It seems very fashionable to hate the British government right now and blame it for everything bad that happening under the government. It is certainly true this government has some terrible ideas and there have done themselves no favours in the way they have delivered their messages. David Cameron is not a great leader as he … Continue reading Good to Hate?
Yesterday I was asked if, or maybe rather told, I was a Tory. I am sure maybe people would say I was but I believe it is not that simple if you really want to understand the bigger picture. Many policies have many advantages and disadvantages, with a whole range of stakeholders from many viewpoints … Continue reading Understanding the bigger picture
The recent battle between 'disabled people' and the government has been portrayed by the majority of the media as a battle of fairness and the rights of disabled people. I would like to argue that in reality that the attempts to stop the reform of DLA is a dark cloud that could potentially halt and … Continue reading Potential cost of accepting a benefits culture
While this may be seen as quite a sweeping question, I feel it must now be asked. How can many disabled people not be seen as having issues with themselves when they are prepared to label themselves as "the broken of Britain". The old movement always expected a degree of self loathing of its members … Continue reading Do disabled people hate themselves?
In this quick article, I would like to refer you to this link of myself doing in a virtual presentation on Gamification and Disability;http://blog.edu.gr/archives/1135The first reason for this is a thank you to Train4Success and secondly to provide a demonstration of Secondlife as a virtual training aid. Secondlife is still in its infancy and a … Continue reading My Other Life
I believe over the last 20 years or so, the role of organisations which consider themselves to be 'charities' has began quite muddles. Many of them as become simply service providers, often for local or national government, and the whole aim of 'Big Society' in to thrust the bulk of government services into the hands … Continue reading Turning Charities into Businesses
When I was on my teens, my local council really pushed the participation of disabled people into a wide range of sporting activities. I took up every opportunity that was offered to me, having a go at as many sports as I could. I always believed everyone should have an opportunity to try a wide … Continue reading Have A Go…
I am very pleased to report that this is my 100th post in this Viewpoint blog, and that it has now been several months since I have start posting almost every week day.The posts remain a part of my way to campaign and inform on a wide range of issues, as well as letting off … Continue reading Celebrating 100 posts
Despite all the concerns of the problems with the current social care system in the UK, it must be acknowledged that our system is probably the best in the world and certainly in comparison to America and the rest of Europe.The concept of people living in their own homes has been nationally embedded as the preferred option … Continue reading Our wonderful social care
In many areas of the country there is specialist door to door training aimed at disabled people often called ring and ride, dial-a-ride or something similar. They are often a cross between a taxi and a bus, providing door to door transport around the houses as each vehicle may pick up and drop off a … Continue reading Patronising Transport