Disability Care Plan

Disability Care Plan

Introduction to a disability care plan I have a disability, and on a daily basis obtain help from carers. The following provides a glimpse into my disability care plan, which attempts to clearly explain the tasks required. Hoping that you can get ideas for your disability care plan. Intro Became disabled in an accident on 11th September 2009. Complete T4 spinal injury, no sensation below the nipple line. I try to be active with the gym, swimming and riding bike….

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Jasmine and Bailey’s Wedding

Jasmine and Bailey’s Wedding

The engagement Bailey asked for permission to marry Jasmine. There was no hesitation as I replied with a ‘Yes’, and I offered my home for an engagement party. The engaged couple organised the whole party, and their timing was perfect. We welcomed over a hundred guests, a few weeks before the COVID-19 restrictions commenced in March. Planning a wedding during the Coronavirus Planning a wedding during 2020 must have required prayer, hope and good luck. Leading up to the mid-October…

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Driving after my bins are emptied

Driving after my bins are emptied

Introduction This blog follows on from a previous blog about accessibility and my driveway. I hope this is the last time I need to blog about my difficulties in driving my van and having my bins emptied. The photos in this blog occurred after my three bins were emptied by Eastwaste . I pay Prospect Council via my rates, for waste removal. As I enjoy my independence and believe in doing my share of the chores, I put my bins…

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My painful and shitty weekend

My painful and shitty weekend

I had a painful and shitty weekend And I am sharing it with you. Why? Before I acquired a spinal cord injury in 2009, I thought people in wheelchairs in general, had only one problem. They couldn’t walk. I knew little and quickly learned there are multiple issues. I want to share a few of the issues that occurred to be on the weekend. The goal is to increase understanding of people who don’t know what it is like living…

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Published my first book ‘The Eighteen Point Five’

Published my first book ‘The Eighteen Point Five’

The Eighteen Point Five starts. As I was thinking (and multitasking) on my toilet, I pondered the thought. ‘Why do only famous people get their memoir published?’ I read twenty-five memoirs about people living with a disability and found many to be boring. I wanted to publish a compilation of memoirs of 25 people who had interesting stories. The project I gathered a team of over 40 people from South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia, as well as international…

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In remembrance of Joyce Dorothy Duthie

In remembrance of Joyce Dorothy Duthie

In remembrance of Joyce Dorothy Duthie My mother, Joyce Dorothy Duthie, sadly passed away on Monday 4th of May 2020 at age 96. This blog shares memories of her life, taken from the funeral held on Wednesday 13th May 2020. This blog shares the memorial card Photos and video of Joyce welcome – Doug Oakley the life of Joyce Doroth Duthie – Doug Oakley eulogy for the Mc Ainsh family – John Duthie eulogy for Mum – John Duthie song by Jasmine…

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Prospect Council Accessibility

Prospect Council Accessibility

Introduction to Prospect Council Accessibility Prospect Council accessibility is essential to my life. I moved into the Prospect Council area during October 2019. It is a custom-built home that has a focus on safety – I acquired an SCI – Spinal Cord Injury in 2009 because an organisation didn’t value my safety. I avoid dangerous situations at home and in the community. accessibility – My manual and powered wheelchairs, and shower chair need to move around, and I need to…

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Life Church Ingle Farm – An Inaccessible church if you use a wheelchair

Life Church Ingle Farm – An Inaccessible church if you use a wheelchair

Man Up 2016 – promising to help men The event ‘Man Up 2016’ at Life Church, Ingle Farm, promised to help men learn how to be a Christian man in today’s world. After parking my van, I jumped into my wheelchair and couldn’t find a suitable entrance. A church member opened a set of blinds, and I rolled up a ramp. ‘Does anyone in a wheelchair worship here?’ I asked, already knowing the answer. Locating an accessible toilet shouldn’t be…

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Australia Post accessibility

Australia Post accessibility

Australia Post Accessibility – an introduction I use a wheelchair for mobility purposes and this blog is about Australia Post accessibility. I rent a post office box at Prospect East. The post office is in the North Park shopping centre and surrounded by shops. It takes me only four minutes to get there in my powered chair. Australia Postboxes at Prospect The PO Box area wasn’t designed for people in wheelchairs the door is heavy the door is at an…

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Scentre Group accessibility in a wheelchair – my audit

Scentre Group accessibility in a wheelchair – my audit

Scentre Group accessibility – introduction to the audit This blog concerns Scentre Group accessibility, and in particular, the Westfield Tea Tree Plaza store. Please see my previous post about accessibility at the centre. The Scentre Group asked me to conduct an audit, and I’ve shared my results with them some time ago. Now I share the accessibility issues affecting people in wheelchairs. The Car Parking The Australian standard for accessible parking can be read here. Many PWD require a space…

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