Children

Push Button Baby

Fat Sister, King Russell and Bean popped in earlier. I had my Telecare pendant on because of a brief gap in my support. The pendant was round my neck and I’d totally forgotten it was there. Bean greeted me enthusiastically, … read more

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The Bean Diary

I started working with disabled children in 1999 so I’m celebrating twenty years this year. For some of this time I worked in Lambeth’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the Autism and Complex Needs Intervention Support Teamread more

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St Annes, Sand and Santas

My mum’s from Lancashire, her mum was from Lancashire, and so was her mum and her mum before that. Pretty much all my mum’s relatives still live there, just outside Blackpool, in and around Lytham St Annes.

I was … read more

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Crawl Again Baby

My nineteen-month-old niece Bean can walk – she’s been able to since she was nine months old! Tonight, though, she decided to go back to crawling – not baby crawling but crawling aunty-style.

We’d been playing in her room on … read more

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Wheelie Imaginative

I’ve been staying with Fat Sister, King Russell and their young daughter Bean over the last few days.

Bean has lots of Duplo building bricks – in fact they used to be Fat Sister’s and mine. As a child … read more

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“Merry Crisp-mas and Good Will To All Chairs”

I’ve just woken up in Fat Sister’s living room. As for many people, my bed last night was the family sofa. I haven’t travelled far, though – my own bed’s just across the road.

Also like for many people, this … read more

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A Wet Walk

I had a support gap this evening and wasn’t able to find anyone to come and stay with me overnight. Thankfully my brother-in-law King Russell stepped in. He was looking after Bean, while Fat Sister was out with friends … read more

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Toddling Wheels

From the moment she could crawl my niece Bean has been obsessed with my wheelchair, crawling all over it and using the wheels to pull herself up.

From the very beginning Fat Sister and King Russell have been very … read more

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Sunny Strawberries

After two weeks away, working pretty much every day on Hacks For The Future, it feels super-lovely to be back at home with a few days off.

Today’s been great, mainly spent pottering around, tidying, washing and getting the … read more

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Hacks For The Future

We’ve spent the last two weeks in Inverness working on our Hacks For The Future residential with eight disabled young creatives and two amazing associate artists, Heather Marshall and Aby Watson. We’ve been supported by a great team from … read more

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