Originally posted on jaynelinney:
I was catching up on blogs this morning and came across a question asked by the ever brilliant Tom Pride (i), who wondered whether we are so afraid of the rich, we fail to call them to account; then there was an excellent post by Jim Grundy in Think Left (ii) who wrote…

Why We’re Not Benefit Scroungers

Press release come guest blog by Aida Aleksia who’s new book will be out soon and here gives you the opportunity to read it in ebook format… Dxxx Why We’re Not Benefit Scroungers  Life with chronic illness or disability in modern Britain   New book on what the welfare system is really like for people…

A Call to Arms- PIP Needs You

Hi All, time for another guest post this is regarding the coming PIP regulations FibroGirl, and 500,000 disabled people are  asking for your help… Dxxx A call to arms – PIP needs you I was moved to roll up my campaigning sleeves late in 2011 when I finally dipped my toes in the water of twitter…

When Will This Stop and Our Right to Support be Recognised…

Recently the We Are Spartacus Community released the Peoples Review if the WCA (Work Capability Assessment) it contained many harrowing accounts of how genuinely sick and disabled people where being denied ESA ( Employment Support Allowance).  Exposing the ritual humiliation and dehumanising process that is WCA. Well as if that wasn’t bad enough the same…

We Are Spartacus Release Peoples Review of the WCA

Hi Folks just a quickie today… family permitting… 🙂 Just to let you know the We Are Spartacus Community have released another report this one is all about the realities of the Work Capability Assessment, and how those who are being assessed, are cooping with that reality… this is a peoples review, it’s not written by…

Originally posted on Disability in Furness:
I have heard some shocking things about this county of ours but what I have heard just now about the future of speech therapy in Cumbria has really made myself and other parents livid. Most of the parents I speak to haven’t seen hide nor hair of a speech…

More Conditionality for the Sick…

It seems that the sick are to be subjected to more conditionality to receive sickness benefit. The government plan to announce a new 25 million  trial scheme (could they not think of better things to spend that much on?), possibly targeting alcohol and drug addicts. The scheme will force those on sickness benefit to accept…

Originally posted on the void:
Iain Duncan Smith  launched an astonishing attack on step-parents, single parents and LGBT couples this week in a move that could see welfare to work sharks brought into the family home and even the bedroom. Speaking at a conference on social justice, the Secretary of State warned that in future…

Originally posted on Think Left:
Parliament of the People? Every day we hear stories of anger and despair, people destitute, dying, as a result of governments refusing to address the ever widening rift between the rich, and the rest of us, with the numbers falling into deep poverty rising alarmingly. Whether we classify ourselves as…