Grief can hit in all sorts of weird ways. This week, I cried convulsively when I received the news that my GP of seven years is moving on. Then I Continue Reading →
I’m not in the habit of looking at my own back. So it was a shock to get a glimpse in the bathroom mirror and see a flush of rash-like Continue Reading →
BUWT – the Beneficiary and Unwaged Workers Trust – are a vital intermediary between vulnerable people and failing systems. Myself and thousands of other beneficiaries have relied on them at crucial Continue Reading →
Technically, this will be the second week I do not get a welfare payment. I… cannot overstate the changes in my life.
As of this week, I don’t qualify for a benefit. Why? Did I suddenly get healthy enough to work fulltime? Did a distant cousin leave me their millions in Apple Continue Reading →
I’m a terrible public speaker. I faked numerous stomach bugs, colds, pains and periods to get out of doing speeches at school – and now here I’ve gone and said Continue Reading →
Inclusivity shouldn’t just be a buzzword, and it shouldn’t be put in the ‘too hard’ basket. It’s neither of those things – what it is is opportunity, for everyone involved. Continue Reading →
The report on recommended changes to our welfare system is now public. So far, the government response is, to be blunt, piss poor. So will it actually change anything?
By popular definition, I’m lazy. I work part time, I sleep a lot, I don’t do most of the exercise I probably should. I prefer reading on the couch to Continue Reading →
The Ministry of Justice might be set to review the way we request information from any government department. I wrote about this under the headline The Right To Know, but Continue Reading →