Lets be absolutely clear. The DWP carries out it's duties set by Government ministers. These ministers are fully briefed, indeed their priority appears one that besets all, chiefly money and cost. Disabled people appear to be way down the list, when it comes to human rights. Our society, one that encompasses our rights to have care and provision under the Welfare State, is under attack.We must have the courage to both raise awareness, and fight for our previous hard fought rights. Acts of civil disobedience are at this point in time , perfectly legitimate. Grab the paint.
Let me attempt to clarify my original contention. Ask yourself, do the DWP lie, cheat, ignore, and abuse people, I can only speak for myself, and it's a sad yes, to all of these charges. They must accept responsibility, and be held accountable. However they have undoubtedly been given the green light, from the higher echelons of government. The buck shouldn't stop merely at the doors of DWP, rather it should fall into the arms of those in number 10. As far as representative form of government goes, it's abundantly clear that it fails to work in the democratic interest of the people.
What issues need addressing most?Acess to public transport and public places, including suitable toilets.A fairer benefits system that looks at the person rather than a set of tick box questions.Public perception of disabled people. We are not all paralympians, we are not all sad cases to be pitied and cared for, and not all people on mobility scooters are fakers and benefit cheats.Acess to appropriate mobility equipment without having to pay over the odds.Appropriate support from Social services based on needs rather than limited by budgets.Improvements in the NHS, better communications between hospitals and GPs. It takes seconds to send an email to the other side of thr world, why does it take 6 weeks for a consultant letter? Better access to services such as physiotherapy and mental health services. Shorter waiting lists, 12 months to see a consultant and 5 weeks to see a GP is too long.
Disrespect of all disability conditions. Not recognising rare medical conditions as disabilities.
Hi from Fm. Do the deaf suffer from misophonia? I don't know, they certainly wouldn't be affected by noise, that's for sure but it does also have visual effects too making some visual things unbearable. So I suppose some deaf folk could be affected that way. Whenever anything badly affects me it makes me really furiously angry and it constantly happens so I never get to properly unwind. How can I when it's the so-called "feelgood" stuff that causes the aggro in the first place. Most people who have a dreadful time with something can go and watch some comedy or socialise with friends or family but that's just not possible with me, it would only massively exacerbate it and furiously wind me up even more and provoke me to really serious aggression which is what frequently happens and I'm sick and tired of it absolutely every day. And it really infuriates me when I see just how many so-called "professionals", including lots of disability specialists have never heard of such conditions when they should, it's their job to know. Just what kind of training do these people have? Have those that train them never heard of it either? This is why I joined this site and I've just written a rather long and detailed email to another disability outfit the other day to explain it to them. And believe it or not even one so-called "approved professional" that the police use when they arrest someone on a 136 order had never heard of it either and he of all people should, they really need to. I'm just a nobody and I shouldn't have to try and explain it to such people, it should be in their training, that is absolutely crucial!. So far I've only met one such person who has heard of misophonia so this is why it really needs to be properly recognised as disability and so does being far too hot as this latter condition can seriously immobilise a person as it often has with me. Sometimes I've been so brutally and massively overheated I literally couldn't move for absolutely ages. In fact I once went out this time of year in 1999 when it was only 4 degrees C and I had to strip to the waist and sit on a bench for absolutely ages and I STILL absolutely could NOT cool down! Eventually I managed to put my T shirt back on but I couldn't wear any more until the sun went down! How about that!? Yet far too many keep referring to frying HOT climates as "paradise", they must be out of their tree!. That is deadly serious extreme disability and stupid transparent roofing only massively exacerbates it, it's definitely NOT all white sticks and wheelchairs as far too many still think. Fm.