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A Chance For Change

When Teresa May called a snap general election just seven weeks ago I felt a flash of hope, followed by an overwhelming feeling of apprehension.

I desperately want to be part of a society that’s more socially just, where there … read more

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Reclaim The Process

So Teresa May has announced a general election on 8th June!

Innes, my support worker, announced this on the bus half an hour ago as we were on our way back from a hospital appointment.

The news surprised, confused, excited, … read more

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Reclaiming Colombo

I don’t know if I’ve ever revealed this before but I’m a secret lover of detective dramas and murder mysteries. I’ve enjoyed them since I was a child when I used to scare myself with Poirot while I should’ve been … read more

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Tics Top Trump’s News Agenda

I’ve had many interesting and unexpected emails land in my inbox over the last seven years, including some from people and organisations I’d never have dreamed would get in touch, like Russell Howard or the Sydney Opera House.

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Time to Talk, Listen, and Laugh

I’m feeling very festive – the presents are wrapped, the castle’s looking Christmassy and the fridge is full of food.

Will and Lottie are staying here over the next couple of days and they’re all settled in the support workers’ … read more

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Dear Jojo

A week ago I wrote a post explaining my concerns about Me Before You, a book, and now big budget Hollywood film, that opens in cinemas tomorrow. Countless disabled people and non-disabled allies have spoken out about the stereotypical … read more

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Access To Work Should Never Be For Sale

It’s 10’oclock, I’ve just got home from work because of a late meeting, I’m not feeling well, and I’ve just come across a horrible leak. And it’s not the watery kind that can be fixed by a plumber. It’s a … read more

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Seeing The Difference

When I was at work this weekend I was lucky enough to witness a moment that was both unremarkable and at the same time, so beautiful that I don’t know if I’ll be able to find the words to describe … read more

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Broadcasting Difference

I’m one of an estimated 11 million people in the UK who are disabled. We make up about a fifth of the population. But despite this it’s very rare to see or hear issues that affect me as a disabled … read more

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The Good News

Earlier this week I found myself sitting on an armchair made of newspapers, being shunted onto a stage to meet comedian Russell Howard.

This might sound like a weird dream, or one of my tics, but actually it’s entirely true. … read more

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