New Website

Welcome to my new website! I hope this is is the beginning of an exciting new relationship with colleagues and friends both old and new. Tell me what you think, all suggestions, particularly the polite ones will be gratefully received.

I intend to uppdate this section on a regular basis with items of interest to me and I hope to you too! So keep dipping in and post anything that my be of interest to me and other colleagues.

Some of you will have heard the very sad news that Bob Sang a very long standing associate and colleague died very suddenly last week this came as huge shock to many of us. He had such energy and drive and seemed pretty invincible. We await news of his funeral or other events to mark his passing. In addition I’ve also learned of the death of Peter Townsend. For those of us who studied social policy in the 70’s and 80’s Peter will be remembered as an extraordinary individual whose understanding of the needs of disabled people and other disadvantaged groups was legendary and vitally important in helping us to develop our rights agenda. We are the poorer for his passing. Perhaps these two sad losses will serve to remind us that our time is short and we must make the very best use of it. More soon



Author: PhilFriend

Dr Phil Friend (OBE FRSA) himself a wheelchair user, is acknowledged as the UK's foremost consultant on disability matters. A powerful and highly popular communicator, his company – Phil & Friends – has provided consultancy to many of the country's best-known companies. In addition to his professional activities, he is also a respected champion for equal opportunities and diversity in general, where his special blend of humour and direct speaking has won admirers from around the world.

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