My book tour of libraries is going really well and I’ve met some fabulous people.
I get asked many questions including the one, why do I write? And I tell them, I usually write because I have something to tell people.
A selection of workbooks for staff who work in social care.
I write these to give staff the knowledge on what they need to do to meet certain government standards.
Chatty Cat: The First Six Months
I wrote this book to tell people how my rescue cat is settling in to her new home. I am now writing the second book, Chatty Cat: Spring into Summer.
Beyond My Control: Why the Health and Social Care System Need Not Have Failed My Mother
I wrote this to tell the story of how my late mother was let down by the Safeguarding team in social services, the nursing home where she lived, the hospital where my mother was admitted with two fractures and died three months later from blood poisoning, and the Commission of Social Care Inspection. All four agencies that have a paid duty of care to protect older, vulnerable people from poor practices, harm and abuse.
I also wrote the book to tell people what they could do if they were concerned about the care they or a relative/friend was receiving.
I have received many emails from readers who say that the book gave them the knowledge, strength and guidance to act upon their concerns.
Shortlisted for Book Prize…
I am delighted that ‘Beyond My Control: Why the Health and Social Care System Need Not Have Failed My Mother’ has been shortlisted for the Peoples Book Prize.
If you think my book Beyond My Control: Why the health & social care system need not have failed my mother is a worthy winner for #THEPEOPLESB00K prize please vote at http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/section.php?id=2