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We love to explore and debate stuff that affects disabled people.

    49: The Phil & Simon Show Special - What's in it for me?

    49: The Phil & Simon Show Special - What's in it for me?

    Why would anyone voluntarily say they have a disability, impairment or long term health condition? Might a reason be when there’s a global pandemic and you feel you’re susceptible? Or bluntly, if you need your supermarket shopping delivered?
    Trainer, consultant and former lawyer Joanna Wootten asks if more older people are coming out of the ‘disability closet’ acknowledging they have a condition. When the Basic needs in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html) like food, warmth, a roof become important, this changes things. If you’re a medical professional who has until now had an underlying (but irrelevant) condition, what’s it like to now tell your colleagues? 
    Looking to the future, what happens when the pandemic passes though? Will the same people slip back in to the closet and close the door? Might they have to if things turn dark and society views them as a burden or restriction? 
    More brightly, might we now all find community with others and reject stereotyping? Could older people and disabled people unite and get society to change? Can the stigma of using a walking stick, a hearing aid, a mobility scooter or alarm pendant finally be overcome?
    In this one-off special, Joanna speaks with Phil and Simon about these issues. Phil and Simon then continue to mull over the question, recognising the societal and self-imposed barriers they had to overcome to try and reach a better acceptance of themselves. This second part is also a YouTube video on our channel. 
    Transcript (https://www.dropbox.com/s/zf1fprcnxq7wnqa/Transcript%20Phil%20%26%20Simon%20Show%20Special-%20What%E2%80%99s%20in%20it%20for%20me%3F.pdf?dl=0)
    Links
    Video of Phil and Simon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQD4xYl3W30&t=105s) discuss acknowledging their impairment, and saying they are disabled. 
    Joanna Wootten   https://www.joannawootten.co.uk    @JoannaSolutions

    • 36 min
    48: The Phil & Simon Show No 48 Space Travel

    48: The Phil & Simon Show No 48 Space Travel

    Jess Thom aka TourettesHero is a sharp cookie. Biscuit. She sees an opportunity to remove barriers for all people when we come out of lockdown. Carrie-Ann Lightley, a travel blogger and access consultant, has found a route through, navigating her lockdown, including listening to podcasts. Geoff returns with news, how to get ahead in food shopping queues if you have a disability and 25 ways to make yourself feel happier.

    • 53 min
    47: The Phil & Simon Show No 47 The Garden is coming up, Rosie

    47: The Phil & Simon Show No 47 The Garden is coming up, Rosie

    Eclectic and top of their game. That is how you sum up this show’s guests. Comedian Rosie Jones is as funny and fun with us as she is on Channel 4s, Got Your Back. She’s moved back to her parents and gives us the lowdown. John Wallace has been a professional gardener for two decades and his thoughts just glide effortlessly in to sage advice. Alert to the news, Geoff Adams-Spink tells us about a form disabled people might need to fill in, to tell others they wish to live!

    • 44 min
    46: The Phil & Simon Show No 46 Huemann's Right

    46: The Phil & Simon Show No 46 Huemann's Right

    Judy Heumann is an American disability rights activist and seen as a world leader in the disability community. She talks freely with her about her work and life. Geoff Adams-Spink brings us the latest news and Phil and Simon reflect on the new Netflix documentary, Crip Camp featuring Judy.

    • 51 min
    45: The Phil & Simon Show No 45 Doctor, Doctor, give me the news

    45: The Phil & Simon Show No 45 Doctor, Doctor, give me the news

    Four guests this week. Firstly, Dr. Frances Dockery tells us what it’s like for her working in Ireland. BBC Senior Research Engineer Jamie plus Lion talk about lockdown, routine and being autistic. Comedian and rights campaigner Laurence Clark has ruined his credentials just for a Sainsbury’s delivery and Geoff Adams-Spink tells us the news.

    • 54 min
    44: The Phil & Simon Show No 44 How are you doing?

    44: The Phil & Simon Show No 44 How are you doing?

    How are you doing? Four weeks in lockdown in the UK and comedian Lost Voice Guy tells us how he is. Geoff’s news update highlights concerns for disabled people in Covid 19 times. comedian and Mental health ambassador, Juliette Burton explains her routine and where we might find strength and happiness.

    • 40 min

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