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Inspirational Traveller

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By Helen Jones |  March 13, 2012 |

Kathleen MorrisonBy Alison Bellamy in the Yorkshire Evening Post

The death of an “inspirational” woman has left the travelling community heartbroken.


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By Helen Jones |  March 6, 2012 |

Kathleen MorrisonWe are sorry to say that Kathleen Lowther Morrison passed away this morning, Tuesday 6th March.

Rest in Peace Kathleen.

Negotiated Stopping – What is it?

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By Helen Jones |  February 27, 2012 |

Remember that irritating advert that claimed the product would “do what it says on the tin”?

The Oxford dictionary says that negotiate means “to try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion”. So a thing that has been ‘negotiated’ is surely ‘an agreement or compromised reached by discussion’.

Obituary - Mrs Maureen Baker MBE

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By Helen Jones |  February 23, 2012 |

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Maureen Baker MBE with Kim Moloney (left) and Helen Jones in 2004

I was very sad yesterday to receive a call from Maureen’s daughter, Abigail, to let me know that her mother had died on Saturday last.

The Rumsfeld take on Equalities

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By Helen Jones |  February 19, 2012 |

“There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.”

But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know.

United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

Leeds GATE chair, Eileen Lowther, and I went to an event at Quarry House in Leeds last week. The Department of Health is introducing a new quality assurance system called the Equality Delivery System (EDS). The event was a ‘train the trainers’ session for professionals who will have to introduce the EDS to their teams or services.