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Mistrust and discrimination - or empowerment and aspiration?

A conversation with a colleague earlier this week made me think about what’s really wrong with this Government’s disability policy. I know disabled people are set up to fail by the actions of DWP and JobCentre Plus, that the Work Capability Assessment is a disaster, that many disabled people will have their independence compromised by the change from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment, that “protection” of the “most vulnerable” (whoever they are!) from cuts is merely a rhetorical illusion, that cuts in funding to local authorities and the closure of the Independent Living Fund are undermining social care – to list just a few aspects of this Government’s lamentable record. 565 more words


Treating poor people like scum and robbing them of any meaningful existence

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,188

Monday 24 August 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

In your one dimensional world in which you know the price of everything but the value of nothing, ordinary people are being driven into a twilight world deprived of all value, meaning and self worth. 474 more words

Keith Lindsay-Cameron

Vicious Vulnerability

Guest blog by members of the Spartacus Network

Vulnerability seemed to be last week’s buzz word. Are people on JSA with mental health problems “vulnerable”? Should society only support the “most vulnerable”? 858 more words


The UK, where those with the broadest shoulders bear the greatest burden

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,146

Monday 13 July 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

The progress of humanity has led to me enjoying and appreciating the comfort and security of living on Disability Living Allowance. 413 more words

DPAC to return to scene of high-profile protest

Original post from Disabled Go News


Disabled activists are planning a return to parliament next week, just a fortnight after they caused national headlines by trying to invade prime minister’s questions. 306 more words


Can you really call yourself an activist ?

We all have our pet hates, things that for some reason have struck a chord, a company, a government policy, fracking, housing, cuts, NHS….etc. What ever we have chosen to support it is one of a hundred and one things we could have chosen to take to task. 634 more words

‘If we don’t protect ILF funds we risk casting thousands back into institutional care’

Original post from Community Care

‘…………By Neil Taggart, director of operations, FitzRoy

The closure of the Independent Living Fund means disability organisations are needed now more than ever to ensure decades of progress are not lost, writes FitzRoy’s Neil Taggart… 552 more words