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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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.
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… Continue Reading