Friday, 3 December 2021

More Orders Despatched



Following the successful book launch this week the orders continue to come in. David, supported by his PA heads to the Post Office to despatch orders. Click me to visit the website
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Official Book Launch - Two Books in One Day.


After more than two years in the making David & his team begin to promote the two books. 
To say that David is pleased would be an understatement of the century. David is a brain injury disability survivor and a survivor of physical, mental and sexual abuse. The books provide readers with a fully immersive experience of David’s experiences of dealing with the serious issues and the key figures responsible for the abuse.  click me to visit my website
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Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Two books written and completed

Feeling in a great mood. Two books written and completed which will go into production tomorrow. Some more administrative procedures to complete then the books can go on sale. Stay tuned for further information.   
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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Dedicated to Maria & Nigel who were Tragically Killed in a Motorcycle Accident in 1986

Today more editing has been completed on my forthcoming book and more background information added in respect of Maria & Nigel.

Thanks to Louise for the background information to assist me with my forthcoming book. The book dedicated to my late sister Maria and her partner Nigel who were tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in 1986. The background information with regards to Maria is very helpful and very personal. I am very grateful for it and for your permission to include it x


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Wednesday, 29 September 2021

On Councillor Duty

This evening I attended the New Lubbesthorpe progression meeting in my capacity as 
Parish Councillor for Leicester Forest East. 
The most hotly debated topic was the concerns about the proposed closure of the Forest House Medical Centre which could have a significant negative impact upon the residents across Braunstone Town, Leicester Forest East, New Lubbesthorpe, Kirby Muxloe and Ratby.
I will do whatever I can to ensure the views of parishioners are heard. 
Councillor David J. Di Palma 
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Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Recruitment Competition

Recruitment Competition.

 

I have recruited within the Care & Support Sector for seven years. I understand that the sector has always been a challenging environment in which to recruit.  As a Service User and Employer/Recruiter I note in recent times that finding the most suitable candidates for available posts is challenging. 


The majority of the applicants do not read the job  advertisement in full and they apply knowing they cannot fulfil the job requirements. I also note that there is an increase in competition mainly due to employers/recruiters re-labelling 

Care Workers as Support Workers within the vacancies in the hope they get more applicants. 


Unfortunately the knock-on-effect of relabelling and oftentimes inappropriate labelling is that employers/recruiters who are genuinely in need of Support Workers rather than Care Workers miss out on the most suitable candidates and the applicants miss out on the most suitable role to fit their needs. 


Thus the recruitment process can be a depressing one, my rates of pay, terms and conditions are competitive, I would like to think that I am an interesting person to work with, my roles are varied and two days are rarely the same. I would just like to see candidates making an effort to  

(1) Complete an online application form as directed 

(2) Impress me with an honest representation of themselves, their skills, experiences and attributes at an interview 

(3) Do exactly what they say they could do at the interview, talk is cheap, actions speak louder than words. 


Click to visit Facebook Page

Click to view our latest vacancies  https://www.totaljobs.com/job/support-worker/di-palma-uk-ltd-job94694693


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Support Worker Employment Opportunity

My business is currently recruiting for a Support Worker. Working 8 to 10 hours per week, plus holiday and sickness cover. Pay above National Living Wage. 
If you are looking for an interesting and varied role working two weekday early evenings per week and one session of five hours per weekend based at one location I would like to hear from you. 
Applicants must be able to drive, be aged over 25 with a full, UK, clean driving licence for motor insurance purposes.
Please visit the job advertisement at Total Jobs Dot Com the link is https://www.totaljobs.com/job/support-worker/di-palma-uk-ltd-job94694693  or by clicking me 
Di Palma (UK) Ltd. 
NB This is NOT a care work vacancy. 

Monday, 27 September 2021

Nightmare on David Street


The  date is Monday 27th September 2021. The time just after 0430. It is raining outside and the trees blowing heavily in the increasing winds . I cannot sleep. There are too many things going on in my mind which has affected my sleep, inevitably that caused nightmares followed by a seizure. I am aching, my arms and legs ache but my head more so.  I am glad it is dark, bright lights would make the situation worse. I blog about my disability and experiences because it is important that the wider community understand that not all disabilities are visible. Click me to visit the Facebook Page  and here for our unique website
Thanks for joining me and my unique journey, stay safe and keep on smiling. 
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Sunday, 12 September 2021

Online Consultation Ends Today


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Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Latest Vlog- GP. Health Service Provision


Latest Vlog. 24/8/21.
David Di Palma meets with Parishioners to discuss their concerns about health service provision. 
Views expressed are personal views of David Di Palma unless I have quoted yours. 

Latest Vlog 24/8/21.


Latest Vlog 24/8/21.
Having experienced an increase in seizure activity David and his Support Worker Claire 
visit the Epilepsy Nurse. This evening David & Claire will be attending a meeting with regards to the residents’ concerns about the 
proposed changes to health provision. 

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David Di Palma - Campaigning on Behalf of Residents (Health Service Pro...

Book Launch and New Website

Hello everyone, how are you? 
Just a quick note to inform you that my team and I are redesigning my website and sales platforms. This work is being done in preparation of the forthcoming book launch. Surviving One Day at a Time
Beyond the Ballot Paper.
 Www.dipalma.co.uk

Monday, 23 August 2021

Wordsmith - Editing

More editing work completed today on my 
forthcoming book, 
Surviving One Day at a Time - Beyond the Ballot Paper 

David Di Palma - The Independent Politician & Equality Rights Activist

The Independent Politician & Equality Rights Activist  – 2010 to Present Day  

With the increasing desire to support many more people and to raise awareness of the difficulties people face on a much wider scale, David’s Independent Political Career began in 2010. David was frustrated with mainstream politicians from all political parties, with them not understanding the most vulnerable members of society and their needs. David, not one for sitting about doing nothing about it, set out on a mission to become elected and to ensure underrepresented groups are proportionately represented at every level of government and for reasonable adjustments to be made in accordance with legislation. In 2011 David secured his first victory when he was co-opted onto Glenfield Parish Council by his peers. Four years later at the Local Elections of 2015 David was elected to Glenfield Parish Council and to Braunstone Town Council in addition to nominated and appointed the candidate at Croft Hill (Blaby District Council); coming second to the blue candidate. In the Local Elections of May 2019 David was nominated and appointed the Independent Candidate for Winstanley Ward, Braunstone Town (Blaby District Council) defeating the Braunstone Town Mayor in the election and was elected to Leicester Forest East Parish Council and Braunstone Town Council respectively. In 2021 David was the independent candidate for Braunstone Division for Leicestershire County Council. David placed third overall and defeated two mainstream political parties. To this day David continues to campaign to ensure that all councillors understand and embrace the diversity and equality agenda and to understand the fundamental principles of representing the diverse communities that councillors  have been elected to serve, regardless of political persuasion and political party membership.
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"Beyond the Ballot Paper - Surviving One Day at a Time "


The Sequel - 
"Beyond the Ballot Paper - Surviving One Day at a Time "
Award Winning Book - 2006  - David’s writing career began in 2006 with the award-winning book - True Warrior.  

With the desire to inspire and encourage other survivors to excel in their endeavours, David wanted to share his story and he wrote his maiden title entitled True Warrior. True Warrior, focused on surviving epilepsy, corrective brain surgery, memory loss and abuse. Within the book he significantly understated the extent and severity of the abuse, because, at the time of the publication, some of the abusers were still involved with David’s life, therefore, David, remained at high risk of harm should he speak out. David went on to complete a follow-up book (2010) with further books being works in progress (2021).  Now the main threat of the abusers has diminished, but not completely disappeared, David reveals all about the true extent of the abuse endured and the difficulties, including, the perpetrators. The forthcoming book entitled 
"Beyond the Ballot Paper - Surviving One Day at a Time "  is due for publication in 2021.


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David Di Palma - Survivor & Author - 1968


David Di Palma

 Survivor & Author - 1968

Born in 1968 David is a brain injury and abuse survivor (sexual, physical and mental abuse). David’s motto ‘To triumph over adversity is my greatest strength’ is reflective of  his resilience. David has kept diaries all throughout his life, the intricate and invaluable diaries detailing his experiences surviving; epilepsy, abuse in all forms, a brain injury and being an Independent Politician.  Abusers were aware of David’s diaries and frequently searched for them in an attempt to locate and destroy the intricate works and catalogued evidence. David always tried to stay one-step ahead of the abusers by continually changing his hiding places and by producing back-up copies of everything. From a young boy, David was threatened to keep quiet about the abuse, David focussed on trying to protect his mother and sisters from the abusers and focussed on being a better person than his abusers were. David, the Survivor could so easily have taken an alternative path as many others have done, instead he committed his life to focus on supporting others through difficult times.  The physical abuse David endured caused his first brain injury which caused epilepsy. Educated in mainstream schools, David left school at the age of sixteen; determined to improve his circumstances, determined to overcome the power and control the abusers had over him and to continue to support others. David, returned to higher educational establishments and studied Information Technology and Law. David. In later years, David, further continued upon his vocational educational path by securing a grade of Distinction in Inspecting Housing Services and further progressed to a higher level, by studying for Managing Housing Services, with the Chartered Institute of Housing, becoming a Housing Practitioner.

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More Orders Despatched

Following the successful book launch this week the orders continue to come in. David, supported by his PA heads to the Post Office to despat...