The Way We Roll

49: The Phil & Simon Show Special - What's in it for me?

May 25, 2020 The Phil & Simon Show Episode 49
The Way We Roll
49: The Phil & Simon Show Special - What's in it for me?
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The Way We Roll
49: The Phil & Simon Show Special - What's in it for me?
May 25, 2020 Episode 49
The Phil & Simon Show

Why would anyone voluntarily say they have a disability, impairment or long term health condition? Might a reason be when there’s a global pandemic and you feel you’re susceptible? Or bluntly, if you need your supermarket shopping delivered?Trainer, consultant and former lawyer Joanna Wootten asks if more older people are coming out of the ‘disability closet’ acknowledging they have a condition. When the Basic needs in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html) like food, warmth, a roof become important, this changes things. If you’re a medical professional who has until now had an underlying (but irrelevant) condition, what’s it like to now tell your colleagues? Looking to the future, what happens when the pandemic passes though? Will the same people slip back in to the closet and close the door? Might they have to if things turn dark and society views them as a burden or restriction? More brightly, might we now all find community with others and reject stereotyping? Could older people and disabled people unite and get society to change? Can the stigma of using a walking stick, a hearing aid, a mobility scooter or alarm pendant finally be overcome?In this one-off special, Joanna speaks with Phil and Simon about these issues. Phil and Simon then continue to mull over the question, recognising the societal and self-imposed barriers they had to overcome to try and reach a better acceptance of themselves. This second part is also a YouTube video on our channel. Transcript (https://www.dropbox.com/s/zf1fprcnxq7wnqa/Transcript%20Phil%20%26%20Simon%20Show%20Special-%20What%E2%80%99s%20in%20it%20for%20me%3F.pdf?dl=0)LinksVideo of Phil and Simon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQD4xYl3W30&t=105s) discuss acknowledging their impairment, and saying they are disabled. Joanna Wootten   https://www.joannawootten.co.uk    @JoannaSolutions

Show Notes

Why would anyone voluntarily say they have a disability, impairment or long term health condition? Might a reason be when there’s a global pandemic and you feel you’re susceptible? Or bluntly, if you need your supermarket shopping delivered?Trainer, consultant and former lawyer Joanna Wootten asks if more older people are coming out of the ‘disability closet’ acknowledging they have a condition. When the Basic needs in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html) like food, warmth, a roof become important, this changes things. If you’re a medical professional who has until now had an underlying (but irrelevant) condition, what’s it like to now tell your colleagues? Looking to the future, what happens when the pandemic passes though? Will the same people slip back in to the closet and close the door? Might they have to if things turn dark and society views them as a burden or restriction? More brightly, might we now all find community with others and reject stereotyping? Could older people and disabled people unite and get society to change? Can the stigma of using a walking stick, a hearing aid, a mobility scooter or alarm pendant finally be overcome?In this one-off special, Joanna speaks with Phil and Simon about these issues. Phil and Simon then continue to mull over the question, recognising the societal and self-imposed barriers they had to overcome to try and reach a better acceptance of themselves. This second part is also a YouTube video on our channel. Transcript (https://www.dropbox.com/s/zf1fprcnxq7wnqa/Transcript%20Phil%20%26%20Simon%20Show%20Special-%20What%E2%80%99s%20in%20it%20for%20me%3F.pdf?dl=0)LinksVideo of Phil and Simon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQD4xYl3W30&t=105s) discuss acknowledging their impairment, and saying they are disabled. Joanna Wootten   https://www.joannawootten.co.uk    @JoannaSolutions