Public Services: Cost must always be a part of making decisions

Human rights were originally designed to provide every individual with the same level of protection from the abusive and oppressive policies and practises exercised by any state.  Now human rights are too often used to provide selective individuals, often based on protected characteristics, like gender or impairment, a priority access to certain services as an absolute … Continue reading Public Services: Cost must always be a part of making decisions

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Supporting people to manage their mental health

The term disabled people is now used to cover the needs of an awful lot of people and I am concerned it is used to hide diversity of needs and eligibility between different people with impairments. A human rights agenda only sees disability as a protected characteristic or label, where everyone with that characteristic is regarded as … Continue reading Supporting people to manage their mental health

It is time to talk about the UN and Disability

A lot has been made about United Nation's Committee of the rights on right of people with disabilities report on whether the UK had made grave systematic failings under the UN's Convention with the same name. The headline is that the UN has called the Tory government and its welfare reforms a 'human catastrophe', which … Continue reading It is time to talk about the UN and Disability