CHAOSTOCOSMOS

Friday, 10 June 2011

Links of Interest 06/10/2011

  • "The proportion of disabled people is rising and now represents 1 billion people – 15% of the global population – according to the first official global report on disability.

    An ageing population and an increase in chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, mean the proportion has grown from an estimated 10% in the 1970s.

    But, despite a robust disability rights movement and a shift towards inclusion, disabled people remain second-class citizens, according to the report by the World Health Organisation and the World Bank. One in five experience "significant difficulties"."

    tags: disability cosmos

  • "So the DWP dug up the most extreme examples it could find, sent them only to the "key contacts" known to take the most outrageous stance possible, briefed them to take an extremely negative attitude towards people with long term spinal conditions, and yet Mr Grayling proclaims himself to be 'bemused'. Do you also proclaim yourself to be clueless, Mr Grayling? Or might your 'bemusement' relate to people actually having the audacity to try and hold you responsible for the hatred you are sowing?"

    tags: uk benefits cosmos

  • "... the "assessment" the DWP did into Time Limiting ESA"

    tags: uk benefits cosmos

  • "A poll out today by Comres for the BBC finds an overwhelming majority of people against tax avoidance by businesses."

    tags: uk cosmos

  • "This kind of situation strikes at the heart of the welfare reforms; they simply don't take account of the routine challenges and waiting times that sick and disabled people face for health and social care provision. The proposal to time limit employment and support allowance to 12 months for those in the work related activity group might sound sensible in the world of Westminster, where political pixies work their magic to make things happen, but out here in the real world the first rule that disabled and sick people learn is: "Hurry up and wait.""

    tags: uk disability benefits cosmos

  • "On top of their daily struggle with pain, fibromyalgia patients are
    sometimes forced to fight another battle—convincing doctors, friends,
    coworkers, and others that their condition is real and that their pain
    is not all in their head."

    tags: fibromyalgia cosmos

  • "Yet, so many people couldn't make the connection that what I was doing for our own website was not proof that I could work for pay – I got plenty of accusations "if you can sit at a computer at home, why can't you sit at a computer in an office?" Ummmmm, because I'm not sitting. No office is going to give me a bed. "

    tags: cosmos

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