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#ESAEndGame - Get Involved In & Spread the Word About a New #SpartacusReport

@suey2y (Sue Marsh) is at it again. Despite her own significant ill health, she has campaigned relentlessly for the rights and dignity of benefit claimants, and is now at the helm of a new initiative gathering stories of hundreds of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants to present to the mainstream media – a second…

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Patients' Blogs

Spartacus Strikes Back - The Truth About Atos and the WCA

A report has been released today by disabled campaigners highlighting the often harrowing experiences that sick and disabled people face due to the infamous Work Capability Assessment (WCA). 741 more words

Welfare Reform

There are two propositions which are generally held to be true.

The first is that politicians sometimes/often/always lie; and the second, is that for there to be any semblance of democracy, there needs to be accurate information available to the electorate from a diversity of viewpoints.

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Days 182 & 183

Didn’t manage a post yesterday, but I can report that I’ve been to a conference today. The Netroots UK conference at Congress House brings together activists at the cutting edge of campaigning to share ideas and opinions in a series of workshops and discussions sessions. 329 more words

The Spartacus report, service users and personal budgets

An interview with the authors of Supporting People.


Peter Beresford, Jennie Fleming and Suzy Croft are among the co-authors of a book published last May entitled Supporting people: Towards a person-centred approach. 1,028 more words

Equality And Diversity

Why Labour cannot rely on Anti-Tory votes alone

“Compassionate Conservatism is dead. Contemptuous Conservatism has taken its place,” declared Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary and, until recently, coordinator of Labour’s policy review (a small-scale reshuffle by Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband, resulted in Byrne being taken off this brief and… 1,061 more words

Public Opinion

Join the idea behind Cuddle Day

I have been discussing issues with three engaged women (not by a ring on the finger incidentally – engaged in the political sense) on the Mental Health and Wider Disability Movement facebook group – which is a private group. 359 more words