Consulting & Advisory Service
Society needs to work harder to support the needs of disabled people, and in doing so, it will reap rewards. I support workplaces and individuals to enable every body to access the work and life they want.
CASE STUDY - Independent Disability Advisor at Transport for London:
Supporting the organisation in their efforts to improve the accessibility and inclusivity of London's transport network.
* Providing strategic and practical advice
* Evaluating and influencing TfL's strategies, policies, services and projects
* Highlighting where change is needed, and ensuring that TfL continue to consider accessibility and inclusivity in their work.
STUDYING - MA Disability Studies at the University of Leeds:
Assessing disability as an equal opportunities issue by focusing on contemporary organisations and institutionalised practice. Applying the social model of disability, which recognises disability as a form of institutional discrimination and social exclusion, rather than a product of physical difference between individuals.
Includes analysis of social policy for disabled people in education, benefits, housing, transport, employment, health and social support services, as well as recent developments in social research on disability.
Following a diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy in my late twenties, I defied expectations by travelling to India and beyond with just my walking stick for company, seizing the opportunity to travel independently while strong enough.
My mobility has been significantly reduced, and I rely on a walking stick and orthotics on a daily basis. In time, I will need a wheelchair and significant support. While my marketing career taught me to consider the needs of all audiences, my personal experience has starkly highlighted the issues disabled people face in all areas of society, every day.