Accessible Advent

Over on Twitter a number of disabled people are doing their accessible advent. Naming things that would make life accessible for them. As someone who isn’t always great at managing to keep up with these social media things, I thought I could put mine together in a blog post instead. Here is my #AccessibleAdvent: 1)... Continue Reading →

Open Letter to Chief Social Workers

I wrote an open letter to the chief social workers in England. It was published by community care here https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2020/12/03/profession-must-much-inclusive-disabled-people-letter-chief-social-workers/ Letter is written below: This year marks 25 years since passing of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), through which, for the first time, disabled people had rights in law to education, employment and to be... Continue Reading →

Social Work Action Group

I am so excited to say I’ve become the disability rep for the Social Work Action Group. I found SWAG this year and immediately found people who shared my passion for seeing change in social work. An amazing mix of people with personal/lived experience of social work, students, academics and social workers joining together. We... Continue Reading →

Long Covid shouldn’t be a surprise.

Long covid should not be a surprise to the medical profession. Or anyone. We have had ME/CFS* as a diagnosis for many many years and it is (I believe more often than not) an illness that happens post virally. We have all this knowledge about ME/CFS as a post viral illness, so why oh why... Continue Reading →

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