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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


Off lead .... On the beach. 

Mummy was meant to be at home all day. Mummy got a text at 8:30 last night. Mummy went to work this morning :(

She made it up to us though cause not only have we been to the beach round the corner BUT I was also allowed off my lead. 233 more words


Benefits its not a fun life

I find that people tend to judge when you say you are not working, the immediate assumption you are taking the piss on benefits. I find a lot of it is based on channel 5 and their lovely benefit series, benefit wedding, 12 years old and living on benefits, I have 15 kids all on benefits. 35 more words


Disability Benefits Consortium's survey of welfare rights advisers

The Disability Benefits Consortium is a coalition of over 60 charities campaigning for a fairer benefits system for people with long-term conditions and their carers. 156 more words

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Random Post - Sharon Kirkwood (Pip for Purple Raspberry.uk)

Purple Raspberry is the studio of a British photographer – only named as “Pip” – based near Bicester in Oxfordshire. She describes her life-path thus: 261 more words

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Minutes of the Oldham meeting

The minutes of the last GMWRAG meeting, held in Oldham (in the distant Summer that was July 2015) are now available for download and on… 98 more words


You what?

I’m sat on the settee minding my own business in my own home when there is a knock at the door.

My wife goes to see how it is and its a guy who lives with his parents next door, he has come to say hello (we have lived here over two years). 319 more words