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Tag Archives: lambeth

This is not a joke

February 14, 2014 at 13:00

Mama Lewis


A photo to illustrate the lunacy we are up against. This family spent two years campaigning for access to their own home. “We weren’t fighting for a massive steel ramp – we just wanted to improve Katie’s quality of life,” her mother said. Mother's anger after council install 'slalom' ramp for disabled daughter in front […]

I kicked a doctor off May’s team, Part II: The response

November 2, 2012 at 14:23

Mama Lewis


Unrelated (but cute!) photo of May dressed as a fairy for HalloweenUnrelated (but cute!) photo of May dressed as a fairy for Halloween

Last week, I kicked a doctor off May’s team. I did that. Me. I’m not, shall we say, subtle with my opinions. If something needs to be said, leave it to the American to say it. But, that doesn’t convert necessarily into full blown complaints, or formal dismissals. So, it took me a few days […]

The bombshell’s explosive result

September 4, 2012 at 19:15

Mama Lewis


At school in her standing frame (*see below for details)

Let’s start with my email to Head of SEN Services who said Lambeth would cease to deliver SEN transport for children like May, for the sake of “developing their independence”: 1. How exactly do you hope to reach your ambition of independent travel for my three-year old daughter, who has epilepsy and can not sit? […]

I arrived home from the States to find this bombshell in my mail…

September 2, 2012 at 23:01

Mama Lewis


Dreaming of how next to scam the British public

Dear Mr and Mrs Lewis, It was decided by [Lambeth] Council’s Cabinet on 16th of January 2012, that two key policy changes were necessary to the Authority’s Home to School travel assistance policy. The aim of this policy is to increase independent travel for young people with statements of special education needs (SEN) to prepare […]

May’s new chair has arrived! So, why do I feel like this…

July 12, 2012 at 17:50

Mama Lewis


I am your future.I am your future.

I should be celebrating. Woohoo! May’s new chair is here! After months of insisting, pleading and, finally, demanding – it is here. It is even adjusted so she can use it. It is comfortable. Her positioning is good. She seems to enjoy it – and she does not feel that way about all chairs. So, […]