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About emptynestmum

I'm mum to three baby birds who have all left the nest. One of my baby birds has learning disabilities and I remain fully involved in his life. I work in the voluntary sector and work to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families

Co-production & The Vagina Museum

When the Transforming Care Board meeting finished today I had a chat with a lead Commissioner from Oxfordshire County Council by the coffee machine. I mention the coffee machine because I was casually getting a cuppa and she came over … Continue reading

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Reasonable Adjustments

In my last post…many moons ago, I wrote about G’s cyst. G’s cyst became massive. A lump the size of a golf ball on his forehead and growing all the time. Despite the GP’s insistence that it would probably shrink … Continue reading

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In Who’s Best Interest?

G has a sebaceous cyst on his head. His Dad used to get them and apparently they can be hereditary! Bit annoying really because quite frankly this ‘kid’ has enough issues without inheriting others but hey ho! That’s life I … Continue reading

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Involving Families & Ticking boxes

Tomorrow, I have a meeting with the manager of G’s supported living service (or as I like to call it ‘his home’) and a care manager from Oxfordshire County Council (OCC). The meeting is about G’s support plan, following his … Continue reading

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Looking for a ‘positive’

I’m a pretty positive person and always try to look for something good in any situation. This has had its challenges in recent weeks, months, years. It’s difficult sometimes, but I always try. In my work I see and hear … Continue reading

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What makes a house a home?

I’ve moved house! I’ve finally moved house! God! It’s been a long old slog. The house went on the market last September, has been under offer since April this year and I finally moved in just over a week ago. … Continue reading

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Thinking of Connor

Like so many others I’ve spent the last two weeks watching the live tweets from the inquest into Connor’s Death, thanks to @LBInquest via the amazing @georgejulian I couldn’t make the inquest because I’ve been moving house (no comparison of … Continue reading

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Fathers Day

I’ve never been a big fan of Fathers Day (or, Mothers Day or Valentines Day) I’ve always felt that if you love someone you don’t need a special day to celebrate this….just tell them you love them – regularly. And, … Continue reading

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It’s G’s Birthday today. He’s 25 years old. It hardly seems possible that he can be 25 years old. He came to stay with me yesterday. I like him to wake up here on his special day and so far, … Continue reading

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Decluttering, chargers and memories

I’m trying to sell my house. It’s a lovely house. It needs some work to be fair but it’s priced (I think and hope) to reflect that. It’s been my family home for almost 22 years and I love it. … Continue reading

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