Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dream a little dream!

I spent two days last week doing a person centred planning training course. I’ve lived and breathed person centred planning since G was about 14 but have never had any official, accredited training. Needless to say I was expecting the … Continue reading

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“Letting Go”

I braced myself yesterday for the new Rosa Monckton Documentary “Letting Go”  I was hoping that this one would give a more balanced view than her previous programmes. I began to lose hope when I heard her on radio 4’s … Continue reading

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It’s a Bugs Life!

Much of my recent work has been around participation and involvement of families (and people who use social care, health and education services – children and adults) I’m passionate about participation, I honestly see it as the best way forward. … Continue reading

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Think for a moment and imagine

I wrote this back in 2003, it was used as a campaigning tool and appeared in the local press. Following on from my post yesterday I thought it might be worth a revisit. Writing my last post took me back … Continue reading

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Betrayal and the move to “The Dark Side”

Almost ten years ago I met a promising young Oxfordshire MP. I belonged to a small group of parents of kids with severe learning disabilities, campaigning to keep our local respite services open. The Local authority had threatened to close … Continue reading

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