Tag Archives: Disability rights

Why don’t people with mental health problems just get a job?

Last week I went to the House of Lords, something I found quite intimidating. Thankfully I was supported by a member of Rethink campaigns team in giving oral evidence to a Parliamentary Review. Chaired by Lord Low of Dalston, the Review was … Continue reading

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No desk to call my own: who exactly has “poverty of aspiration” round here?

Another day, another story about the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) “workfare” schemes, where people are made to work at any old job for their state benefits, rather than being paid a wage. We already knew that forcing people … Continue reading

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Ever wondered what I sound like? New Converge podcast

Ever wondered what I sound like? Here’s a heads up that as of this morning you can catch me in conversation with Philippa Willitts (who you can also find on Twitter as @incurablehippie) on a brand new podcast called Converge. Converge is … Continue reading

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