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More self-isolation?

24 March 2020

I have noticed a few social media posts from disabled people along the lines of ‘What are non-disabled people complaining about? Isolation is something I put up with all the time”.  There is little doubt that many of us become isolated as a result of our impairments, or more accurately, because of society’s inability or… Read more »

A little someones journey

23 December 2019

A little someone’s Journey….   Hello, we have a had a busy couple of weeks in the run-up to Christmas, we started off with a bit of a trip to Morrisons because it was quiet, we are such a new partnership I would not dream of taking a little someone to a busy environment.  … Read more »

A little someones Journey continues…

4 December 2019

Hello, we’re back having as much fun as ever, never been so muddy before from doggie paws or met a dog that loves jumping in puddles as much but it’s great fun and showers.   Since my last blog we are now a whole six weeks in we have been out with friends and for… Read more »

A little someones Journey

25 November 2019

A little someone’s Journey….. A little someone’s Journey in my last blog post, I told you a little bit about the OST training course and why I can’t name my dog yet, this is still the case for another month or two. We have now been home for nearly four weeks; this has flown by!… Read more »

A journey

15 November 2019

Hello, welcome to the Journey…….   What an exciting new journey I have been on…. a whole two weeks on an OST (onsite training course). You maybe wonder through the blog; the charity or dog’s name isn’t said this will be released after three months.   Getting my successor assistance dog who I cannot name… Read more »

Disabled time

13 May 2018

Time becomes faster when you can only go slow. I know this because I have experienced both: time goes slow (or a normal speed); and time goes fast. I have taken pride in how fast I can negotiate a busy high street, ‘it’s about maintaining momentum’ I would tell myself, weaving in and out of… Read more »

Reflections on work life as a disabled person

13 April 2018

Reflections on work life as a disabled person My name is Caroline MacDonald, and I’m a policy adviser for the Government based in Whitehall but from my accent you can probably tell I’m a Northern lass and I live in Durham. I’ve been asked today to talk a little bit about my personal reflections as… Read more »