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Expert by Experience

Expert by Experience

I have never liked the term ‘Service User’. Would I rather be called a ‘Client’ or a ‘Patient’? No I don’t like them either. I think the term ‘Co Worker’ is okay but not perfect. I do like the idea of Expert by Experience. It is a positive description. In the video just below I […]

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Feeling of being flattened by a steamroller

Feeling of being flattened by a steamroller

Do you remember a blog I wrote a month ago? The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) summoned me to an interview. I arrived at the appointed hour and came out 30 minutes later feeling as if I had been mauled by an angry lion or flattened by a steam roller. This will definitely not rank […]

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Department for Work and Pensions invite me to a meeting

Department for Work and Pensions invite me to a meeting

The postman delivered a buff brown envelope on the 7th Feb. The Wife gave it to me. The return address was DWP, PO Box 585, Belfast. Straightaway I said, “Oh this is something about my disability allowance”. She made me open it. It was dated 1st February 2017. The basic gist of it was as follows. […]

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Sunday 16th June 2016

Sunday 16th June 2016

The weeks just roll on one after the other and they seem to pass in the blink of an eye. Almost the longest day of the year and it seems to have crept up unannounced. It’s not just one week morphing into the next it’s one month morphing into the next. The time only passes […]

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