Archive for January, 2014


As many of you are aware from the original post, I am the founding director of Disability Enabling and Empowerment Project (Leic’s) (DEAEP); this project came about from a discussion I had with my daughter and my best friend (both disabled) regarding how we three would manage to get through the ESA/DLA assessments and other such troubling appointments, without the mutual support of each other.

Currently we have written all the paperwork necessary to run a 10 week part time course, and have been desperately trying to find a venue to pilot this in Leicester, thanks to Unite community this is likely to start mid April ; we’re also investigating how we could offer the same as an on-line course. The course will be free for anyone willing to then, pass on the skills by supporting others through the trials of assessment or other similar stressful situations.

Like everything else…

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Couldn’t have said it better myself… Dxxx


If I was to write that a ‘celebrity’ from an awful (un)reality TV programme had been bullied and received death threats I can guarantee this thread would be filled with outpourings of sympathy for the poor victim. When Tom Daley had some hate filled tweets aimed his way regarding his sexuality, folks were (quite rightly) outraged, however, Channel 4’s little contribution to this Governments Political Social Engineering, in which they’ve convinced so many that the blame for financial ills of the country fall firmly at the feet of young people, the unemployed and basically anyone in receipt of a welfare benefit passes folks by. And even during the televising of Benefits Street, when vile and vitriolic death threats are posted, suggesting some of the participants of this ‘documentary’ should be sterilised, gassed, murdered…it passes by with only a murmur of discomfort.

Do people forget that at any time they too…

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