Children in Need … or Children we’re Failing?

By |2022-11-08T18:08:17+00:00November 8th, 2022|Categories: #bridgingthegap, Charity, community, family, mum of child with disability, parenting a child with disabilties, Uncategorized|Tags: |

November. It’s that time of year again when Pudsey is dusting off his eye patch and schools around the country are asking children to come in wearing spots (because we all have spotty clothes in our cupboards) to raise money for Children in Need. What could possibly be wrong with [...]

Lockdown: Caring isn’t cancelled

By |2020-04-16T12:27:00+01:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: #bridgingthegap, Carers, community, disability, family, Lockdown, Uncategorized|

Medications 7 times through the day and night isn't cancelled. 24-hour PEG feeds aren't cancelled. Hoisting and toileting isn't cancelled. 24-hour postural care isn’t cancelled. Personal care isn't cancelled. Cooking, cleaning, educating, playing, resting isn’t cancelled. Contacting and negotiating with professionals isn’t cancelled. Visual stimulation, sensory stimulation and active movements aren’t cancelled Trying to keep your [...]

Island life and bridging the gap

By |2019-07-16T11:58:35+01:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: #bridgingthegap, communication, community, expectations, Island living|

Being the parent to child with complex disabilities is like living on an island. The surrounding people each reside on their own islands which on the surface appear similar but feel worlds apart. To others, my island looked just like theirs, but I knew it was so very different. Although the other islands were not too [...]

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