If you ask me…Anna C Young

Anna C Young is 27 and a wheelchair user. She uses mental health services

Who has influenced you the most?
The “professional” who said I should give up doing a degree.

Which professional has helped you most?
Philip Stokoe, a senior social worker at the Tavistock Clinic in London.

What would make your life better?
The right kind of conscientious and reliable support.

What three words best describe you?
Determined, reliable and caring.

What event most changed your life?
Buying my own property and preventing the possibility of homelessness – which scares me.

What would you ban?
Discrimination towards disabled people.

If you won the lottery how would you spend it?
On a trust to fund wheelchairs.

What is your greatest achievement?
Achieving my degree.

What makes you angry?
The betrayal of trust.

Who do you most admire?
Joni Eareckson Tada, an American who had a diving accident when she was 17. She has written many books and spoken in many countries.

What cause would you fight for?
Real job opportunities for the disabled.

How would you like to be remembered?
That I tried my best and that I made a difference.

What is the most important lesson you have learned?
To always be honest.

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