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2012: Struggles, Achievements and New Plans

2012: Struggles, Achievements and New Plans

This time last year I was celebrating going solo with my social business, a visit to New York and making big plans for 2012. It is fair to say this year went far better than I could have ever dreamt! In this post I’ve summarised each months highlights, before sharing some general thoughts and my […]

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The importance of Social Care Support and Self Awareness

The importance of Social Care Support and Self Awareness

After months of travel and adventure I have been staying at my mums for a couple of weeks. This has been much needed and very pleasant. Usually I leave my London flat and visit my parents because I am ill or very run down. To have been in my home town, full of energy, full […]

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2012: A game-changing year

2012: A game-changing year

In my last post I talked you through how important rest and reflection had been for me during the festive season. I definitely feel stronger for having switched off for a couple of weeks. Despite the broken wheelchair, the faulty car, the defective laptop, the change in Personal Assistants, and a lingering cold; my work […]

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They say I’m a dreamer…

They say I’m a dreamer…

I have been doing that ‘feeling bad’ thing when I realise I haven’t written a more thought provoking piece for my blog. Sometimes I think running a website on any particular subject matter can make you feel a pressure to be profound and revolutionary. Then, in the cold light of day, I realise how ridiculously […]

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A day in the life of…

A day in the life of…

During some recent discussions, I realised that the positive impact of my being disabled, living life to the full and not dwelling on the ‘cannots’ can also be misconstrued. In my next post I am going to explore disability as a social problem, lay out my proposed solutions and show how we all play different […]

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First week solo!

First week solo!

I have little energy to write a massive post, but this week needs marking! Having recovered from the nostalgia of leaving Scope and the hangover too, Monday was my Independence Day http://martynsibley.com/independence-day It started by my being one of the official bloggers for the Institute of Fundraisings National Convention http://nationalconventionblog.posterous.com/. Having given up the place […]

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Welcome to a new chapter of my life! It is hardly a shocker to hear as I have been banging on about this for a few weeks. However, today is officially Independence Day! The 4th of July 2011 is the day I begin working full time on changing the world for disabled people and their […]

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A bold and brave new beginning

A bold and brave new beginning

I have to admit I sometimes stun myself by what I do in a week, but this update takes the biscuit! As the previous 2 posts show in video format, I attended the disability rights ‘Hardest Hit’ march last Wednesday, along with over 5000 other people. I am not going to write too much on […]

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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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