Earlier this month I was delighted to represent The Neuromuscular Centre at the 'Great Get Together Think-In" at Storyhouse in Chester where we shared and pooled ideas for the forthcoming Great Get Together weekend to be held on Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June.
After a tour of the building we had an open brainstorming session, facilitated by representatives from Storyhouse and Bright life.
This event was held nationally for the first time last year in celebration of Jo Cox (the MP who was murdered) whose belief was that "We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us".
An exciting few months ahead to plan what should be a fantastic weekend.
Andrea (on behalf of The Neuromuscular Centre)
Om Monday 5th March I was delighted to speak at the opening day of The Diversity Festival at Chester University.
The session entitled "Walk in my shoes" where 5 of us explained how our medical condition / disability affected us, our limitations and how those around us can help make our lives easier on a day to day basis. We talked about having a hearing impairment, being deaf, surviving cancer and physical disabilities. Some of us have had our disability since birth whilst others had developed it later in life.
We demonstrated that despite our disabilities / medical conditions that with the right support, whether that be equipment or help from others, that there are no limits and you can achieve in all aspects of your life.
The audience from Chester University were inspired and appreciated the insight into our conditions and ideas for ways in which they could help others similarly affected.
Making life better for all.
Delighted to be part of the Diversity Festival.
It's been a long time since my last blog. I wanted to share with you some exciting news. I have teamed together with Ali and Jackie from SeeCommunications CIC to offer Equality, Disability Awareness training. During 2017 we were busy writing and putting together our training package.
Ali, Jackie and I each have personal and professional experience of disability and are passionate that everyone should be able to reach their full potential in life.
Our training covers physical disability / mental disability/ mental health awareness / autism / adapting to ageing population. We also cover the Equality Act 2010 and explain how organisations are required to make 'reasonable adjustments' under this law. Our training is interactive and fun. You will be inspired and motivated.
We delivered our first session in December in North Wales and have lots more planned for 2018!
Want to know more??? Please contact Andrea Duckworth - firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Duckworth is a motivational speaker & coach with over 20 years experience in the field of disability. Andrea is living with the progressive disease Pompe (Acid Maltase Deficiency) more