Category Archives: housing

In the (exceptionally purple) shoes of… Alison Cameron, #boatrocker extraordinaire!

Regular readers of my blog series and followers on Twitter will know the name of Alison Cameron and share my huge admiration for her. In July 2013, I published in two parts her powerful, moving and indeed unforgettable story: Part … Continue reading

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“How lovely! A virtual bouquet for you, Mum!”… “a WHAT??…”

Thank you for all the lovely comments left on Mum’s recent blog about the suspended service: “Tales from the Bus Stop”. And of course all the Twitter conversations and ideas about how Mum can keep herself amused during her reluctant … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Gill’s Mum… The Gas Man Cometh

By popular request, I am posting another blog by my wonderful 91-year old Mum, a.k.a @Gills_Mum. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did… 🙂 It was on a Monday morning that the gasman came to call! Well … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Anne Cooper| warm, caring and trying to help…

On Monday, I captured the Twitter story about Anne Cooper’s quest to navigate the process to ‘befriend’ an isolated person, playing by the rules and processes of modern day society. It made me appreciate even more the wonderful work that … Continue reading

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The power of stories… and really listening…

Through the blog series, I get the chance to post some amazing stories – flagging up the realities (good and bad) of passionate people who are involved in the health and social care systems. I use the plural deliberately as … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alison Cameron | Patient leader & active citizen – Part 2

On Monday, I posted Part 1 of Alison Cameron’s astonishing story. It has been a ‘best seller’ …… I will post part 2 here, but then will re-visit shortly as these powerful blogposts have raised a LOT of issues about … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alison Cameron| Patient leader & active citizen. An inspiration… – Part 1

A short while ago I met an extraordinary person. Alison Cameron has had a big impact on my life and thinking. We are looking forward to running Whose Shoes? sessions together. This is indeed ‘Making It Real’. I met Alison online … Continue reading

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Leadership! Breaking down barriers. Engaging people. Building capacity.

There is a lot of talk about leadership. Leadership is important. Everyone should be able to work in a respectful, inclusive & safe environment. Those in senior positions should lead by example. — Kay Sheldon (@KayFSheldon) May 29, 2013 Leadership … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Suzy Webster | Expert by experience – Moving in with Mum – Part 1

Last year I posted a story by Suzy Webster. It was a very moving story about her  grandmother’s journey with dementia and the improvements in understanding and attitudes Suzy had witnessed over recent years.  Suzy’s own Mum had recently been diagnosed … Continue reading

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New tools to support your transformation journey! #MakingItReal

Part 2: The launch event The room was full of inspirational change leaders, defined not by their organisational positions but by their personal energy, innovative projects and passion for positive change. If you could bottle the passion in that room, … Continue reading

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