Peter Lyne, Founder of Mobility and Support Information Service (a Registered Charity and Community Interest Company), has experienced the affects which long-term health conditions and disabilities have had on some of his relatives over many years. The stress of dealing with such issues resulted in him being diagnosed with a long-term neurological condition in 2007.
Peter has undertaken over 30 years voluntary work (all related to health and disability issues). This began when he gained para-medical experience working on Accident and Emergency Departments followed by over 10 years association with a Northwest renal medicine and surgery research charity. This organisation also promoted details of benefits and breakthroughs in renal organ transplantation.
As a committed believer in effective networking, he has been honoured to be invited to serve on numerous central and regional government healthcare and disability sector related advisory panels from 2005 onwards. Between 2014 and 2017, Peter was awarded 3 Annual Bursaries by NICE and more recently was further honoured when he was appointed an Individual Member of the nationally and internationally renowned Collaborating Centre for Values Based Practice in Health and Social Care, St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
Peter has also written numerous editorials for disability publications. 2018 will be the first year that Mobility and Support Information Service has exhibited at NAIDEX, and as the charity was established to help address the needs of disabled people and create more inclusive lifestyles and societies for them, MASIS is keen to network with other exhibitors and establish professional partnerships with appropriate companies and service providers.
Identifying and addressing ways to improve self-esteem, well-being, social inclusion and equality of disabled people are key factors which must always be considered.
All too often disabled people (and individuals with long-term health conditions) are met by ‘barriers’ within their daily lifestyles which prevent them from enjoying as equal as possible opportunities and experiences that ‘non-disabled’ people perhaps take for granted.
Discussions which have been held with senior personnel from the medical profession during the last 12 years have emphasised the importance of paying considerable attention to improving lifestyles, self-esteem and wellbeing of disabled people to help them to come to terms with their disabilities or long-term health conditions.
‘MORE THAN THE TREATMENT’ intends to identify and promote ways to improve lifestyles of disabled people by considering the ‘social model’ more than the ‘medical model’.
Peter will also be joining Bill Fulford and the Collaborating Centre for Values Based Practice in their series of seminars which will introduce VBP and what it can do for you (perspective of service user, provider and practitioner).