Interviews


This page links to the 23 interviews we conducted for this project.
Please click on a photograph of an interviewee to listen to the interview.
Cindy Albright
“If not for KCIL I wouldn’t have got anywhere, I wouldn’t have known what to do. People treat you very
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Jane Campbell
“In our minds we set independent living up thinking this would not be a pilot for very long, that it
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Sheila Cannings
“I’ve been fortunate to meet a lot of inspiring people that have had to deal with a lot more so,
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Jennifer Carpenter
“I would go out and meet people because I wanted them to come to Eye Contact. I didn’t want them
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Brian Gaff
“Well it’s difficult isn’t it because you don’t know you’re visually impaired until you compare with other people what they
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Jessica Johnson
“Wes was always known as Wes, and a lot of people say they forgot about the wheelchair because Wes didn’t
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Ali Kashmiri
“I got involved in the disability movement, not because I wanted to or because I felt it was all I
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Samantha Kelly
“The only way we’re going to move forward is by making sure we respect and listen to our colleagues, but
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Adele Kempton
“I suppose it’s just listening that’s the most important thing. Sometimes we haven’t got an answer for something but just
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Jane Lawrence
“Trying to make a difference in the Borough. I’ve never been frightened of talking to whoever it may be and
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Phil Levick
“It was such a good thing to do, and it was the right thing to do. I think a lot
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Ann Macfarlane
“Well I was terrified because I’d never done anything like that before, and thinking of employing people, oh it was
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Patricia Page
“It doesn’t come as second nature to people to consider people with impairments. In some cases you do have to
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Robert Reilly
“Independence really means supporting you to live the way you want, rather than the way some medical minded people might
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Brenda Sands
“We had a meeting to discuss how the service could be more flexible, because finishing at 10pm, people didn’t want
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Robert Shaw
“When I got there…I mean it had a real pastoral role, and I’m glad to say it…still continues to this
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Christine Stuart
“With Andrew, he and I have a terrific understanding between us. He has a very clever way of putting words
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George Tong
“To have the kind of boundless energy to take those kind of disappointments and setbacks and still keep fighting…seeing more
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Kay Trujillo
“Without it, I don’t know what I would have done. It’s been a godsend, it really has. When you’re an
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Sophie Ugle
“Rachel needs to be stimulated and be active, to feel cared for. And the only way you can achieve that
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Jenny Webb
“We needed to ensure a degree of equality between those who wished to join the scheme, and other service users.
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Renny Wodynska
“I knew as soon as I met them, they were women who made it happen. They had a clear vision
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Jane Young
“I would like to see a society that values everyone, including disabled people, therefore supporting disabled people as an investment
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