If you ask me…

    Who has had the biggest influence on you?
    My mother and the Lord.

    Which health or social care professional has been most use
    to you?
    Peter Ferns, an independent trainer and researcher, and
    Professor Sheila Hollins at St George’s Hospital in Tooting,
    London.

    If you ran care services in your area what would you do
    differently?
    I would involve people with learning difficulties, their
    carers and their support staff in the beginning of the planning of
    services.

    Name one thing that would make your life better?
    For people not to discriminate against me.

    What three words best describe you?
    Punctual, loyal, calm.

    What makes you happy?
    When I see people treating other people good.

    What event most changed your life?
    When I got my first job at Lambeth Accord, a local group for people
    with learning difficulties. I didn’t know I could get a job.

    Has any government policy ever benefited you
    personally?


    Yes, the disabled person’s tax credit.

    When were you last angry?
    At church when a woman was rude to me.

    When did you last cry?
    In January when my mother had stuff stolen from her.

    Who do you most admire?
    My support worker, Linetta Farquarson, Sheila Hollins and Peter
    Ferns.

    How would you like to be remembered?
    As normal Jackie.

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