The following was written by @suejone02063672 | It was originally posted on kittysjones.wordpress.com The Government has persistently ignored calls for a full assessment of the impact of Welfare, Social Care and NHS reform on disabled people and their families. The number of households with a disabled family member living in “absolute poverty” increased by 10%… Continue reading The government response to the WoW petition is irrational, incoherent nonsense on stilts
The following was written by Sib | @Film2240 I’m a professional filmmaker with autism. I’m also a full-time equality and disability rights campaigner who is passionate about making the world a better place for everyone. I am currently running a crowdfunding campaign and was wondering if you, the reader, could help me spread the… Continue reading My Life on Camera: A unique look into the world through the eyes of a person with Autism
The following was written by Pauline Lane | @Antonineone1 For a period of thirteen years I worked for various charities including the CAB, and an independent housing charity with a housing advice line. This was in the south of England, and I know situations are different in other areas; I simply want to relay my… Continue reading Story of a severely disabled man in his late 70’s being forced out of his home
Now that we’ve succeeded in Corbyn’s momentous victory, and it was we as a collective that achieved it, our next challenge (amongst various others while in opposition) is to assist in the victory of Corbyn and Labour in the 2020 general election. I’ve had this petition sent to me through a comment on this post regarding… Continue reading A prerequisite for #solidarity
Why has there been a rise in the number of people claiming disability related benefits over the last few decades? Some consider it a dramatic rise that they wrongly assume is caused by ‘abuse of the system’, but they’re wrong, there has been a rise simply because there are genuinely more people with disabilities, with… Continue reading Disability benefit claims rose as there are now more people with disabilities, the system isn’t being abused.
For starters, the obsession with fitness/able-ness to work is abhorrent, this obsession of labelling how able/disabled someone is, is abhorrent, this obsession with defining ourselves, defining our ‘worth’, based upon being able to work is abhorrent, life ISN’T just about work, at least it shouldn’t be. There isn’t some universal magical line that separates someone… Continue reading What does it mean to be ‘fit/unfit-to-work’?
The recent revelations surrounding the supposed ‘training‘ given to DWP staff on what to do if a recipient says they’re going to self-harm or commit suicide is simply passing the blame onto people that are unprepared, untrained and unqualified. They shouldn’t be dealing with such delicate circumstances, we are talking about human life here,… Continue reading Latest revelations prove the government know they’re causing deaths.