The government response to the WoW petition is irrational, incoherent nonsense on stilts

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

Supporting Services for Recovery: Campaign Manifesto

The following is from Mark Gawthorpe | @no_recoverycuts Please also support Mark’s petition by clicking – Stop the threatened cut of £1m from the budgets of local Drug and Alcohol Services.   Supporting Services for Recovery: Campaign Manifesto Introduction Who would regard ex-criminals or people recovering from drug and alcohol problems as having a fundamental and essential… Continue reading Supporting Services for Recovery: Campaign Manifesto

Disability benefit claims rose as there are now more people with disabilities, the system isn’t being abused.

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.

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.

Don’t be fooled by the ‘helping those most in need’/’most vulnerable’ rhetoric

By anonymous If you’re fussy about correct grammar or bothered by swearing then don’t read this. I needed to get this out from rattling inside my brain, eating the fuck away at me, I needed to get this out for me!! If like me you are going through ‘stuff’ then I really hope I don’t upset… Continue reading Don’t be fooled by the ‘helping those most in need’/’most vulnerable’ rhetoric