Atos’ Exit is a defeat for REAL disabled people

The last 7 days has seen the government’s welfare reforms hit crisis point with the ATOS Healthcare withdrawal from the WCA assessments and the immediate suspension of repeat assessments, leaving 1000s of fit people on benefit they do not need. Many groups are rejoicing at the announcement, wanting to take credit for this happening including … Continue reading Atos’ Exit is a defeat for REAL disabled people

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If You Are Going to Threaten People to Pay Their Bill…

Regardless of what anyone says, language is very important and getting the right words in the right order can make all the difference in the world. And this is why when I received two similar letters in the same envelope from my energy company informing me of a 'notice to terminate' both my gas and … Continue reading If You Are Going to Threaten People to Pay Their Bill…

Do Disability Charities Really Help Anyone?

By 'Disability Charities' I am referring to the big impairment specific charities that has dominated the scene for over half a century like Scope, Leonard Cheshire, MENCAP, RNIB and Action on Hearing. These monolithic organisations, primarily run by non-disabled people, have dominated the disability agenda and due to their income and assets, are much larger … Continue reading Do Disability Charities Really Help Anyone?

Britain Is the Best Country for Disabled People

While the welfare reforms has brought a large amount of attention to the supposed plight of disabled people, I fear it is often ignoring the bigger picture, and ignoring the experience of disabled people living in the UK, in comparison to other countries. I would like to propose that even if we take the cuts … Continue reading Britain Is the Best Country for Disabled People