If you ask me…Carl Mayers

Carl Mayers has learning difficulties and has lived on the streets. He uses the KeyRing Living Support Networks in Wrexham

Who has influenced you the most?
KeyRing manager Gaenor Wright and worker Paula Broddle. They have helped me achieve so much.

How would you run care services in your area differently?
Train them to understand it is my life, my risk, my mistakes – not theirs.

What one thing would make your life better?
A nice girl to have a relationship with.

What event most changed your life?
Joining KeyRing.

If you won the lottery how would you spend it?
Parties for all my friends and a Vauxhall Vectra or Mini Cooper S car.

What is your greatest achievement?
Being a speaker at conferences and social services meetings.

When did you have the most fun?
Go-karting with my friends. I won a bottle of champagne!

What makes you angry?
People trying to control my life.

Who do you most admire?
Other KeyRing members who have the confidence to get their own place against all the odds.

What cause would you fight for?
Rights for the disabled and to stop killing whales and dolphins

How would you like to be remembered?
As I am, a good friend, a good listener and helpful.

What is the most important lesson you have learned?
Stand on your own two feet.

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