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
Just when I thought the topic of disability and sex couldn’t get more media focus, something else catches their attention. Alongside the proposal from Becky Adams to open a special “Disabled Only” brothel that I explored in my last blog there is now the story of Chris Fulton who isRead More about Has the everyone just started taking crazy pills?
I did plan to write a blog about the various proposed changes in what assistance disabled people get via benefits and care packages, but I actually feel that everyone would do better to visit the Disability Now website, or read the current issue of the magazine. The team there haveRead More about Don’t read this… read that
Further to my last blog, I recently attended an event where I met a fellow disabled person who was the card to hold when playing disability Top Trumps. Not only was he a wheelchair user who had a weakened right arm, but he also was loosing his sight due toRead More about "Scapegoat – Part 2"
If I’m honest the subject of this blog has me shaking with a mixture of anger and sadness that is making it a little hard to know what to type into my keyboard. However, I feel it is so important that I challenge the hypocrisy of the current scapegoating ofRead More about We’re for the Chop… or "My Life as a Scapegoat"