Articles by Pseudo Deviant
Pseudo Living is a disabled queer feminist who writes about left-wing politics, feminism, disability, mental health, PTSD, secularism, gender, science, the enviroment and human rights activism.
The real impact of PIP on social care
I’ve just finished reading about how PIP (Personal Independence Payments) will impact on social care services and it was really shocking. Simon Duffy from the Centre for Welfare Reform writes: “The replacement of DLA with PIP will damage local communities by reducing the incomes of people in poverty, reducing charging income for social care and increasing the numbers entitled […]
Is resistance futile?
“Stuff like this can easily lead to people feeling depressed, like they don’t have a voice, like no one is listening, apathetic, like fighting is pointless, angry, frustrated and bitter… [but] these kind of policies are in part designed to make people feel that way… I say sod that.” Pseudo Deviant rallies people to keep fighting against the Government’s welfare reforms and for social justice.
Imaginary wheelchairs & other ESA changes
“Bitter experience has taught me that the NHS doesn’t give wheelchairs to a lot of people who would benefit from them.” Pseudo Deviant argues that the changes to ESA are being made in isolation to the rest of the health and social care system.
Urgent PIP action needed - draft regulations
The government has announced it’s draft PIP regulations now all of the consultations have closed. Two of the biggest issues with these draft regulations are as follows; Changing the criteria for enhanced mobility component of PIP for those with physical difficulties getting around - in a nutshell the Government has now decided that anyone who […]