Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Councillor David Di Palma - Braunstone Town and Leicester Forest East (1)

This afternoon Claire and I visited Holly the Clerk to Leicester Forest East Parish Council. We discussed the forthcoming meeting of full council, which is due to take place on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, if you would like me to raise any issues on your behalf please make contact with me by leaving a message on this thread or by telephone.

This afternoon I received the minutes for the last meeting of the full council and associated papers and therefore my team and I will spend time studying the content before attending the above meeting.

In respect of Braunstone Town  - Claire and I continue to be in full dialogue with multiple agencies and community stakeholders in respect of the on-going concerns regarding anti-social behaviour  within the town.

Dipak on behalf of David

Surviving one day at a time (1)

Today I'm feeling exhausted as I continue to experience vivid flashbacks to the traumatic past in respect of historic serious abuse of which I am a survivor.  Lack of sleep has a somewhat negative impact upon my overall health circumstances.

Consequentially, I'm having difficulties with speech, memory, emotions and co-ordinations.  I continue to work on my forthcoming book which makes the vivid flashbacks more prominent.  Despite this, I remain focused on completing the task with the support of my team.

Dipak on behalf of David

Monday, 20 January 2020

Kick starting 2020

Hello there, how are you?

It's been a busy few weeks since Christmas.  I have considered what I have achieved last year and what my aims and objectives are for this year.

So, last year was a busy year writing my forthcoming book, which is due to be published by the end of the first quarter of 2020.  We, my team and I, also spent a lot of time attending business development workshops to ensure that we are in the best possible position to support and develop  our communities. This good work will be further continued throughout 2020. Our first main objective will commence on the 4th February 2020, when we start working with De Montfort University on the 'Leading to Grow' programme. 

In 2020, we will also continue with the development of our organisation Di Palma UK Ltd, our independent consultancy business.

Friday, 29 November 2019

Councillor David Di Palma at the Christmas Light Switch On

28/11/19 I joined my Support Worker, Councillor Colleagues, the Parish Clerk and residents at St. Andrew’s Church Leicester Forest East for the annual Christmas Light Switch On. The event was very well attended, very well organised and an enjoyable experience. For more blogs visit our website

Councillor David Di Palma... Reporting In (1)

It’s Friday 29/11/19 and the time is 1800. Support Worker Claire and I have had a busy day. This morning we had a meeting with a representative from the local social housing provider to discuss issues including refuse collection (domestic and industrial), the Sheltered Housing Scheme Christmas Party and Parking Concerns. We then had a meeting with a local representative to discuss subjects involving the wider community and I was very pleased to receive some suggestions for involvement in other projects. The remainder of the afternoon was spent on administrative tasks. As a  consequence of a busy day and acquired brain injury disability I’ve now got a migraine, I’m unsteady on my feet and my speech is slurred. But the most important thing is that I’m serving the communities I’ve been elected to serve. My name is David Di Palma, I’m a Brain Injury Survivor, I’m a Councillor and Proud. For more blogs visit our website

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

A Success - David Supported a Vulnerable Resident

Hello, David here.
With Social Housing being my specialist subject I was called upon to support a vulnerable resident with his housing and rent problem today.  Supported by Support Workers Claire and Geeta, the problem required a multi-agency approach to finding a solution and for my support team to be at the top of their game. The problem has taken our team most of the working day to process. As a consequence of my acquired brain injury disability, processing  a basic task without support is very difficult for me let alone a complex problem so one is very grateful for one’s support team. I’m proud to have been able to serve the resident today and whilst I’m now feeling fatigued and disorientated, I’m determined to continue to be a success.
I’m a Brain Injury Survivor, If I can do it anyone can do it!
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Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Surviving one day at a time - Part One

Surviving one day at a time - Part One

Hello everyone this is Geeta I am one of David's Support Workers and I am typing on behalf of David . This is a very busy time of the year for us as we are working on an exciting project that we hope to publish worldwide in the first quarter of 2020.

In between then we are trying to keep physically and mentally fit by actively engaging in various activities such as today we took our support dogs for a walk and attended the gym with Support Worker Claire.

Going to the gym is a major challenge for David because he has issues managing balance and coordination difficulties which results in falls, trips and injuries. These issues are ongoing challenges for David which originated from Davids' brain injury.  David's Support Workers are crucial for his well-being and health and safety.

Please  make sure you visit our page on a daily basis for our daily blogs. We aim to help others through David's journey and we hope that you will find our blogs insightfulvisit our website to discover more

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Leicester Business Festival 2019 - A Guide to Financial Planning

4th November 2019
A guide to financial planning –
Today my colleague Claire and I attended a seminar as part of Leicester Business Festival 2019. The seminar entitled ‘A Guide to Financial Planning at Newby & Castleman (Chartered Accountants) was about pensions and other taxation subjects, the seminar was very good.

Think Beyond Now; Resilient Leadership for Micro & Small Businesses. (De Montfort University – Leicester Castle Business School) Leicester Business Festival 2019

1st November 2019  -Think Beyond Now; Resilient Leadership for Micro & Small Businesses. (De Montfort University – Leicester Castle Business School) 
My colleague Claire and I attended a seminar at De Montfort University. The event part of the Leicester Business Festival. Delegates were updated on the latest research and approaches for improving; resilience, productivity and competitiveness. I learned a lot and it was a good networking opportunity with students and experts. for more visit our website

Councillor David Di Palma - Braunstone Town and Leicester Forest East (1)

This afternoon Claire and I visited Holly the Clerk to Leicester Forest East Parish Council. We discussed the forthcoming meeting of full c...