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Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle!

I’ve hopefully got a varied and interesting mix of stories, articles and videos for you in this month’s blog.  I would love to think I have every month!

Just to show you that I still have a keen eye for fashion, here’s an article about a Bridal Shop in Portishead that modelled a gown for someone who uses a wheelchair.  A brilliant idea that was well received https://news.sky.com/story/bristol-bridal-shop-praised-for-wheelchair-wedding-dress-store-front-11603752

Here’s a local story about the number of Blue Badge Holders in Hartlepool actually falling.  I’m sure this figure will reverse when the eligibility criteria extends later this year for people with ‘hidden disabilities’. I’m only hoping the number of accessible parking bays increases to manage the demand! https://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/fewer-people-with-disability-parking-badges-in-hartlepool-1-9532910

Here’s a harrowing story about a Whistleblower who supported people with Autism at a specialised unit.  It’s just sad that these stories keep coming out into the public domain.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6585443/Nurse-12-years-felt-powerless-expose-abuse-patients-secure-units-speaks-out.html

Have you ever heard of the term ‘sandwich carers’?  If not, don’t worry, neither had I until I saw this article based on data released from the Office of National Statistics.  Apparently, these ‘missing’ Carers are people who provide care and support for their children and also their parents and the impact this is having on their emotional and financial well-being. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-46866341

Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Katie Price, but I’m 100% with her on this one! She started an online petition about making online abuse of Disabled People a criminal offence.  Check out the story https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46951232

Joke of the month:  A police patrol noticed an older gentleman driving erratically and started to follow him.  The nearer they got to him, the faster he went.  When he reached 100 miles per hour, they pulled him over.  The police officer said ‘it’s nearly the end of my shift and if you can give me a good enough excuse, I’ll let you off with a warning’.  The old man replied ’40 years ago my wife ran off with a policeman and I thought you were bringing her back!’

My wings are aching, the eagle has landed – see you next month!

 

 

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