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
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
Recently I have written several articles for the online publication The Huffington Post and the disability magazine PosAbility exploring many current issues of great importance to disabled people like me. Much of the press has also covered the very same issues, gaining views from from all sides of the politicalRead More about Welcome to the World of Tomorrow – one of your making?
My latest column has gone live on the Huffington Post. This one is called Thoughts From a Sickbed and explores the issues of hidden disabilities, illness and work. Hope you like it. Be great to hear what you think too.Read More about New column in the Huffington Post
I have just had another column go live at the Huffington Post. It’s called Not Going To Take It Sitting Down, which as well as being a line from one of my old songs is a play on words about the current situation faced by disabled people in the UKRead More about Latest Huffington Post Column
Yet again the press is filled with the story of a campaigner who are going to court to end the terrible suffering of their life as a disabled person. This it is Paul Lamb who is claiming that his life is should be ended at the hands of the medicalRead More about Right to Die? Right to Live is better!