Stories of achievement, challenge or resistance from Citizen Network’s global membership
Michelle and NDIS
Dell Stagg describes how she rescued her daughter from an institutional service and the need to respect families in the…
Karen and Being Bi-Polar
Karen describes how she discovered she had a mental health problem and the ups and downs of dealing with the mental…
Person Centred Planners Lose the Plot
The story of how one self-advocate with learning difficulties came into conflict with the Person Centred Planning…
When SDS Doesn't Work
An anonymous account of the real-life failure of self-directed support for a family who needed help.
Meeting the Politicians
Nadia Clarke spends time with ministers at the House of Commons.
The Reality of Disability Benefits
One man's experience of disability benefits.
A moving tribute by David Towell on the death of his sister Patricia.
Using an Individual Service Fund (ISF)
How one family used an Individual Service Fund (ISF) to improve care and support for their boys with complex needs.
Enjoying the Rollercoaster Ride
One mother's story of her rollercoaster journey and the inspirational achievements of her son.
Adam and his Family are in Control
Adam has returned from an out of area placement to take up life as an active citizen.
Keith Achieves Citizenship
Keith has been able to move away from institutional living and achieve real citizenship under his own control.
'The CHF in 223?' - That's My Mother
Terry Lynch describes how damaging it can be when professionals see only the label, not the person. For an older person…