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Serena Bhandari - Jobstacle Course

It’s the end of the month and that means it’s time to hear from resident guest blogger Serena. This month Serena’s sharing her experience of job hunting as someone with Tourettes. While job hunting is stressful for lots of … read more

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Tics and Tables: Can You Help Evie?

Last week I spoke to Evie, a super friendly researcher from the University of Hertfordshire who’s working on a project to learn more about how people with Tourettes experience food and mealtimes. I enjoyed speaking to Evie and I could … read more

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Happy Birthday NHS

The National Health Service (NHS) is 75 years old today and this post is a celebration of the complicated, humane, and embracing service that’s looked after me for almost forty years. I can’t imagine what my life would be like … read more

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Understanding The Risks

Content warning: This post contains descriptions of medical and social risks affecting disabled people that you might find distressing.

I got a call from my local Council’s ‘COVID-19 Support Team’ today. They were checking in with me because I’m one … read more

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Serena Bhandari - Flatmates: can’t live with them, can’t (afford to) live without them

Time in lockdown is passing very quickly and that’s great news because it means it’s now time for another guest post from writer Serena Bhandari. In this post she discusses the challenges of finding the right people to live … read more

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Three Years On And Nothing’s Changed

Three years ago today, on the morning of Wednesday 14th June 2017, the country woke to the news of a devastating fire at Grenfell Tower. Later we would learn that 72 people, 18 of them children, had lost their … read more

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Serena Bhandari - Acceptance

Yesterday I wrote about a new series of blog posts we’ve commissioned by writer Serena Bhandari. I’m really excited to share Serena’s first post today.

My name’s Serena and this is the first in a series of guest blogs … read more

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Sharing Space

When I started this blog ten years ago, it was the first time since leaving school that I’d written in any significant way. Up until then I’d always thought of myself as someone who struggled with writing, and it wasn’t … read more

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Consistently Significant Tree

I’ve written a lot about the view from my window. It’s mainly been about the lamp-post which my tics often chat to as I’m settling down to sleep. I’ve also mentioned the trees, but generally just in passing. However, … read more

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Longing And Lows In Lockdown

Over the last couple of days I’ve felt a lingering sadness. This isn’t surprising given that we’re living through a global pandemic, but there was a bit more to it than that – I just couldn’t quite work out what … read more

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