Charities and Support Archive

Failings and dwellings

I’ve had too much time to think and dwell on things today. Working from home means that: a) I concoct some fantastic plans in my head that are highly unachievable but limitlessly dream-like. b) I …

Rollercoaster

Not the fun, theme park style rollercoasters, I meant the type that seems to control my emotions, the type that floods my heart with love for Jude because he has been an absolute joy for …

Yoga

I had one of those weird scenarios a couple of days ago where you read an article on a regularly frequented website  and you realise that you have been investigating exactly the same thing they …

Riding for the Disabled

I remember taking Jude to some wonderful horse riding lessons when he was about 5. He had sessions with the lovely people from Riding for the Disabled, a charity that mostly uses volunteers, offering disabled children the opportunity …

What to do first…

A short video with a few notes of advice for anyone finding themselves in a situation where they are struggling to work out what to do in regard to social care for their disabled child. …

If I find this confusing…

I had a very interesting conversation yesterday afternoon with a lady from the council. She works within the Educational Psychology team but was given my message because no-one in the Social Care department was available, …

I win! I win!

Today I won £500! Ok, not really. I’ve never won anything monetary in my life. BUT remember a while ago I applied for a Family Fund grant to buy Jude a load of exciting stuff to …

Sibs

Nothing massively interesting to talk about today but I’m feeling quite productive because today I contacted the Sibs charity to find support for Elsa, emailed Jude’s school offering my help in anyway that may be …

Golf date

So hilariously, Jude went off to play mini golf last night with Jade and one other boy who was a few years older and he had a great time! I wish I was a fly …

Tuesday with Jade

So Jude went out with Jade after school on Tuesday. She picked him up and gave him a choice of going to Peartree (Jubilee House) and just chilling, playing games, etc. or going bowling. He …