A little band of members who don’t have family commitments will be chatting to other members on their own on Christmas day, so they can feel loved and less lonely. We hope it works!
Changing places is an initiative to ‘encourage’ public venues to provide accessible toilets and spaces that cater for all the differing needs of ppl with disabilities. Currently, by law, a disabled toilet is provided but these are are often unusable by a large number of people. For example: those who need hoisting, changing or even just a bit more room around the toilet for their wheelchair. Also I find it well annoying when the bars are in the wrong place or the toilet flush is on the wrong side of the toilet and I can’t reach it! Changing places is an important initiative because it aims to change this and improve current facilities which will enable people with disabilities to go out without worries about continence issues. I’ve used some of their toilet facilities and they are fantastic some of them even include showers!
This online chronic illness & disability lifestyle blog published praises for the Outsiders club and this gained lots of ‘likes’. We appreciate others spreading the word.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th November in London and speakers include Angela Loughran from Leonard Cheshire Disability, spinal injured sex therapist Michelle Donald, Swedish researcher, Julia Bahner, sex worker, Matt Valentine-Chase and Teacher Helen Dunman.
Gone are the days of mostly men at our lunches – the women are keen to come along and socialize now and enjoy the afternoon. This lunch on 11th will be really great.
Trustees Dr Tuppy Owens and Professor Claire de Than spoke at the Brain Injury Group event in London and they seemed to think our work is great. Most of the attendees we lawyers.
We are delighted that we now have a brilliant team of Trustees, lead by Professor Clare de Than who are definitely making Outsiders better known and successful.
We will be celebrating the 60th birthday of artist Eric Phipps who has been a member for over 30 years and is the only member to send us an annual donation. Members love both Eric’s art and his personality which is always positive and lively.
Outsiders attracts a large number of members with MS and some complain that they don’t get any support. So we decided they would enjoy supporting each other! Luckily our online Clubhouse has the facilities for this to happen and we look forward to seeing how members gain sexual confidence and feel much happier.