I spent an hour and a half, advising an old 'friend' about SDS, and my Individual Budget. He knew me, when I went about on a mobility scooter, and really scrimped having to pay for disability services out of my House hold Income. He finds the transition in my personality, truelly amazing but recognises, that it's a mixture of things that have done it.
I zoomed down to my Mums in the torrential rain, I do love cycling in the rain. I say to myself, all the time 'You nust really love cycling, to be out in this' But thing is I really do!!!
Called in to see my Mum, who was delighted, because it was a total suprize. I made all the Carers laugh, with stories of how Mum, used to boss the huge 'scarey' men about on the psychiatric ward, we used to work on.
I met David Qualter, who asked me lots of stuff around SDS Budgets, and the innovation fund. He's a keen cyclist so I let him have a wizz round the park on Ziggy.
Thing is if I'm advising the folk who deliver, the welfare support that I do need? Well it just doesn't follow? I'm telling them how to make a successfull bid, and all that?????? I'm not sure about lots of things I got all excited about, and said yes.
I did advise both guys to go on a training course, I've helped plan, and will be co delivering, in January.