There were many wonderful contributions, including these two pieces of advice:
Ask (1) Does it matter? and then accept (2) It is awful, a decline to death, but enjoy the funny bits on the way.
And don't forget (a thought for carers) 'If you don't look after yourself, someone else has to'.
You may also want to look at this website with useful information (set up for thjose living in 3 cntral London Boroughs, but a lot of the information is useful to all). http://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/
London Quakers day conference at Friends House on 20th February was attended by over 150 from all over the UK. We heard Lord Bob Kerslake give a trenchant exposition of the deep flaws in the Housing Bill that is now going through Parliament. Afternoon workshops gave Friends opportunities to explore "What canst thou do?" - personally, with others, as part of an existing organisation. The problems of our deep crisis in housing are not insoluble, and our voices can be heard.
Start where you are
Use what you have
Do what you can
Wanstead Quakers is delighted to be participating in the 2015 Leytonstone Arts Trail. The Meeting House will be open on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July from 1-5pm.
There will be exhibitions of art works by local Quaker artists and the cultured rainforest exhibition. There will also be poetry readings, puppet making workshop,portrait drawing demonstrations, talks on beauty plus tours of our wonderful garden upon request.