Thank goodness! What has happened to people’s lives that there’s developed all this jargon.It defies all reason as to why we don’t have the same features in our lives as the rest of us. Yes – that’s not to deny extra help some people’s communication needs may need but why do we not find ways for this to be as usual as possible. I have address books and calendars, diaries and even a file with my household bills etc in – but they wouldn’t be out on display either. PLEASE please can all services not think a lot harder about how they do support people’s lives! This is a good example…..
I remember moving into my first flat at 20. One of the real joys was putting my own stamp on the place. Mark making his mark. Like all teenagers, my bedroom at my parent’s house was the space to express me but a whole flat was a much bigger space to fill.
I’ve had this very much in mind over the past few weeks during the move to Steven’s new house. I saw as my main task, how to help him create his own space.
Alongside the move, I’m aware that I’ve become obsessive about living as “normal” a life as possible. This puts me on a collision course with two of the themes I write about a lot – how (useful) services don’t exist anymore and how the social care system likes to frame the life of a learning disabled system. The latter theme covers a wide ground from…
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