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
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…
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?
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
This has been the week some readers may know where my apparent nemesis, Sue Marsh, has made a very big deal about the fact she got thrown off the panel of a Channel 5 live slanging match on benefit reforms, where in her own words, her ‘supporters’, appear to be referring to it as the … Continue reading I do not mind being unpopular
The term 'disability' is something I have grown up with all my life but I was 17 before I understood what it meant at that time, in terms of being a part of an oppressed minority. But the term has changed over the last 20 years and I fear it has now become meaningless, a … Continue reading Disability Is Just a Label
I am aware a vocal minor of my twitter followers because i am just being controversial to cause a reaction but I do actually stand by what I say and happy to explain anything to the nth degree if someone would give me a chance. I have my own opinion and I am not a … Continue reading I stand by what I say