The title of this blog, “Love, Belief and Balls”, was originally the working title of a book I was writing about my experience as a male counsellor working with male clients.
The book is still to see the light of day but I decided to use the title for this collection of random thoughts.
I am 55 years old. I am the father of a 24 year old man with autism. I work as a counsellor and advocate. I support Leeds United FC. I used to be a bodybuilder. I am sad that I will never hear a new Beautiful South album. I don’t like bananas. I get to speak at the most fabulous legal, social care conferences around the country.
My book, about the battle I had with Hillingdon Council to release my son from care and that went all the way to the HIgh Court is available to buy here.
In 2013, I published my second book: “Theres Always Something or Other With Mr Neary”, which is a collection of thoughts and experiences about life in the social care world.
I am very proud of my involvement in #LBBill – a movement that is trying to establish in law a few common human decencies for the disabled and learning disabled.