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Chapter 22: Haringey Disability Association
I was surprised to see John Hall on the interview panel for my new job. He was one of the residential children on the Cerebral Palsy Unit in Queen Mary's Hospital, Carshalton. It's a small world! I had met with John and his wife Yvonne at some of the meetings in Haringey during International Year of Disabled People. During the interview, John asked me the toughest questions, spelling them out on his alphabet board because of his speech problems.
I started work in September 1982. The Haringey Disability Association was given offices in a hut at the back of Tottenham Town Hall. It consisted of a large room with several offices leading off. It was the same building where I had ...