Ian Franks welcomes intentions to bring in online claims system for PIP, but warns to be ready for delays.
Broken computer leads to admiration and respect
Ian Franks, who has MS and uses a wheelchair, explains what a broken laptop meant to him - and his consequent thought of others unable to lose themselves in something else besides their disease or disability.
COVID-19: US has more deaths but UK worse per 1m population
COVID-19: Death figures are of great interest to anyone considered to be vulnerable, such as those with diseases including MS, those with disabilities, and those over 70.
‘Don’t leave disabled people behind’ – MS Society urges support for petition
MS Society, with other members of the Disability Benefits Consortium, is stepping up its fight for equality by asking us to sign an online petition to the UK government.
Your right to protest doesn’t make your protest right
Some people have taken it upon themselves to ignore the needs of the many, demanding immediate action to ease, if not end, the restrictions brought in to help stop the spread of the virus, in the US. Why? For no good reason.
Coronavirus: Government’s guidance failure ‘will cost lives’
Campaigners for disabled people are criticising the government for continuing to fail to produce information and guidance to help disabled people protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus: Government promises to pay ‘whatever it costs’ for treatment and testing
Coronavirus pandemic: Government finance plan includes promise to pay ‘whatever it costs’ for treatment and testing
Birthday presents: True diagnosis and a possible treatment
It was a strange day, well, certainly out of the ordinary! I am talking about last Friday, November 8, 2019. First of all, it was my birthday (yep, now 67, getting on a bit) but it was also the day I had to see my neurologist for my regular MS check-up. Not the day I … Continue reading Birthday presents: True diagnosis and a possible treatment
Creating a small business – How to balance work, parenting and disability
This post is by guest columnist Patrick Young, an educator and activist. He believes people with disabilities must live within a unique set of circumstances - the outside world often either underestimates them or ignores their needs altogether. Patrick created AbleUSA to offer helpful resources to people with disabilities and to provide advice on navigating … Continue reading Creating a small business – How to balance work, parenting and disability
Disabled people can be worse off if they return to work
People with disabilities, whom the government urges to return to work, find that doing so often means they end up being financially worse off. It’s all because for many sick and disabled people, including those of us with multiple sclerosis, self-employment is the only realistic option. Regrettably, this is because they face heavy discrimination in … Continue reading Disabled people can be worse off if they return to work