Do carers really know best?

I dislike the term 'carer' for a number of reasons as well as the whole carer rhetoric, although I am quite aware that this is an sensitive subject for most people.  Throughout my life, the term 'carer' has been used to undermine my intelligence as someone most people regard as needing someone to look after … Continue reading Do carers really know best?

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Blaming WCA for suicides is cruel and unforgivable

It has almost become a fact that the Work Capacity Assessment is linked to suicides and other deaths. A recent piece of academic research claimed that in total, the assessment has claimed 590 suicihdes. However, I would like to suggest the truth is very different. In exploring the recent research, the National figure of 590 came … Continue reading Blaming WCA for suicides is cruel and unforgivable

WCA May Have Failed But What Activists Want Is Worse

The Work Capacity Assessment (WCA) for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has been controversial to many people, and there has been plenty of calls for it to be scrapped. I am therefore somewhat bemused by the mute response to the government's commitment to do just that in the spending review.Despite what many believe I have … Continue reading WCA May Have Failed But What Activists Want Is Worse

WCA may have failed but what activists want is worse

The Work Capacity Assessment (WCA) for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has been controversial to many people, and there has been plenty of calls for it to be scrapped. I am therefore somewhat bemused by the mute response to the government’s commitment to do just that in the spending review.Despite what many believe I have said, I have never said … Continue reading WCA may have failed but what activists want is worse