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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, July 25, 2012

Living with the fear factor - Disability Now article

Hot off the press is my article about the fears disabled parents and parents of disabled children have about 'welfare reform' [see below for link].  

There's a photo of David Cameron being passed around on Facebook at the moment, the headline is:  'Don't Panic' then under the photo of him it says 'If we haven't fu*ked you over yet... you are all on my list'.  

Unfortunately disabled people seem to be very high up on that list.  As one contributor to the article said to me '"it's a very bad time to be disabled right now" and once these welfare reforms AKA benefit cuts properly kick in it's looking likely that things will get a whole lot worse.

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