First published Huffington Post 06.04.2017 In the first of my PIP Diaries I explored how finding myself thrown into the process of being reassessed for the new Personal Independence Payment made me feel. After being placed on an indefinite award for the so called “disability benefit” Disability Living Allowance thatRead More about My PIP Diary Part Two – The Battle Through Paperwork Mountain
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This the first in a series of diaries charting my journey as I am assessed for the new Personal Independence Payment. In 1981 my spine collapsed, leaving me paralysed. After I came out of hospital I applied for two benefits called Attendance Allowance and Mobility Allowance. I was assessed byRead More about My P.I.P. Diary – The Saga Begins
Oh dear, I’ve been rather remiss on my website updates recently but I can blame it on being too busy actually writing stuff for publication. My Huffington Post column has been a hive of activity so if you haven’t seen them be ready for a lot of reading. Trust meRead More about Huffington Round Up
Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone, or just don’t own a TV, radio or computer, you must know about the government welfare minister Lord Freud and his recent comments about some disabled people not being worth the National Minimum Wage. In response to this Shape Arts have started aRead More about #2fingersto2pounds Twitter Campaign!
I have been a busy boy recently. As August drew to a close, I found myself reflecting on what it means to be getting old. I had just celebrated my 49th birthday, and as my parents were told I wouldn’t make it past the age of 5 the factRead More about Huffington Frenzy and other stories.
Sorry for the radio silence but to be honest I’ve been crazy busy since coming out of hospital. Luckily everything went well with my surgery and my scar is healing so quickly it already is hard to see. Nice! As part of my recovery I have had to stay inRead More about Out of Hospital & Better Than Ever!