My job makes me feel good


A post from one of our Community Correspondents

My name is David. I am 34 and I have cerebral  palsy.

I am a good walker but I have learning difficulties. I came from Ireland when I was 12 to live with my grand mother after the death of my mother.  My father was unable to take care of me and my brother and sisters.

I went  to a special school for children with learning difficulties. When I left school I had no job but after six years my social workers put me in touch with the Support Officer  who helped me find a part job in a super market as a shelf filler.

I enjoy my job. It gives me independence,  a wage and I get the company of the staff and customers. And it gets me out of the house for three hours per day.

After I lived with my grand mother for fourteen years,  she died.   I now live on my own, but with the  help of my brother I do  house work cooking and shopping I attend The Big Plus to get help with reading and writing. That’s my story.

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4 Responses to My job makes me feel good

  1. Greg Usrey March 11, 2015 at 9:00 am #

    A story worth telling – many thanks for sharing. Resilience is a beautiful trait to have, and from what you’ve shared, you have it by the dozen!

  2. Pru Davies March 11, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    Good for you David. Thanks for sharing your story. I am sure it will be really helpful for other people to read this and to inspire them too.

  3. Jenny Bunting March 24, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

    Davd you’re not just a good walker – you clearly have many important skils – in additon to a positive and inspiring outlook on life.

  4. Tracy Laird April 15, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    Thanks David I really enjoyed your story it has made me realise I also am able to do some of the stuff your doing. Your an Inspiration to myself & many more people out there thanks once again for sharing your story.

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