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Another week, another inquest. Actually, this week, two of the ghastly things: Oliver McGowan‘s in Bristol and Danny Tozer‘s in York.  The Bristol Post is doing a sterling job of… 1,074 more words

Lego Lessons.

Grenouille got a load of fancy Lego for Christmas.

Does it make me sound antediluvian to say that my kids’ Lego is not at all like the primary-coloured 2/4/6/8-spot blocks I remember playing with?  242 more words

Breaking Point

So yesterday I reached breaking point. I reached the point where I wasn’t really sure if I could carry on any more. Sometimes life throws lot’s of curve balls at once and it is hard to keep our head above water. 2,110 more words

Adults With Learning Disability

Meet Mr. Matty.

Today, I have the honour to introduce to you, Mr. Matthew ‘Matty’ Brandon, aka ‘Mr. Smiles’.

Matty grew up in Saskatchewan, with a couple called Chris and Shannon Gardiner, who have looked after him ever since he was a small boy.  1,172 more words

Love and Affection and Dirty Words.

Read a couple of good blogs this week on love and social care.  In case you missed them, here are Damn – Forgot My Mantra… 1,360 more words

Mental Health Month "Carers of those with mental illness"

We often talk about how hard it is for say, a person who is a relative and carer of someone who has dementia or Alzheimer’s. The toll it takes on them economically, emotionally and physically. 852 more words