Can people be more positive?

On social media and in other forums, I meet a lot of people, especially disabled people, who are quite negative about their situation and I must wonder to myself, can people be possible? I strongly believe that attitude is everything and for example it is not often the amount of money that causes poverty but … Continue reading Can people be more positive?

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The difference between care and support

Within social care many people including those in government talk about care and support like they are the same thing when I feel they are slightly different and relate well to my understanding of wellbeing and inclusion.In the context, I see care as maintaining wellbeing and ensuring people do not go backwards in terms of … Continue reading The difference between care and support

The refusal to take responsibility

I believe it is so important to understand that rights are meaningless without responsibilities and what gives us our true freedom is to take responsibilities for our own actions as individuals.It could be argued that collectives are a mechanism for some to demand rights without a willingness to take responsibility for one's actions as individuals … Continue reading The refusal to take responsibility

What could meaningful contribution look like?

I talk all the time about meaningful contribution to society but what do I mean and what could it look like? It is very clear I do not just mean employment but a much wider concept where it is about the effort someone puts in rather than the attainment.So it could also include education, employment, … Continue reading What could meaningful contribution look like?

Second Class Assumptions

If you carefully examine much of the campaigning done in the name of disabled people you will find that much of it assumes disabled people are second class citizens and reinforces this. By this, I mean it is often generally portrayed that people with impairments are poor, unemployed and have low expectations.While in specific definitions … Continue reading Second Class Assumptions

Silent Knights

A silent knight is someone who contributes good into the world in a way no one recognises or will ever realise. These are not so much unsung heros as unsung heros are public in their contributions and the value they provide is measured in a very middle class simplistic manner of how others perceive good deeds.  A silent knight … Continue reading Silent Knights