I'm a copywriter at Mencap and could not be prouder of where I work and what I do. It’s a very exciting time to be here with the launch of FamilyHub!
Learning disability is something that’s very close to my heart. My brother Scott has Down’s syndrome and a severe learning disability. He’s 27 years old and lives with my parents.
Scott has bags of charisma and puts a smile on faces everywhere he goes. There are few things that make him happier than a train ride and a slice of chocolate cake. This year, I’m hoping to take Scott on his very first steam train – he’s always watching videos of them on YouTube.
But there have been difficult times. During his earlier years, he went through a long period of very challenging behaviour that had a huge impact on family life. However, the challenges we’ve had with Scott are massively eclipsed by the joy he brings to our lives.
I look forward to sharing my experiences, reading other people’s stories and offering advice where I can on FamilyHub.