Tag Archives: Disability

The Privilege Paradox

Much has been written in recent years about the ‘scroungers and skivers’ rhetoric, with good cause. The relentless negative portrayal of disabled people by both the government and the general media has, arguably, resulted in worsening perceptions of disabled people … Continue reading

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The afterthought at the back of the queue?

I wrote this about fifteen years ago, when ‘regeneration’ was a major driver. Not really very pleased to see that not only have we not got very much further, as outlined in today’s House of Lords report on the impact … Continue reading

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UK Disability History Month

UKDHM is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of our struggle for equality and human rights. This is our 4th year, following the success of last year’s event. The theme for this year will be … Continue reading

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When you see me

When you see me, what do you see? The chair? The wheels? The crumpled spine? You want to know, I can see that . . . How long . . ? How much . . ? Does it . . … Continue reading

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Pathways to work?

Posted in anticipation of Disability History Month, and written, I think, in 2008, this is another piece in which a lot holds true, but which also shows how quickly things have changed. And how much has changed – or not! … Continue reading

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Disability History Month

November 22nd to December 22nd is Disability History Month (DHM) in the UK: you can read more about it here. Having been around a while myself now (!), and being in the process of compiling a collection of pieces I’ve … Continue reading

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Disability and illness: and challenging Scope.

Last week there were some important matters raised again on social media which merit comment. I write this blog with a little trepidation, because I think I may be about to disagree with people whose analysis I hold in high … Continue reading

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