February 5, 2016

The right-wing think-tank Reform, in its report Working welfare: a radically new approach to sickness and disability benefits,  has ur

February 5, 2016

A young man I know, David, (not his real name) is heartbreakingly eager to work and has a mild learning disability.

January 27, 2016

“What you say flows from what is in your heart.” These are the words with which Jesus rebuked the Pharisees and instructed his disciples in integrity and

January 27, 2016

'Don’t stand by' has been the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 (27 January).

January 27, 2016

Winston Churchill said, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." This would seem to describe perfectly the government's approach to welfare reform. 

January 26, 2016

I have been awake in the night after reading a tweet by a highly influential academic urging relatives of those with dementia to take responsibility for their feeding in hospital.

January 22, 2016

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has praised “the unity that was so remarkably shown” at a controversial gathering of Anglican primates the pr

January 18, 2016

Having just written about how current employment practices make the aim of getting a million disabled people into

January 14, 2016

Today, following four days of discussion, the Primates of the Anglican Communion stated their agreement t