We Need You to Help Us forward the Independent Living Movement!

Hello everybody! Sarah Fitzgerald here. I apologise that I haven’t blogged here in a really long time – I’ve been slacking off! But now it’s time to pull up my socks and play my part in forwarding the Independent Living Movement. Independent Living Movement? you may well be thinking. What is that? Does it even … Continue reading We Need You to Help Us forward the Independent Living Movement!

My ‘Brief Encounter’ with Martin Naughton, by Alannah Murray

My name is Alannah Murray, and I met Martin almost to this day (2 April 2017) a year ago. While I’ve been disabled since I was 6 by an auto immune disease not uncommon to Lupus, I had no contact with the disabled community really. I went to a mainstream school, had a regular upbringing … Continue reading My ‘Brief Encounter’ with Martin Naughton, by Alannah Murray

My Journey through the Independent Living Movement, by Lorraine Cooke

Lorraine Cooke recalls her experience of moving from a residential service back to her family home, before moving to a home of her own. She also tells us why the Independent Living Movement is so important to her.      My name is Lorraine Cooke. This time 7 years ago I was in a dark place.  I had … Continue reading My Journey through the Independent Living Movement, by Lorraine Cooke

By Us With US. Get onboard there Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – We’re on the Move. by John Doyle

Moving forward requires FORWARD MOVEMENT and PERPETUAL MOTION. We cannot get to where we want to go without unity of purpose, vision, and fearless determination. Remembering where we came from is the key to getting to where we want to go. The way in which western society reacts to people with a disability has changed … Continue reading By Us With US. Get onboard there Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – We’re on the Move. by John Doyle

Why I’m here, by Sarah Fitzgerald

    I am a Celtic Tiger cub. I was just eight years old when the first Centre for Independent Living was   established in Carmichael House in 1992. Back then, I had no idea that there was an Independent Living Movement. Little did I know that a group of activists were out there struggling to … Continue reading Why I’m here, by Sarah Fitzgerald