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As well as being a freelance writer I am also a qualified counsellor and I work for a low cost counselling service in Exeter and for the NHS Gender Clinic also in Exeter.

Simultaneously, I work as a Disability Member of the First Tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber sitting on disability benefit tribunals on an ad hoc basis.

As a writer I specialise in writing about disability and health.

My articles have been published in the Guardian, Times, OUCH! [BBC disability website], Disability Now, Broadcast, Lifestyle [Motability magazine], The Practising Midwife, 'Junior, Pregnancy & Baby', Writers' News, Able, Getting There [Transport for London magazine], Junior, Community Care, DPPi [Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International]. I have also had articles commissioned by Daily Mail.

For more information about me and for examples of my writing please see below.

If you would like me to write an article for your publication, about any aspect of disability, please do get in touch:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New 'Rough Guide to Accessible Britain' available now

After reviewing the first edition of the 'Rough Guide to Accessible Britain' for OUCH last year, see: I was asked to write a couple of reviews for the second edition.

So 'en famille' we checked out the Abbotsbury Swannery and Sherborne Castles, both in Dorset. The Castles are more of a 'grown up attraction' but the boys thoroughly enjoyed the very accessible swannery - seeing the multitude of birds at close range, wandering along very flat paths and swinging on the rope by the 'bouncing bomb'...

The guide is even bigger and better than last year and is available from - it's free to blue badge holders. If you do get a copy check out the rather dinky photo of Archie and me on page 97!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I seem to remember there being a very similar venture to this based in Bristol, must be well over 20 years ago now called Community Access Project; which was led by a brilliant, charismatic and handsome young man called Mike Hayes. I wonder what happened to them ?