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Chapter 21: A Real Job
The very first advice centre for people with disabilities and their carers in Islington was to be based at St. John's Day Centre. Some of the users of the centre formed themselves into a Management Committee. Representatives from Islington Disablement Association and the Greater London Association of Citizen's Advice Bureaux were also on the committee.
The Management Committee turned one of the rooms in their day centre into an office for the new advice workers. It was a large, roomy office with a long worktop along the length of one wall. Melvin and I kept our typewriter and files there. There was enough space on the worktop for us to make tea and coffee. We sat facing one another at our ...