see that not only have we not got very much further, as outlined in today’s House of Lords report on the impact … Continue reading

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AA trip to the pictures

I’ve finally been tempted out of my silence, so here’s the first blog for quite a few months: I hope there are still people out there . . . ‘When shall we three meet again, in thunder, lightening, or in … Continue reading

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Red Shoes

They told me I’d always wanted red shoes when I was little: but when it was offered I wasn’t so keen. My shoes weren’t dainty things to grace a little girl’s feet, they were clumpy, misshapen things to accommodate my … Continue reading

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Pathways to work?

Posted in anticipation of Disability History Month, and written, I think, in 2008, this is another piece in which a lot holds true, but which also shows how quickly things have changed. And how much has changed – or not! … Continue reading

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Disability History Month

November 22nd to December 22nd is Disability History Month (DHM) in the UK: you can read more about it here. Having been around a while myself now (!), and being in the process of compiling a collection of pieces I’ve … Continue reading

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