Over the last few months, the focus of the apparent war on welfare reforms is to suggest that it is now 'cruel and inhumane' to assess people with impairments and chronic illnesses for benefits. The accusation has been turned into political fact where even on a Channel 4 news debate on disability, a Conservative minister … Continue reading Why is it now inhumane to assess me?
There is currently a lot of talk about adult social care and the level of funding it receives. Clearly, more money is needed but I feel it is important that new monies are allocated in the most effective way, and that any ineffective or wasteful spending is reviewed. It is important that the national government and … Continue reading What could adult social care look like in 2046?
It has been a general statement of the 'disability movement' for many years that people with impairments are automatically the experts in the issues that affects them. This has seen the rise of user-led organisations who are seen as the 'preferred supplier' by the local and national governments regarding being the voice of 'disabled people'. This statement … Continue reading Disabled people are not always the experts
I have always assumed that other activists shared my understanding of inclusion, as they have been saying the right words that led me to my understanding over the last twenty years. I have therefore been confused and frustrated to understand why in recent years they have radically changed their tune, now focusing on welfare issues … Continue reading How many people really understand inclusion?
I have suggested for a few years that what is now considered the mainstream 'disability movement', made popular in the same context as Corbyn, are focused on the exclusion and by default, eugenics, of people with impairments. This is a strong allegation but two events in the last seven days have confirmed to me that … Continue reading When did promoting inclusion become a hate crime?