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Re: Hobbies for disabled people

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:55 am
by bowlingbun
Jess, what sort of work did he used to do? It would give some clue as to the sort of personn he is. Do you live in a large town, or rural area? Ideally it would be great if he could find something regular to do which involved others, to give him a social life away from home.

Re: Hobbies for disabled people

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:02 am
by Jess_1612
He used to work in a legal department of a university before he retired doing contracts. He couldn't keep up physically or mentally with that - hence the medical retirement. He is still interested in that sort of thing, but he just can't process it now and his memory fails him. But he did really like the kind of work he did before he retired.

We live in Salford, just outside Manchester, so pretty urban.

Re: Hobbies for disabled people

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:46 am
by bowlingbun
Such an intellectual job, making his current position even more difficult.

Re: Hobbies for disabled people

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:57 am
by Jess_1612
It really does - he finds it very frustrating. I spoke to him last night and he is interested in the bowls if I can find an indoor one locally. So that's a start.

Re: Hobbies for disabled people

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:02 pm
by jenny lucas
Could he manage any pro bono work, I wonder, in his field? Maybe for charities or voluntary organisations? Something that wouldnt have a deadline, and wouldn't put him under pressure?

It seems a dreadful shame to waste his hard earned expertise!

Could he teach/tutor at all?

Also, I know from my own experience that I've sometimes consulted forums for, in my case, landlords (I had to check out what might happen if I let my niece live temporarily in my holiday cottage, and whether she would aquire tenancy rights!). I know that some of the folk there were clearly 'legally trained' and gave highly informed and very useful answers. I wonder whether being a 'legal eagle' on such a forum that focussed on your husband's speciality, might be a possibility. For example, in contract law, I would think that anyone who is a small business, or a start up, would find it very useful.

Maybe he could start a blog, on the lines of 'How not to get ripped off in a contract' or whatever. Or even write an Easy Guide textbook? (Again, this could be done without time pressure.)

Could he manage ANY 'part time' work from home, from his former employers I wonder? I know a friend of mine, a solicitor, sometimes does some 'extra work' (effectively outsourced) from her former law firm, when they are going through busy periods.