Susie Bennett, 43, lives in Teesside and has been using the services of Driving Miss Daisy for 3 years.
“I was born in 1974, with cerebral palsy. Back in the 70’s I initially attended a special school that was recommended via the local hospital, but then I went on to mainstream senior school. When I left sixth form, I immediately started working for Cleveland County Council and then went on to work for 20 years at Stockton on Tees Borough Council. Before leaving there, I taught maths and English to adults that couldn’t read and write.
I have never let my disability stop me from living my life, although a lot of people don’t get out because of the effort it takes to travel and I can understand that.