Category Archives: Care

The Marketisation of #SEN

SENDirect is a project being developed by the SEND Consortium which is made up of several national charities: Ambitious about Autism, Contact a Family, Dyslexia-Action, Mencap, Scope, ICAN, KIDS and the National Autistic Society. SENDirect will be a National Online Brokerage Service … Continue reading

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Stay at home motherhood is NOT a lifestyle choice for some

I know the childcare scheme has been discussed a lot recently but I am so fed up with the misrepresentation of stay at home parents that I thought I’d document my views here.  As you probably know it is proposed that families with working … Continue reading

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Flying Under The Radar

This is parenting at the extreme believe me but needs must.  As tired as I am I can’t give up.  I have no choice but to continue to help my children get their health back and to reintegrate them back into … Continue reading

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Looking back, moving on

Looking back at 2012, it has been one of the toughest years we’ve had as a family. With two children out of school it has been a stressful time caring for them as well as dealing with the SEN system and the … Continue reading

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Being a parent-carer and why I think more recognition is needed

As a parent I sometimes find it difficult admitting that I am also a carer.  It feels an uncomfortable fit mainly because I don’t feel I meet the stereotypical image of someone who looks after a spouse or elderly parent.  To refer … Continue reading

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The trouble with caring

Well I didn’t make it to the Bibs finals.  It’s sad in a way, I was hoping that I would get through but clearly there are better blogs than mine who are more deserved of this award (and congratulations to … Continue reading

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