Showing posts with label Leicester Forest East Parish Council. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leicester Forest East Parish Council. Show all posts

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Long time no hear

It has been a long time since we last posted but it has been a very busy few months in respect of supporting the communities of Braunstone Town and Leicester Forest East.  The meetings of the respective Councils continue to be held via Zoom which is a format that I personally quite like.  We have been busy recruiting another team member and I am pleased to say that Jude has joined our unique team.  We are actively looking to recruit an additional team member to work evenings, so if you are looking to join a diverse and friendly team based on the Branstone Town/Leicester Forest East border please drop us a line.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes
Jude on behalf of David

Expressing the personal views of David Di Palma unless stated otherwise.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Coronavirus lockdown update

Coronavirus lockdown update

Since the lockdown was put into place by the government on 23rd of March David has found adjusting to life very difficult just like the rest of the society have.
From the mental health perspective, it has been extremely challenging because he is unable to go to the gym which was a valuable source of mental and physical wellbeing as well as an opportunity to socialise.
Being told you are only allowed to go out once a day was also challenging for David experiencing brain injury consequences and short memory problems.
The positives under lockdown are definitely financial as David has not got as much opportunity to spend his money. He likes to go out to the shops rather than shopping online which leaves him with a few more pounds in his pocket.
Another positive aspect of lockdown is embracing new technologies, trying out new software to organise video conferences. Yesterday for example David tried Microsoft Team for the first time to have an informal meeting with Leicester Forest East Parish Councillors.
The online meeting was successful despite the fact that Luke, the French Bulldog, kept snoring in the background the whole event. Sophie, the Jack Russel Terrier, did not find it fascinating either and fell asleep on David’s lap. As a lady she minded her manners and did not make any sounds.

Monika on behalf of David
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Friday, 13 March 2020

Blink and You’ll Miss It – 13/3/2020


Blink and You’ll Miss It – 13/3/2020

It’s Friday 13th March 2020.

I’m a Survivor of Physical, Mental and Sexual Abuse. I didn’t sleep very well last night due to vivid flashbacks to the abusive past. I slept with the night light on and the bedroom door open in a bid to help me sleep. I experienced a seizure in the course of the night and daybreak arrived. I love the sound of the birds singing first thing in the morning. The birds singing to welcome in a new start to the day.

I sustained a fall in the bathroom before Support Worker Claire arrived and I had difficulty dressing myself (some of the many daily challenges I experience living with a brain injury disability). Support Worker Claire and I did some admin and did some preparation work for payroll next week. There’s more to do this time of year due to the fast-approaching financial year end.

Claire and I attended the gym although I had a lot of difficulty with my balance and coordination. Claire keeps me in line, telling me off when I do too much and ensures that I remain safe. I’m happy that Claire keeps me in line. Claire is brilliant in respect of motivation and keeping me as safe as possible. The staff at the Braunstone Leisure Centre (Leicester) are aware of my health situation and are supportive. They have had to search the building for me on a previous occasion when I became very unwell and went missing. Thankfully I wear a GPS Tracker around my neck, through which the Police are able to track me and assist me when the need arises.

After Claire left for the day, I had another seizure and I spent time studying the papers for the forthcoming meeting of Full Council at Braunstone Town  Council & Leicester Forest East Parish Council of which I am an elected member (he says with an enormous amount of pride.)

The week has passed by so quickly – blink and you miss it.

 Expressing the personal views of David Di Palma unless stated otherwise.

Long time no hear

It has been a long time since we last posted but it has been a very busy few months in respect of supporting the communities of Braunstone T...