It was back in 2004 when Gillian and I went along to The Same As You conference in Perth. I was really nervous as I had never done anything like that before. We went for 4 days – we stayed in a posh hotel with a swimming pool.
I was really quiet at first, but as I got to know other people I began to speak up. Now I do not get so nervous and feel much more confident.
Back at Hansel we started the Focus Group. It’s the Compass Network now. Gillian and I took the letters of Focus and came up with other words which are important to ALL people.
- F - Future
- O - Opportunity
- C - Choice
- U - Understanding
- S - Speaking for all
I don’t get support from Hansel anymore but I am a Supported Employee in the Laundry and I go to the National Involvement Network with ARC Scotland.