Monthly Archive: September, 2012

A Receptive Illness

As complaints about Doctors reach highest levels ever, one could say epidemic proportions, the era where the public saw their Doctor or Consultant as God-like is well and truly buried after a fatal… Continue reading

In the Nick of Time Please

I was all geared up to blog about the coalition and how that many people can flat line the economy, and these people are not dulled intellectually no matter what people think of… Continue reading

Rest in Peace

Our prayers go out to PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone and their loved ones, their savage, unnecessary futile murders scaring the nation’s consciousness, the nation shocked and feel assaulted too, as… Continue reading

Campaign – Narrow the Gap

The campaign has been started in response to the increase in cost of living that is greatly outpacing the available income for people on the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance or in… Continue reading

Locked-In without a Key

There seems to be a surge of realisation, I think as a result of positive spectacles like the Paralympics, that from disability caused by trauma post birth (such as Strokes, oxygen starvation post… Continue reading

Couldn’t Resist It, Could You?!?

I feel bewildered as to why anyone would want to see pictures of a young woman topless without her consent and feel the need to publish them for the sake of making some… Continue reading

The Shadsworth Amongst Us

Panorama, BBC1, 11/09/2012, 9pm, ‘Trouble on the Estate’ (Shadsworth Estate, Blackburn) I actually started to cry as once again I watch an individual with learning and other disabilities try to live independently in… Continue reading

What Class

The Paralympic Games have shattered and smashed negative stereotyping of disabled people, delivering positive role models, heroes for able and disabled alike to follow, showered us in images of what people are capable… Continue reading

Able & Capable – The Legacy

I really don’t know where to start, where on earth can one begin to even contemplate what these Paralympic Games have achieved, have meant to so many, have gifted to millions of people… Continue reading

I Am An Addict

No one could have envisaged the true nature of these Paralympic Games, the world stage they have taken in a matter of days, taking disability in sports from the murky shadows, where few… Continue reading