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

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...