Ideas for care home places and social care?

More pondering on social care

Aug 31, 2017

Drastic shortfall in care home places Researchers have crunched the numbers and come up with 71,000 as the shortfall in care home places required within eight years. Currently, care homes […]


Brave, really?

Most people with a visible disability have probably experienced being called “brave”. It is meant as a compliment, but often not received as such. We get on with what life […]


VAT on Payroll Services?

Payroll services provided by charities to disabled employers Many people who need carers or PAs to assist them day to day, and pay them from Direct Payments or a Personal […]

This Girl Can!

This Girl Can!

Mar 14, 2017

I probably escaped quite lightly: only one reader took me to task for failing to mention International Women’s Day last week, and focusing instead on National No Smoking Day. Hopefully, […]

PIP assessments

What’s happening to PIP?

Feb 28, 2017

What was welfare reform supposed to achieve? If memory serves me correctly, one of the key principles of PIP (Personal Independence Payment) was that it would be awarded to people […]

PIP Assessments

PIP assessments “dishonest”

Feb 07, 2017

PIP assessments by Atos and Capita assessors found to be dishonest A recent investigation by the Disability News Service (DNS) found evidence that healthcare professionals engaged by private sector companies […]