Author: Claire Hill

Claire Hill was born in Cheshire and is married with three children and five grandchildren. She and her husband now live in East Sussex. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama where she did the teacher’s course, qualifying as a teacher of English and Drama in the mid 70’s . Claire started teaching in London, but also taught in Bradford, Kent and East Sussex ( as well as abroad briefly). She has taught every age group from 4 -18/adults, in primary, secondary and special schools. Claire has co-authored a Drama text book and is also a dyslexia specialist, having studied for a post grad whilst teaching. She likes dogs, reading, writing, theatre, cooking, gardening and listening to music ( all kinds).

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

Mental handicap seen through the ages

Claire Hill

Nowadays a child in need of special help gets “statemented” for SEN. Claire’s brother spent his life incarcerated due to mental handicap