If you ask me…

Who has had the biggest influence on you?

My parents, children, wife, Elvis Presley, James Dean and Basil

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

The paediatricians at our local children’s hospital.

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

Ensure a true partnership between social services, health and

What event most changed your life?

The diagnosis confirming Olly is autistic.

Has any government policy ever benefited you

Carers allowance.

How are you going to vote in the next general

Probably Labour, though I am still angry Blair took us into

If you could ban one thing what would it be?

The monarchy.

What is your greatest achievement?

Surviving the trials and tribulations of having a child with a
disability, and being able to love all my family.

What makes you happy?

Being at peace with the world, with friends and family around me.

Who would you like to swap places with?

Nobody – I prefer to be me.

How would you like to be remembered?

As somebody who loved and was loved.

What is the most important lesson you have

There are many kind, caring people in the world. There are also
some real bastards, but the good outnumber the bad.

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