Further action on RCOT’s sponsorship deal with Capita

The response we received from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to this letter from an alliance of 112 disabled people, professionals, and groups, was not adequate. It is not OK for a professional body to be sponsored by – and advertising for – a company which makes money by taking it from disabled people. … More Further action on RCOT’s sponsorship deal with Capita

Open letter to the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins President, Royal College of Occupational Therapists Dear Professor Hollins,   Please find below a letter written by a PIP claimant and signed by an alliance of 112 healthcare professionals, disabled people, and groups, regarding Capita’s sponsorship of the Royal College’s 2017 conference. ________________ I am disappointed and concerned that the … More Open letter to the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Call on the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to withdraw from sponsorship deal with Capita

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ 2017 conference, taking place on Monday and Tuesday this week, has been sponsored by Capita, one of the private companies contracted to carry out Personal Independence Payments assessments.* I have written an open letter to the Royal College outlining why I think this is a terrible idea. I am … More Call on the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to withdraw from sponsorship deal with Capita

Father’s Day

My Dad died six and a half years ago. I find it difficult to talk about him, but not for the reasons I expected to. It’s not getting overwhelmed with sadness that bothers me – sadness is what happens when you love someone and they die. What stops me is possessiveness: the memories I have … More Father’s Day