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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