Member’s Voice

Posts from and by Forum members.

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How to Hide Your Disabled People: A Lesson from City of York Council

Elki lives in York and relies on using her Blue Badge to be able to park near enough to the places she needs and wants to go. In this Member’s Voice post, Elki writes about what she sees as the dangers of reducing disability visibility in York. Disability representation and visibility are crucial to shaping

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Where Are We Now…? One Family’s Reflections on Another Lockdown.

This is the follow-up to a previous Member’s Voice post about one family’s experience of lockdown. We suggest going to read the post ‘Where Were We Then…?’ before this one to learn more about Ben and Anna. Here we go again! On 1 January 2021 we spot snowdrops growing in Ben’s garden, heralding brighter spring

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Where Were We Then…? One Family’s Reflections on the first Lockdown

In this post we hear from Anna about the ups and downs she and her son Ben, who lives with learning disabilities, experienced during the first lockdown. A bit about Ben Ben’s passion for music and phenomenal music memory are in his DNA! As a universal language, music connects him to anyone, so eclectic is

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