Archive | January, 2011
Direct Payment care and Guidance

Direct Payment care and Guidance

I am sat writing this blog in my old skool wheelchair that has dead batteries and not offering me the best of comfort! I have taken a days annual leave, knowing the weekend was going to be tiring in a debauched kind of way. More to come. So in knowing I would sleep  most of […]

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What a week!

What a week!

Wow! What a week. Firstly, since my BBC breakfast appearance and more importantly the blog on the DLA consultation. General feedback from the ‘one month before heartbreak’ blogswarm has been positive. It received coverage on the following links, as only a starter and taster: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jan/18/disabled-protesters-one-month-before-heartbreak http://www.goodaccessguide.co.uk/news/info.php?refnum=544 http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/latest-news/1285-protests-against-benefits-cuts http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/service-user-voice/2011/01/disabled-people-and-service-users-will-be-heard-we-will-be-listened-to-ombh.html#more http://liberalconspiracy.org/2011/01/17/does-the-broken-of-britain-campaign-need-celebrity-support/ Thanks to Emma (TweetHandle: @funkyfairy22) for […]

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One month before heartbreak

One month before heartbreak

Dear all elected officials and decision makers (at a national and local level) In light of the recent cuts to government spending, we (Martyn Sibley of London and Richard Currie of Manchester) are writing to convey our deep concern at the affects they will have on the disabled people of the UK. We are only […]

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Background info to BBC interview

Background info to BBC interview

This morning, thanks to the lovely Amisha who works tirelessly with the great Scope press team, I was on BBC breakfast. As you know my day job is fundraising, but to be given the chance to speak up on disability issues to 5 million viewers and mention Scope while there was awesome. I jumped at […]

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Plans for 2011

Plans for 2011

Hello people! It has been a little while hey. My last personal blog was my reflective stroll/roll in the park around New Years. I have made a few passing mentions of being happy, excited and planning lots for 2011. This was not meant to be so teasing, but truly my thoughts in that moment. When […]

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Guest blog by Toby Mildon: Blighted by near death experience – but feel so much better for it!

Guest blog by Toby Mildon: Blighted by near death experience – but feel so much better for it!

My good friend Toby Mildon had a bad time of it in 2010. Read the traumas he went through and also the positivity he has taken from it. A very insightful read where he also shares some of his coaching knowledge too.

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ILF update

ILF update

I came across the below prose whereby a question was asked by Baroness Wilkins on the ILF closure. What are your thoughts? To ask Her Majesty’s Government what factors were considered in concluding that the Independent Living Fund is financially unsustainable; what alternatives have been explored; and whether the funding that is freed up by the […]

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Guest blog by Srinivas Madipalli – disability diving

Guest blog by Srinivas Madipalli – disability diving

Hello! My name is Srin and I, like Martyn, have SMA too. Martyn kindly gave me the chance to write a guest blog about my recent adventure to Singapore and Bali. The plan was to spend three days in Singapore and then ten days in Bali, where I would meet up with a friend of […]

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