A MESSAGE FROM BDA CHIEF EXECUTIVE, DAVID BUXTON Dear members, supporters and friends PLEASE SIGN THE E-PETITION -SUPPORTING THE “DEAF CHILDREN FUTURES” CAMPAIGN We have been asked by Susan Daniels, CEO of the NDCS to… Read More »Save Deaf Children’s futures – A call to action
This is my recent contribution I made for the Limping Chicken website. Hello! I’m Tony Barlow, an employment consultant with 10 years experience of working in employment for deaf people. My goal in writing for Limping Chicken… Read More »In employment, are deaf people at bottom of pecking order
Pardon me for not blogging after such a long time. Also, pardon me for launching straight into a raging subject that have worked up Twitter into a moral outrage and people with disabilities up in arms. Pardon me for quickly putting together this post.
In the light of the current Welfare Reform, currently being brutally pushed through the House of Lords without so much scrutiny and analysis, one of the most contentious aspects of it is to replace Disability Living Allowance with PIP (Personal Independence Payment) for spurious reasons. (I hope I can have the opportunity to explain why later).
Last night, DWP have published the proposed thresholds points to guide the re-assessment part of the new PIP. This can be found here.
Below is taken from Benefits and Work website of how each claimant will be scored.
At the behest of Alison Byran of G.O.D.
Apologies for the lengthy break away from blogging. Things have been mad at work, plus an impending new addition to our new family, plus sustained efforts throughout Autumn to renovate the 2nd half of our house in readiness for the new addition. Oh well, life happened!
I started my Xmas holidays early – on 16th Dec – hee hee, Xmas glee! Whilst out Xmas shopping, I had an impromtu shear – haircut – so, as per usual, my hearing aid are taken off. Typically, I am always asked to take them off by the barber and, as per usual, the barber still try to strike up a conversation as if I am a hearing person. Read More »Gold-plated service
Gazza, one of the Australian deaf bloggers who inhabits at The Rebuttal, posted a strong critique made by Michael Uniake, which examined the existing medical viewpoint of cochlear implants and highlighting their intransigence leads to an unhealthy legacy on the well-being of the deaf people, at large. One eminent doctor, Dr Bruce Shepherd, made a public statement that cochlear implants is the ONLY route to happiness and becoming a productive member of the society. I feel that insensitive statement will prove extremely unhelpful on the back of the hard work of Deaf professionals and campaignersRead More »Eternal Sunshine of the Cochlear Mind
Deaf people have serious difficulties accessing basic healthcare services and their needs are being ignored. Thirty per cent of deaf people in the UK are unemployed, permanently sick or disabled, according to the 2009 GP… Read More »Signing would greatly improve deaf people’s GP experiences
London, England – The UK’s Teletext analog TV text service is to close next year – two years ahead of schedule, leaving large parts of the UK population without subtitling for the hard of hearing.Read More »Deaf hit by end of TV subtitling service