I’m not convinced that the UK governments new initiative for disabled people will do enough…

I feel mentally better for not even getting dressed today. I got up but didn’t bother changing out of pjs. I took it easy and didn’t do much. I needed this reset. Hopefully it won’t be raining tomorrow. It’s not supposed to be but our weather forecast isn’t always accurate. The cats are fed for the night so they won’t bug me until tomorrow morning. They probably won’t want to go out tonight as it’s still rather wet out there. I say that but occasionally they surprise me. I still have an ache at the top of my ankle. I really don’t want to go to the doctors. I feel stupid as I should be able to heal from a sprained ankle. I don’t want to waste their time. I may need anaemia tests again anyway due to how tired I’m constantly feeling. I presume my iron levels are on the low side when I get into this state. I don’t understand how though as I top myself up with vitamin tablets to prevent these types of deficiencies which make me exhausted.

Yes, I did hear about the governments initiate for disabled people. I’m doubtful that any consultation will bring proper changes. They do these consultations… but nothing is done about issues that are raised. They can change the laws however much they want in response to our concerns. That isn’t going to change the ingrained attitudes that have gone through each generation for an extremely long time. Private organisations don’t have to follow certain laws if they back their decisions with health and safety concerns. That’s something which won’t ever be easy to tackle. There is always far too much talk and not enough action to address concerns. As others have said, we need action in regards to accessibility issues quickly rather than having to wait until certain dates years in the future for things to be built or enacted. In a society where we are extremely advanced in some areas… only a quarter of train stations are accessible to wheelchair users. They’re sending billionaires up into space etc. Instead of paying to shoot themselves up into space these billionaires could be using their money to advance accessibility for disabled people. They’d still have money to enjoy themselves but the rest of it could be put into projects like train station access for wheelchair users. They could build social housing for those with learning disabilities, autistics, mental health issues etc who can’t work due to their circumstances. The list of what could be done with billionaires money is endless.

5 thoughts on “I’m not convinced that the UK governments new initiative for disabled people will do enough…

  1. how about getting things done on a ground level first, like blue badges, that you had to get high mobility rate, now they have gone futher to exclude people with serious mobility issues. they said I had to have 8 points in the getting around, I scored 4 because it wasn’t discussed in the tribuneral at great detail, but Judge did put had they gone into further depth then she would have given me x amout more points. not classed as getting those points. the other part think it is getting around needed 12 points, got 10 points, same thing Judge said if they had gone further into detail she would have awarded me more, but as met the threshhold for high rate on the mobility she didn’t see any point in going into anything else in more detail. still no blue badge though, hidden disabilities act can only be enacted if you got medical evidence, when is last time able to get a GP’s appointment hmmm. October 2019, when was the last time I went to the hospital for anything probably about April 2019. when was the local Council offices open? hmm. probably beginning of March 2020, so no way of them assessing me, and that is if you can get passed the receptionist on the main reception desk with the telephone.

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  2. I doubt that it is low iron levels that are causing the fatigue. That is the only thing that doctors can think of that could be causing the neuro fatigue. It is just one of the sh!t problems that a stroke sufferor is gifted with for, if not the rest of their life, then for many years.
    I tend to agree with you, it does not matter what laws the government passes to help the disabled, the rest of society, and employers, wiull not see us as deserving of equal treatment, and so long as they do not call us cripples or mention our disabilities as a reason for rejection they can get away with their lack of respect. The times I have applied for a job, and actually received a rejection letter it was always stated that another candidate had better credentials, not that I am too disabled, in their opinion, to do the job.

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  3. The billionaires could make a start by just paying some bloody tax. The “Queen of Mean” was rightly vilified (and gaoled) for her “taxes are for the little people” boast but now it’s just accepted; worse, Beardy Branson shamelessly holds out his begging bowl repeatedly expecting public funds while spending a large fortune on propelling himself into space. People even buy into the slick PR of Gates “philanthropy”, even the ones who know about his history of appalling business practises and over-charging; collectively, we really need to stop admiring people like them, especially at the same time as allowiing the sick and disabled to be denigrated as a burden on society. Who’s the true burden? The people who just want a decent, basic standard of living for those who can’t look after themselves? Or the mega-rich who think society is there solely for their own benefit; to make them mega-richer and to provide the infrastructure and security they use so profligately, but who don’t want to give anything back, especially not to contribute to the health and education of the peasants.

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