Enjoying a Model Conversation

Enjoying a Model Conversation

11th July, 2016

Our regular client blogger, Wendy, has paid a visit to The Junction in Cambridge yet again. For a change it wasn't to see one of her  favourite bands. Here Wendy tells us what she has been up to...

"Last week was very exciting as I had been invited to the premier of  a Model Conversation which is a documentary about disability that I had been looking forward to for a long time - we were being listened to! The film was shown at The Junction in Cambridge and had been made by the Cambridgeshire Alliance for Independent Living in conjunction with my fellow 'disabled' people.

It was daunting at first when I 'walked' into the room. There were so many people there I was so nervous. I had to go out and acclimatise myself as i was so hot. Outside I was hotter but I managed to cool myself down with a little help from a very nice lady whose name I cannot remember, but she knows who she is. All I can say is THANK YOU!

With me at last ready to face the world I went back inside and started talking to lots of people about the forthcoming film showing. I even grabbed myself some lunch which had been provided by Turtle Dove of Cambridge.

There was a buzz in the auditorium as we settled down to watch the film. I felt very emotional at one point. I found myself agreeing with the stars of the film about how society treated them. I feel very much the same way.

The documentary has been made for educational use which is a very good idea. Future generations will be able to understand us better.

If you would like to know more about the Cambridgeshire Alliance here is a link to their website here.

I think everyone should see this documentary to help everyone understand people with disabilities better."

Wendy also wanted to add an extra note regarding the leaving of one of our staff members:

"It is with sadness that we say goodbye to our fundraiser Lou. She has been with us for quite a while and it is sad to see her go . But do keep in touch Lou, we wish you every success in the future - THANK  YOU!"

The Hospital Brain Injury Co-ordinator became someone who absolutely understood how I felt, I didn’t need to explain. I could talk about my fears and worries. She was such a great support through the difficult days, but could also celebrate the small step successes, which was important to me.