Hi, my name is Diane. I was born and brought up in South Africa. I was sighted until I lost my sight in my mid 20’s due to arterial meningitis. I moved to the UK in 2000 and lived and worked in Brighton for 15 years. I met a wonderful woman, called Andrea, who lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland 6 years ago. She told me she was never moving back to Great Britain so I had to move to Northern Ireland. It was Belfast or bust!
I am passionate about equal rights for all and of course I love being out and about with my guide dog. I love reading and cooking. I have just recently taken on paid work for an organisation which works across the Northern Irish healthcare service. This fulfils my dream of getting back into paid full time work.