Category Archives: Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month: Why I love having CP

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and in aid of this, Flyinglady is offering a limited number of free CP Awareness Workshops to help people better understand the condition.  In my experience, people often see any kind of disability as … Continue reading

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More support needed for unemployed disabled people

I was very interested this morning to read an article in The Guardian, highlighting the fact that disabled people are being left behind when job hunting and there needs to be more support for disabled job seekers. The report highlights … Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week

This week, I’m absolutely delighted to be part of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week and World CP Day on Wednesday 7th October. As someone with CP, it’s refreshing that the condition is being talked about and it’s a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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Nerves & Excitement

I’ve finally finished writing my book.  Years of drafting, redrafting, agonising over the right words to convey my message, are finally at an end and I have set a date for publication: Monday 31st August 2015. If I thought writing … Continue reading

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Disability Awareness for Children

Last week, I went to a primary school to deliver my Disability Awareness for Kids workshops. The children were taking part in a Disability Awareness week but I was apprehensive about their reaction to me; a lady in a wheelchair … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats respond to Disabled Access Concerns

This reply landed on my doormat on the morning of the General Election and in my view, is the best response I’ve had to date concerning the Great Barr Great Campaign.  With a new government now in place, I will continue … Continue reading

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Another disappointing response from 10 Downing Street

This is the latest letter I have received from Downing Street in response to my letter regarding Disabled Access in Great Barr – very disappointing and frustrating! Dear Mrs Blackborough I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister to … Continue reading

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The year of “Does it wet the bed?”

One of my new year resolutions is to get my book published, whether that’s through a traditional publisher or by self-publishing is yet to be seen. I’ve been working on “Does it wet the bed?” for the best part of … Continue reading

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Does it wet the bed? – 3 chapters available on Authonomy

After researching quite a bit and talking to other writers and some publishers, I realised that if I want my book to be successful, I have to prove that there is a market for it. But I’d also read that … Continue reading

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Does it wet the bed? – Free-wheeling

I’m just putting together a book proposal for “Does it wet the bed?” as even though the  book is almost complete, many agents request a proposal as well as sample chapters. In doing so, I’ve chosen an anecdote to start the … Continue reading

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