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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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Anniversaries

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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Family Champions & Cake

Since January this year we (OxFSN) have been running a course for family carers of children and adults with learning disabilities. The course was called ‘Creating Family Champions’ and the aim was to work with families to help them better … Continue reading

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Saying Sorry

I had an amazing weekend with some good friends recently. They brought their kids with them. Gorgeous little kids they were too! I love having kids in the house, it’s been a long time. And, another bonus to having G … Continue reading

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