The Ultimate Price for Mum of Disabled Daughter

DISCLAIMER: This post has sensitive content that centres around the tragic news story of a Mother of a disabled child who committed suicide. All facts stated in this post are pulled directly from press coverage, so I will not be held liable. Original source is in the ‘related links’ at the bottom of this post. PLEASE use your best judgement before proceeding.Β  I couldn’t read the devastating account of what happened with loving Mum of 2, Jane Kavanagh without pushing other blog post commitments aside tonight to write about everything that is wrong and could be learnt from by so … Continue reading The Ultimate Price for Mum of Disabled Daughter

Personal Assistants 101 | My Worst PA Experiences

(TITLE IMAGE: Hand trying to pick through eggs with different worrying expressions drawn on them) Just like any employer, those under the Direct Payments scheme – interviewing, hiring and managing their own staff for their care needs get their fair share of ‘bad eggs.’ Before I embarked on moving from CHC Adult Social Care agencies to Direct Payments, I often wondered if my interview experiences would be much like those on the hit film, ‘Inside I’m Dancing.’ (IMAGE: Main characters in ‘Inside I’m Dancing,’ Rory and Michael going for a stroll outdoors, in their powerchairs with their PA) Rory and … Continue reading Personal Assistants 101 | My Worst PA Experiences