If you ask me…

    Doreen Scott is a wheelchair user and a councillor for
    the London Borough of Islington.

    Who has had the biggest influence on you?
    My carers.

    Which health or social care professional has been most use
    to you?

    Social services and the patient transport to the hospital.

    If you ran care services in your area what would you do

    Giving people more choice.

    Name one thing that would make your life

    A decent wheelchair.

    What three words best describe you?
    Challenging, argumentative, sociable.

    What event most changed your life?
    When I had my care at home under care in the community. It was like
    being released.

    Has any government policy ever benefited you

    The Independent Living Fund.

    If you won the lottery how would you spend

    I’d give most of it to charity for people who need care and their

    What is your greatest achievement?
    Being the mayor of Islington in the year of the disabled in

    When were you last angry?
    When my hospital appointment was cancelled after waiting weeks for

    Who do you most admire?
    Anybody with a disability who has to fight all the systems.

    How would you like to be remembered?
    As fighting for my rights.

    What is the most important lesson you have

    Never give up.

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