A tribute to our friend – Robin Windsor
The beloved professional Latin and Ballroom dancer, who was best known for his appearances on Strictly between 2010 and 2015, has died aged 44.
I am totally heartbroken. I was trying to hide my tears driving my son Angelo to college who is autistic .
Robin was a beautiful kind man . I had the best time dancing with him for 3 months on Comic Relief’s People’s Strictly in 2015. He taught me to have ‘Fun’ again through dance. He said ‘Anna just let go. This time is just for you ‘
He was a huge supporter of our charity and attended Autism’s got Talent many times throughout the years . He always said ‘This show of yours blows me away!’
We were planning a dance class for Autism Dance Day at Pineapple Performing Arts in April for Parent Carers and to create ‘Strictly Autism’ for 2025 .
I will miss my dear friend a genuine kind caring human being . He will always be a 10 for me 💜
– Anna Kennedy OBE
Lisa Robins shares
Robin was a kind hearted man with a lovely smile and from from the moment I went to meet him and Anna rehearsing for the ‘peoples Strictly’ I knew him and Anna would become good friends. He was an amazing supporter of our charity Anna Kennedy Online and would attend our events as he loved them so much . He will be truly missed very much by our Anna Kennedy Online family. RIP Robin xx
We are heartbroken to hear the news of Robin’s passing. He was a true friend to the charity and he will be dearly missed.
Rest In Peace Robin Windsor
1979 – 2024
Council Ordered to Pay £15,000 After Child Misses Two Years of Schooling Due to Failings
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has instructed North Northamptonshire Council to pay nearly £15,000 due to their errors, which resulted in a child missing two years of education.
Mr and Mrs B lodged a complaint stating that the council had failed to provide a personal assistant for their daughter, Miss K, as outlined in her Education Health and Care (EHC) plan from Summer 2021 to September 2023. This failure meant Miss K couldn’t attend school properly.
Miss K was supposed to have a personal assistant (TA) for one hour each weekday morning to help with learning independent living skills, as stated in her EHC plan. Despite repeated requests from her parents, the council didn’t provide this special educational provision. Even after complaints were made in June 2022, the council failed to act.
It wasn’t until May 2023 that the council began searching for a personal assistant, with one finally starting work in September 2023.
Following an investigation, the Ombudsman found significant faults on the council’s part. They didn’t follow Miss K’s plan, neglected to inform her parents of their decisions, and were slow in addressing complaints.
To rectify the situation, the Ombudsman ordered the council to complete the review of Miss K’s EHC plan promptly and inform her parents of the outcome. Additionally, the council must apologise to Mr and Mrs B and compensate them for the missed support, distress caused, and the time and trouble they faced due to the council’s inadequate response to their complaints.
The council has agreed to comply with these instructions.
The LGO’s findings can be found here:
Anna’s guests at Women’s Radio Station were Kellie Barker and Corinne Bryan
My name is Kellie Barker, I’m 45, I live in Kent and I have three children 21, 15, and 9.
My youngest son has a complex diagnosis of Autism & SEND, I grew up in a house that fostered with my birth family and many children coming and going throughout my childhood. My Parents are and were great advocates for all children and as a young carer myself, I have taken this engrained belief from my early years into adulthood, I have one birth sibling Daniel, he too is a fierce advocate and works globally advocating for children.
Who would know that our own birth children would develop such skills as young carers years later, they definitely all have advocating in their blood – it is natural to them .
I love a bargain and a good rummage round the shops when I get time. My latest addiction is Vinted, the online recycled clothes app, and have vowed to buy less new things this year and start recycling what we have, to reduce waste, I’ve also started to drive an electric car.
I love mint aero chocolate and ALL puddings.
I’m Corinne and we are a family who are neurodivergent. My sons are autistic and we often have many food struggles, due to sensory processing. I’ve always found that beige, repetitive foods(like chicken nuggets, chips, smiley faces, toast) are a firm favourite. I spent much of their early years worrying about their diet variety and not eating as much as other children do but in time I’ve come to accept and understand that as long as their eating something it’s better than nothing at all.
This is why I’m really passionate about safe foods being always accessible at all times.
This range with Born anxious is something I’m really excited about- to have clothing designs that represent the safe food our children eat in a fun way is amazing!
Can’t Eat Won’t Eat – Collection