published on 02 July 2015
Why me? Of all the people to write a blog I got the ‘Golden Ticket’; did they pick me because I am a user of services, or that I have a state of the art wheelchair, or is because I can’t keep quiet for more than five minutes? Anyway you’re stuck with me for the foreseeable future and maybe we can learn together on this new journey.
My goal over the coming months is to provide you with snippets of useful information that might actually change the way you think, or enable you to access information you need to make your life a little easier? You never know I may occasionally make you smile! What this blog won’t be is an answer to everything you need to know about accessing information, but hopefully you’ll find it interesting enough to keep following me.
Every new blog has to start somewhere and where better to start then at the beginning, so today is Year Zero and the beginning starts today! I thought I would tell you about a new service that has come to Hartlepool from a local organisation called Incontrol-able. The service is called “Ricochet” and it loans mobile devices (Tablets) with pre-loaded ‘Apps’ and ‘Links’ that guide the user to Information, Advice and Guidance. The service is specifically for adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Learning/Physical Disability, or those with a life-long condition and most importantly it’s FREE! I won’t bore you with the ins and outs, but I will provide you with a link so you can access more information http://www.incontrol-able.co.uk/
Just to prove that I am more than a steak and kidney pie and chips man I do recognise that a bit of culture can be good for you and here is a link to a new project that promotes the ‘Unique History of Disability’ since the early 1970’s. You never know, it might get you thinking about paying a visit to the Maritime Museum on the Historic Quay!
For the benefit of the people who came across the blog by accident after clicking on a link from social media you can find this blog every month in future on the Hartlepool Now website http://www.hartlepoolnow.co.uk
My wings are aching and the eagle has landed, see you next month!