HomeBlack Triangle NewsThe UK Disability Market
  • smokinghorse November 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Rip off people need to no this l no longer give money

  • Kevin Blake on Facebook November 25, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I’ve been wondering about all of this myself. I’m certain I read recently that the The National Autistic Society has over £180 Million, or around that. As far as I can see they haven’t done much to oppose the changes to welfare being dropped on everyone by this government or any of the related nonsense. When I informed them over two years ago of the unbelievable way in which ATOS attempted (and failed) to screw me over at a so called ‘medical assessment’, the NAS weren’t the slightest bit interested. In fact the latest issue of thier magazine has an article detailing Lord Frauds (Freuds) plans for supposedly helping autistics into work. With a magic wand perhaps? And the accompanying photo has a picture of someone in a uniform standing in the aisle of a supermarket. Of course – if your autistic or otherwise disabled etc, stacking shelves is all your good for, apparently. Cheap labour. And alot of people on the autism spectrum would rather beat themselves to death with Cameron’s thick skull than wear a uniform.

  • bridgetdprice November 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    The issue of User Lead Organizations is a big one. When I wrote to ATOSssers asking about the proportion of their staff who had a disability the letter was automatically forwarded to DWP (bizarre) who in turn basically said it would cost too much for them to find the answer! What I had in mind was that only an organization with a significant proportion of people with varying disabilities would be at all proficient in their understanding of the complexity of the issues. I want, ultimately, to push for any assessments to be done by the disabled themselves, supported if necesary by non disabled people, but essentially peer assessment. (I am against this current charade but not necessaraily against assessment per se. I believe ‘from each according to their ability to each according to their need’. If one has the ability to contribute then it is very important to be given every oppertunity to do so.)
    There was never any need to involve ATOSsers. We have the ability to have devised a far more objective accurate test. Furthermore £100 million a year paid to disabled people, to do meaningful work, could have gone a long way between those of us who can only do a few hours a week. Disabled people need more autonomy because they are the ones that know.

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