I have a permanent disability. Even after the election, the Conservative government is forcing people like me through this broken system‘So Rob, do you have friends?” I’m wondering what on earth Sharon (not her real name) thinks she might be looking at as she gazes at me. She’s had around seven days of training before this and now, in my living room, I wonder what conclusions she feels she can draw from asking this question. Related: Private firms earn £500m from disability benefit assessments The asininity continues: ‘Do you take showers?’ ‘Do you have any leisure activities?’ ‘What do you eat?’I have never felt more vulnerable and, frankly, disabled in my life Continue reading…

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