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Newsletter May 2020

4 May 2020

Welcome to our second Difference newsletter. I hope you are well and managing to find ways to cope with the challenges of the current crisis. In this update we can tell you about some of the ways we’re trying to support disabled people regionally and nationally.


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 »

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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 »