I have been working to support disabled people to live as independently as possible and realising their individual potentials for over 20 years. I am qualified in Health and Social Care Management and Ethics and Social Welfare. All blog entries are my responses to issues I see affecting those I support and indeed myself as I joined the disabled community after surviving a stroke.
As some of you maybe aware, I have set up a new blog to work in conjunction with Disability Expert, the new blog is called Disabled Daddy and can be found http://tinyurl.com/6jknswk
The reason I am doing this is mainly because Disability Expert never really turned out how I thought it would. I originally started this blog after I survived a stroke and was unable to carry out many of the more physical elements of my job but still had a lot of knowledge around disability issues and best practices for addressing such issues.
At the time of my stroke I was studying for an MA in The Ethics of Social Welfare which I believed, in conjunction with my 20+ years of experience in supporting disabled people to live as independently as possible, put me in a strong position to create debate and discussion by sharing my experiences and opinions which what I anticipated Disability Expert would be.
However, in recent months I have not been able to cover these issues on this blog because government policy towards disabled people has dominated many peoples thoughts which in turn has dominated the Disability Expert blog.
To redress this, Disabled Daddy has been created to cover issues of social policy and the affects of benefit changes to us all and Disability Expert will return to discussing best practices and exploring new ideas in supporting disabled people and their carers and supporters.
I do question my ability to keep two blogs updated, but hopefully you will be able to see my reasoning behind creating the new blog in the coming weeks and months.