Empowering People With Impairments Towards Inclusion

An exploration of the current status of people with impairments within British society, specifically those with significant impairments, as well as the psychological and sociological meaning of inclusion and how it can be practically achieved for real people in real situations from a lived experience perspective.Good afternoon everybody, and as you should already know, my … Continue reading Empowering People With Impairments Towards Inclusion

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If you call me vulnerable one more time…

It is rare for the media to be talking about people with impairments without referring to them as being vulnerable, especially in terms of being part of ‘the most vulnerable members of society’. I would argue their use of the terms in a strong indicator of the general deep rooted prejudices towards people with impairments, … Continue reading If you call me vulnerable one more time…

Beware of user led organisations

 A user led organisation is an organisation which has been set up by users of a specific section of society with a specific location whether that be ‘disabled people’ generally, users of a specific service, or have a specific impairment, with the intention of representing users on various issues or providing user-led services to local … Continue reading Beware of user led organisations

Does the government have a ‘carers know best’ policy?

While the public may be aware that the government inspects health and social care services through an organisation called Care Quality Commission, what is less know is that as well as full time qualified inspectors, the organisation also uses people with experience of using services to inspect services along side these inspectors, known as Experts … Continue reading Does the government have a ‘carers know best’ policy?

I am ‘really disabled’ and I feel pushed out of society by Labour

 Welfare benefits for people with impairments are once again in the media with the political correct left attacking the government for not implementing changes to PIP to ensure more people with lesser impairments can receive it. The government is, in my opinion, quite right to say that in a world of limited resources that the … Continue reading I am ‘really disabled’ and I feel pushed out of society by Labour