Unfortunately I travel on South West Trains which are very frequently late and often due to engineering works. What is becoming more frequent is lateness ‘due to engineering works’ on a totally different line from the one I am using – much further south.  Today was even more intriguing; a 10 minute delay due to …
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We all hope that we will never need ‘care’ especially when we see so many horrible stories in the media, not only of people being neglected in nursing and care homes but also within people’s own homes. Maybe the time to think about what we may want in the future is when we are well, …
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For the past 18 months it feels as if every meeting and conference around loneliness or social media has highlighted the use of social media and robots as the answer to loneliness. But is it? If you are isolated and lonely with few friends, do you think emailing will make you feel less isolated and …
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Well – what do you think of the Cabinet reshuffle? If the women appointed are appropriate for their new roles, why were they not placed in these roles before now? Why bring in all the women in one big lump? Why wait until now? These women are probably very capable and may be much more …
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My Accessible EU

July 17th, 2014 | Posted by Barbara Brayshay in Consultations - (0 Comments)

At some time in their lives most people will experience limitations to their mobility, either temporarily or permanently as a result of long term or temporary impairment. Parents with children in pushchairs, frail older people and wheelchair users are all vulnerable to the negative effects of poor accessibility as they go about their daily lives. …
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The Guardian is highlighting the 15 minute care visits from care workers and the difficulties they have. Many care workers are feeling the stress and disillusionment in not being able to give the proper care that people need and deserve – having to choose between providing the best quality care that can be given or getting …
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The Mayor of London is consulting on proposals to make sure that buildings, streets and neighbourhoods in London are designed accessibly: taking account of the needs of disabled people and older people.  The subjects covered include: Lifetime Homes: making sure that all houses built in London are suitable for the needs of  older people – …
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Offiong lives alone in sheltered housing. She came to Britain from Nigeria with her husband in 1956, trained as a radiotherapist and raised a family. Now living with the effects of glaucoma, her mobility is poor and she struggles to get around. Her flat is very comfortable and manageable but going out is a daunting …
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