We had the privilege of welcoming the ever wonderful Hilary Cottam to Morecambe Bay for our ‘Love Society’ event. If you have not read her book ‘Radical Help – How We Remake the Relationships Between us and Revolutionise the Welfare State’, then I would massively recommend that you do so. But as a little teaser, grab a cuppa, sit back, and enjoy this masterclass in the practicalities of how we build a loving society that works for us all. It is such common-sense but takes bravery and creative leadership to experiment in new ways.
Autism affects so many of our lives and families, and yet so many of us know very little about it, make unfair assumptions about people who live with it, or make crass jokes about people, using it as a derogatory term. In this episode of the Black Swan Podcast, I interview, the amazing Deborah Brownson, who recently won an MBE for her incredible work around autism. I am so glad that she is here in Morecambe Bay, though her work has a national and international reach – and rightly so!
World Autism Awareness Day is a good time to talk about Autism! The podcast is full of profound wisdom from a woman who has two sons with Autism and is working tirelessly to raise awareness, change perspectives and create practical resources and support networks to help people who live with Autism and the carers who support them. I hope you find it interesting, challenging, comforting and inspiring. Here are the links to the podcast, depending on your preferences!: