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
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
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
You can now buy my cartoon, Goldilocks and the Three Therapists, as a Kindle ebook for £1.99! Now you can carry some angry/frustrated/occasionally hopeful stick figures with you wherever you go. You’re very welcome.
Or, How The Artist Got Her Pen
Elections are frightening times for those of us who need the safety net the state is supposed to provide. Everyone is impacted by political decisions, but for those of us who rely on the NHS to keep us alive and on benefits to keep rooves over our heads, elections remind us of our powerlessness and … More Election survival for mentals
New (digital) version of an old picture. Felt like time to bring it out again. Vote the Tories out, people. Please.
I’ve started counting the days between crisis house admissions the way factory workers count the days between industrial accidents. This is out of date already – I drew it on Monday.