• benefits,  campaigns,  current affairs,  disability,  The Broken of Britain,  Uncategorized

    There for the most deserving

    This was a really good post in my opinion.  But wordpress ate it and it published blank with all the points I spent ages making gone off into the ether and not here on my blog where they should be. It was about my friend who after being very ill, spending time in intensive care with multi organ failure, having nearly six months off work and being diagnosed with a life long condition.  And about how she’s new to the world of disability, support, benefits and all that entailled.  But already learning about not being “disabled enough”.  Being told by people that she should be able to get help but…

  • care,  DLA,  guest blog,  The Broken of Britain,  Uncategorized

    >Imagine You’re Four

    >This post was written by Kaliya Franklin and originally appeared at Benefit Scrounging Scum.  It’s reposted here with permission Imagine you’re four. You love your parents, your friends, the way the light comes through your curtains early in the morning, twinkling on the walls while you wait in your princess room patiently for mummy and daddy’s wake up time. Your favourite things are pink ballons and fairies, when it’s all a bit confusing around you you know you’re safe as long as you can catch sight of those pink flashes and know mum and dad are close. You love to give cuddles, hugs so tight there’s no room to wiggle…

  • campaigns,  disability,  The Broken of Britain,  Uncategorized

    >Left Out In The Cold Press Release

    > On the eve of the second reading of the government’s controversial Welfare Reform Bill, on 9 March, disabled activist Kaliya Franklin stripped off to demonstrate what the result would be for disabled people across the UK if disability benefits are slashed to the bare minimum. The photo shoot depicts a naked Franklin lying on the sand on a wintry beach, next to her empty wheelchair. “I was absolutely frozen when I took my clothes off for the photo shoot,” says Franklin, “but it was nothing like as cold I and other disabled people will be if the government removes our essential benefits.” The Left Out In The Cold awareness-raising campaign is…

  • disability,  One Month Before Heartbreak,  The Broken of Britain,  Uncategorized

    >More One Month Before Heartbreak Details

    > With just a few days to go before One Month Before Heartbreak I’m sure everyone wants to know what will happen on the day.  I know I do and I’m running it! This is a work in progress so please bear with me/us. There will be a master links list on The Broken of Britain Blog.  So please let us know where you’re post is so we can include it.  A brief idea of what it’s about is also useful (just topic not details).  You can do this in the comments on the blog or on twitter. We also have a One Month Before Heartbreak blog where we hope to cross post as many submissions as…

  • benefits,  guest blog,  personal,  scope,  The Broken of Britain,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >The Broken of Britain

    >Last weekend a new campaign was set up about the proposed cuts and specifically to allow disabled people to campaign about them.  Because we are one of the groups who will be affected most severely by these cuts.  And the government have already admitted they’ve not looked into it fully. The campaign is The Broken of Britain. This afternoon I had a long chat on the phone with Kaliya who set it up.  It was really fun to get to talk to her after knowing her online for so long.  Just a shame we had such a serious topic to talk about.  I’m going to be helping with the campaign…