Since leaving University in 1996, I have worked one way or another for myself as someone who is self employed or as the owner of my own company.
I have always seen full employment as a normal part of my life and a central outcome for my life and my personal support.
Since 2008, I have remained self employed, working for many organisations.
My work is always changing and I remain flexible to whatever opportunities come my way.
Throughout my life, I have worked with over 150 organisations in all sectors, including a huge variety of local, national and international organisations, such as Community Care magazine, Scope, Skills for Care, Warwick University, Care Quality Commission, Department of Work and Pensions, Channel 4, BBC, NHS England, Barclays Bank, Council of Europe and eBay.
I am founder and owner of Wheelies, the world's first disability themed nightclub based in Secondlife created in 2006.
I also write a personal and honest opinion blog available at www.dysability.blog which has an archive of over 800 articles going back to 2010.
I have written a number of discussion papers and reports, as well as a range of light-hearted publications, which explore various aspects of dsability related social policy, and can be seen on my website.
The nature of my work does not always make me popular but I feel my work always helps organisations and individuals, often in ways that are not obvious.