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Excellent blog post about the funding crisis for ASD in Cornwall… as i live here and my son starts his ASD pathway assesments next week this one is close to home… Dxxx

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this morning l have taken mum shopping and did the recycling. I’m probably no different to what most of the uk are doing right now. In the UK Sunday trading hours means the capitalist urge of consuming all of the planet’s resources in one day will have to stop at 4 o’clock  today(well you  always have the  internet to shop until your bank account is empty) of course income levels decide what people can or cannot afford  to spend and if you are a vulnerable adult in Britain , this means spending very little or next to nothing on just about everything and  this is where the real problems really begin when you talk about the future. The funding situation with Cornwall People First isn’t really a question about the charity itself but how people with learning disabilities are going to play an active role in the Duchy when the county has no money? (this question  relates to Autism…

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Happy Now?

Great article straight to the points… Dxxx

Katyboo1's Weblog

It is day four in the Big Brexit house.

I had hoped after Friday’s absolute catastrophe of a day that the country might somehow magically rally over the weekend. I mean, when you plunge your country into possible ruin on the promise of a golden future that will allow it to rise like a phoenix from the flames, you have a plan, right?

As it turns out, you don’t. The only person that seems to have any plan at all, and be acting on it rather than just spouting meaningless Churchillian rhetoric is Nicola Sturgeon, and I can’t even vote for her.

I was distraught and angry on Friday. I had hoped to feel better by today. Instead I am running on barely controlled rage and getting more enraged by the moment.

Here are a few things I am furious about:

Firstly, leave voters telling me to calm down. I’m sorry…

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My thoughts go out to this lady this kind of thing is happening all to often… Hugs huni your not alone… Dxxx

You've gotta have Gumption....

I’m sat here broken and sobbing.

I just had one of the most humiliating experiences a person can have, and the worst part?

It won’t be the last time.

It’s a sunny Tuesday afternoon. I’ve just had my hair done for the first time in a year; my boyfriend arrives tomorrow and we are off on holiday with the family at the weekend. I’m smiling, and excited as I park my van near my daughters school, ready to collect my children. In the playground Mums and Nans tell me how great it is to see me, and how good I’m looking after a week or so off the radar, poorly. It’s quite lovely, and their kindness and words mean the world to me, when I have been feeling so low.

I collect my youngest two, and meander back to the car, noticing a traffic cone on the pavement blocking my…

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Another 12th of May missed by me, i just dont have the energy to be WCA fit and have any kind of a life. Being found fit doesnt mean you are and the more i take on the more fit, folk think i am. That couldnt be further from the truth of pain and confusion led tiredness… just keeping it together by will alone… shareing this blog as a stab at compensation as its such a good article… take care folks… Dxxx

Utting-Wolff Spouts

Further disability cuts are on the way in the UK, as per announcement. Workfare instead of Welfare still sounds reasonable to the ordinary, able-bodied, so called hard-working citizen who has no experience of disability or chronic disease and who is fortunate enough to bumble along in a bubble of delicious, wonderful humdrum life consisting of office gossip. work lunches, decisions as to whether to buy a new car this or next year, and move to a nicer area as well as annual family holidays and expired yoga passes that need a top up.

No amount of awareness raising for a chronic, debilitating disease will poke holes in those lovely bubbles of normality. Maybe it is human nature, after all, compassion fatigue is an ailment of our times. Compassion fatigue is the underbelly of too much information about too many miserable conditions, humanitarian crises and natural disasters scourging societies. People who…

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The state of mental health services … Seems there are little or no services… Dxxx

A warning for people on medication for depression…Dxxx

Beastrabban\'s Weblog

This is a warning based on my personal experience. Like many people, I suffer from depression, for which I am, thankfully, on medication. However, the government, David Cameron, George Osborne, the head of the health service, Jeremy Hunt, and their corporate paymasters seem to resent the fact that so many people in Britain now are on medicine to treat this condition. So they’re doing their best to throw people off it. About a year or so I had to go to my doctor again for an examination after I had a repeat prescription turned down. I was told that because the government was concerned about the mental wellbeing of sufferers like myself, they were stopping automatic repeat conditions in order to make people see their doctors. It is, I was told, a condition that can get worse, and so it had been decided that sufferers like myself had to be…

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Braking news on PIP…

Same Difference

As I type, Stephen Crabb MP is making a statement in the House of Commons.

On the proposed PIP cuts, he said:

“Personal Independence Payments were introduced to be a more modern and dynamic benefit to help cover the extra costs faced by disabled people, something its predecessor benefit DLA didn’t do. PIP is designed to focus support on those with the greatest need.”

And he said this works-  22% PIP claimants getting highest level of support compared to 16% DLA claimants.

“Before Christmas the Government held a consultation on how part of the PIP assessment works in relation to aids and appliances. As the Prime Minister indicated on Friday, I can tell the House that we will not be going ahead with the changes to PIP that had been put forward.”

“Behind every statistic there is a human being.”

“We have no further plans to make welfare savings” beyond…

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Really important blog post please read… Dxxx

juniordoctorblog.com

Jeremy Hunt has gone nuclear and in a statement on 11th February announced forced contract imposition.

You may have heard the story of this dispute as told by Jeremy Hunt- it goes like this.
‘People have less good care at weekends in hospital, because junior doctors are not available. We should have a seven day NHS. We need more junior doctors on weekends but we can’t pay for this, so we will need to make it cheaper. We have to impose a contract to do this.’

This is mostly rubbish. juniordoctorblog explains the dispute so far.


Why aren’t there enough junior doctors at the weekend?
I personally work 1 in 4 weekends and nights already- every single patient admitted, 24/7, is seen immediately by a junior doctor – that might be the senior A&E registrar, or the general surgical or medical registrar. We have a ‘banding’ supplement that acts as a…

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From our lovely Jayne, keeping you in my thoughts huni and so angry on your behalf… Dxxx

jaynelinney

Before Christmas I attended an emergency interim appointment with my psychotherapist, (I’m still waiting regular appointments 2 years after referral); this was due to my continuous depression and dissociation becoming dangerous, I was constantly fighting thoughts of suicide . Because the S word was used, my therapist was obliged to write to my GP, which then led to my carer being compelled to inform the DWP of a change in my circumstances; what amazed me was, this reported change resulted in me having to complete a new claim!

Why the DWP feel a deterioration in mental health would be helped by having to go through the process of a new claim I’ve no idea? Anyway my carer duly filled in the form, and on page 31, other information, he stated HE was both my full time carer and would be acting as my representative, this was then sent off along with the…

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Excellent article about ‘relitive’ poverty… Right there with you… Dxxx

kathleen kerridge

This is a post about a subject very close to home.  My home.  It is about politicians who wouldn’t know poverty if it chewed on their overpaid arses.

It’s about, in part, Jamie Oliver.

Now, to put this out there, I love Jamie.  For years and years, I idolised the man.  He taught me to cook, when I could barely operate a Pot Noodle and we lived off Smash (dehydrated potatoes) and pasta (we even overcooked that).  I would watch all his shows and learn, slowly, from the TV.  In less than a year, I was able to cook a three course meal for 15 people.  Gourmet became easy and I was soon laughing my way through 3 meat roasts and cooked-from-scratch curries.  I owe my skill in the kitchen to Jamie.  I have a lot to thank him for.

Jamie Oliver was good to watch, when I had money.  Before…

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