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

A challenging week

8th November 2019
I have been fitting again quite frequently this week. I’m not overly concerned; the episodes have been caused by stress most likely. Recruiting Support Workers being the source of stress this week.
Recruiting Support Workers is a challenging experience because I’m a vulnerable adult and therefore letting someone into my life is certainly challenging. Working with me is anything but boring but if you were me would you find letting strangers into your personal life easy or challenging? visit our website for more

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Stamp Out Hate

28/10/19 I had a meeting with representatives from Leicestershire Police to discuss Hate Incidents and Hate Crimes I’ve been subjected to. The representatives were supportive. Speaking out was the right thing to do. Hate Crime and Hate Incidents are NEVER acceptable in ANY circumstances. If you see it, report it. If you hear it, report it. STAMP OUT HATE! for more information visit our website 

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Ward Walkabouts... Here to Serve

Good morning and welcome to another day on planet earth 🌍. I'm going on Ward Walkabouts and then onto Leicester Cathedral this morning. If you see me out and about please do say hello. For more Visit the website

Saturday, 26 October 2019


Currently recruiting for part-time staff. Working eight hours per week the successful candidate will work four evenings per week Monday to Thursday with a start  time of 16.30. For further information visit our website

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Supporting Senior Citizens with Housing Problems

Today my colleague Claire and I have been out supporting R with her housing problems in LE3 . If you would like my support with any housing related matters please make contact with myself or a member of my support team. visit our website for more

Monday, 14 October 2019

Welcome to the newly branded Di Palma UK LTD Website-

Good evening all or Good Morning depending on where you are viewing from. David here (Lydia is typing) Lydia is the new Business and Creative Assistant that came on board a few weeks ago, Lydia and I have recently developed a brand new and exciting website over at This website is separate to DIPALMAUK Ltd will be used to offer bespoke consultancy services, so if this is something you are interested in, pop on over to the site. My services include ...
- Advisory services 
- Complaints management 
- Reporting, Diversity, Equality, Inclusivity & Disability Awareness 
- and much much more.

Please pop over to the website and view all the new content the team and I have been working on and feel free to drop myself an email to discuss any of your requirements or to give your views for the website. 

Bye for now-

Lydia on behalf of David.

Shop David’s Best Selling book at- 

Mental Health Awareness

Speaking about mental wellbeing is so very important. This is the twenty-first century and as a society we certainly should be talking about mental wellbeing. For too long Mental Wellbeing has  been a subject everyone avoids speaking about but yet we all have mental health in the same way everyone has physical health. Visit our website to discover more about #mental health awareness week 

Ward Walkabouts 16/7/19

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Transfer of Library to Braunstone Town Council

I'm really looking forward to meeting parishioners at the forthcoming event to mark the handover of the Braunstone Town Library from Leicestershire County Council to Braunstone Town Council. Representatives from many organisations and community groups have been involved in the process. check out my website for more

Deal or No Deal? That is the question.

So the deadline for #Brexit is fast approaching no one is really any closer to knowing what the implications on businesses are going to be but these are unprecedented times. I've been to some information events to pick up some information which one hopes will be beneficial. Watch this space for details 

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Welcome Aboard. This is my first blog

Hello. The date is 12/10/19 and the time is 23:05. My name is David Di Palma. I’m a Survivor. This is my first blog , I’ve written blogs before but they appear to have vanished. I’m a brain injury survivor, epilepsy and abuse survivor. I run two businesses. An Independent Consultancy Business and a Publishing Business. I blog about survival. visit my consultancy website and my publishing website to discover more about me. Welcome aboard my journey, I’m pleased to have you here.

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 Eas...