Empathy is a feeling of understanding to appreciate the feelings of another.
In the case of Liverpool City Council who have a direct effect on the lives of Disabled Adults they are void of empathy. Liverpool City Council make decisions that affect the lives of vulnerable adults not caring of the impact or the disabled persons preference.
If a person is non-verbal (like the mainman) they have a right to be listened to and understood irrespective of the way they communicate.
In today’s climate in Liverpool the Disabled Adult is forced into doing things the council prefers rather than the disabled person, the more challenging the person the more they are left out of activities, the system wants someone who is ‘easy to manage’ and not someone who is difficult or demanding.
The mainman loves to sing (in his non verbal way) dance – feel happiness – his emotions are real……
He was recently honoury best man at his brothers wedding – he wore his old training shoes/tracksuit bottoms and ”New T Shirt” he was happy and content.
The best part of the day for the mainman was the food and Guinness he turned the day into his day, even having his own chocolate *wedding cake*.
It is important that Liverpool City Council see the world through the eyes of a Disabled Person.
Disabled people are in every way equal to all – Disabled Lives Matter.
MAMMY AND THE MAINMAN AT THE ‘WEDDING’