Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
We just had our shopping deliverd to us for the first time. I really didn't think I could get so excited over something so mundane. My wife wouldn't let me have my photo taken next to the van. Can't think why...
I heard this poem read on BBC Radio 5 yesterday morning. It was read by a widower who had lost his wife a few years ago and it describes the loneliness he feels. It's perhaps one of the most moving things I've ever read and many who heard it yesterday found themselves in tears, sat in their cars or at their desks at work.
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
I was saddened earlier this week to receive a letter informing me that our local NHS Trust is to withdraw support for our Spalding based mental health peer support group, Blue Skies. The group was set up three years ago to provide a safety net for those who either cannot get timely treatment for their condition or have been 'dropped' and left to fend for themselves by the Trust. At its peak, the group provided support three days a week to 50 members and offered a range of activities at its Spalding base. As a result of the Trust's decision, Blue Skies now faces closure unless it is able to find a way of funding the public liability insurance needed to cover its meetings. How can a group that so clearly does so much good for service users be closed down in the full knowledge that they have nowhere else to turn...?