“Please, Sir, I want some more.”

By |2024-01-25T17:39:22+00:00October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Help, Respite, Thriving not surviving|

Less Disney Princess and more Oliver Twist. The life of a Parent/Carer can feel like being an impish rogue, asking for more than you deserve. To make life good, we knock on the door of services across SEN, health and social care asking, “Please, sir, I want some more…!” I was never a fan of [...]

We cannot be measured

By |2019-03-07T08:05:54+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: assessment, communication, disability, mum of child with disability, Respite|

An open letter. I respect you. I really do. You obviously care and have years of experience. You haven't had a personality transplant to take this job. You want to help people, to help families like mine. You are in such a difficult position. You're the face of the bureaucrats. The ones who get to say [...]

“Please, Sir, I want some more.”

By |2021-10-13T11:44:30+01:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: Help, Respite, Thriving not surviving|

I was lying in bed this week and the image of Oliver floated into my head. I was debating with myself whether I dare ask for an increased care package for my son. “Please, sir, I want some more…” It's an iconic line from classic novel that has been retold to generations. I confess, I've [...]


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