Hello and welcome!

According to my Twitter profile I am a “Wheelchair-using proponent of disability rights and the social model of disability who likes knitting, singing and drinking tea.”

I have approximately 25 years experience as a wheelchair user and more than ten years experience as a disability-professional which has included:

  • Organisation, development and delivery of a range of events & training sessions
  • Voluntary work teaching independent wheelchair skills to young disabled people
  • Informal mentoring of disabled people
  • Consultation on various capital projects in relation to access for disabled people including elements of access auditing
  • Advising & assessing disabled students in a higher education setting
  • Leadership of my former employer’s forum for its disabled staff, which led to involvement in the setting up of The National Association of Disabled Staff Networks
  • Membership of the governing body of a local mainstream primary school with specific responsibility for Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) as well as Diversity & Inclusion