Gemma has physical and mental disabilities, which mean that she has a general overall interest in disability. Gemma is also a parent/carer for 2 disabled young people, who have dyspraxia, severe speech and language difficulties (son), learning disability and asthma (daughter). As a result of this, she has been campaigning on disability issues since 1992. Gemma is on the Surrey Access Forum, secretary of the Reigate and Banstead Access Group. Due to her recent experience of her caring role for her father, she has some knowledge of elderly people and their health problems. Her father was very deaf, had severe arthritis, curvature of the spine and was diagnosed for dementia late in his life.
Recent Posts: Surrey Coalition of Disabled People
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June is 30 Days Wild month so this week I’d like to follow on from volunteering opportunities in the great outdoors and look at some other ways you can Get More Active whilst enjoying the wonderful countryside in Surrey. One of the easiest ways to enjoy the countryside is by walking if you are able. […]
Happy Friday! Here is the update for this week. Enjoy your long weekend!
It’s volunteers’ week, and all of us here, in Coalition, would like to say a big THANK YOU to all our wonderful volunteers. We recorded a short video with all our thanks, watch it here!
This week I’d like to talk to you about outdoor gyms. You may have come across one in your local park and wondered about giving it a go. They are similar to the gym equipment found in leisure centres and can be found in public spaces providing a selection of equipment that anyone can use […]