Observations of a professional hospital patient

Regular readers may have noticed I have been somewhat quiet for a while and this is because I have been in hospital for 3 weeks with a foot infection and liver infection. I thought it would be useful to offer some observations as a professional patient. By this, I mean someone who despite looking harmless … Continue reading Observations of a professional hospital patient

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What is a Personal Assistant?

For many years disabled people, like myself, who have needed care and support have employed personal assistants (PA), using monies from the government, instead of using care agencies. While disabled people once had to fight hard to employ a PA, in recent years the government has recognised the benefits they bring as they have encouraged … Continue reading What is a Personal Assistant?

‘Atos Declares Coma Patients Fit’ and Other Disability Related Welfare Urban Myths

Since the start of the welfare reforms in 2010, I have noticed a number of urban myths being created which I would like to unpick for a moment. I say urban myths as the examples I will give are shortcut statements that appear to have no origin or have any meaningful evidence to support them. … Continue reading ‘Atos Declares Coma Patients Fit’ and Other Disability Related Welfare Urban Myths