The etymology of Social Security: From Safety and Care to Disdain and Unworthiness

The following is a post built on thoughts by Dave Burns | @daveburns422    Has anyone else noticed a drift into a change in the language we use to explain the benefit system?  “Social Security” has somehow been replaced in the press and parliament by the words “Credits” and “Benefits” – Americanism’s that are generally… Continue reading The etymology of Social Security: From Safety and Care to Disdain and Unworthiness

What does it mean to be ‘fit/unfit-to-work’?

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’?

Latest revelations prove the government know they’re causing deaths.

  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.

How it feels for far too many people with a disability in Tory Britain

Fear of, and actual judgement is extremely debilitating. Causing lonelines, worsening health, suffering and even death If you have a disability, fluctuating condition, or any health issue that you’re trying to manage, improve or recover from then the current engineered culture has meant you’re in a lose-lose situation.  If you try improve/recover or make the… Continue reading How it feels for far too many people with a disability in Tory Britain