Posted on 25/11/2011 2:26 PM
Posted on 12/11/2011 7:51 AM
Okay, thanks. :)
Posted on 12/11/2011 6:58 AM
There seems to be a problem with the servers on the new Ouch forum.
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Is there any news as to when the servers will be running as normal?
Posted on 12/11/2011 6:52 AM
Thank you for your mail, correcting me at some length.
I will forward it to the DWP for their comments and am happy to change my views if they agree with you.
You end by saying: "Finally I would ask you to desist from calling disabled people 'The disabled'. Not only is it grammatically incorrect, it is also dehumanising".
I have just come home after spending the last six hours at a Jobs Fair that I organised at the Glos Deaf Association with a specific aim of helping to find work opportunities for people with disabilities.
As far as I know this is the first time such a Jobs Fair has been organised in the city and county.
I do this because I think it matters - and so do the various charities and organisations I worked with.
Rather than trying to score politically correct points about using 'the disabled' as shorthand in blackberry e mailing, come and help do something positive.
What have you done to help find people with disabilities jobs and how would you like to help me and others do so?
With regards Richard
Posted on 10/11/2011 8:17 AM
Reply to RoseRodent (10/11/2011 6:53 AM)
|Reply to auntieCtheM (10/11/2011 1:16 AM)|
Anyway, doesn't the shop want to sell its goods and services - they should be knocking at the door of the council themselves.
Don't pull at that thread! The shop is really weird! I think they are pleased not to have to "suffer" too much passing trade.
Why? Are they under-staffed then?
I thought the whole point of running a business was to increase trade thus increasing the amount of money coming in...
Posted on 10/11/2011 7:26 AM
Isn't there any option available for her to go away somewhere for a little break or a holiday?
Would that be any good for her to have a break away from the situation for a short while and maybe have the chance to make friends with children of her age? Maybe she might find a friend that can be kept...
Do you and your husband have enough support for her to go away for a break?
Posted on 08/11/2011 8:41 AM
Reply to DeusExMacintosh (08/11/2011 8:07 AM)
I find "go away or I shall disembowel you" is pretty effective at acquiring some isolation, Jockice.
Or if you are not feeling very talkative, a nice feral growl with be equally effective.
Posted on 08/11/2011 6:36 AM
Would it do you any good to get a piece of paper, fold it in half and write at the top of the paper:-
When you have taken you pills/medication write yes next to the date you have taken them.
Write the date from Monday to Sunday on the paper.
Monday 7 November :- you can even write down the names of the medications
Tuesday 8 November :- if you are taking more than one medication as part
Wednesday 9 November:- of your routine.
Thursday 10 November:- Next to the name of the medication write yes next to it
Friday 11 November:- immediately after you have taken that medication.
Saturday 12 November:- Then if you can't remember taken the medication
Sunday 13 November:- or even filling that day section in the pill box.
You don't need to stress or worry about it if you get into the routine of writing
down that you have taken medication. Then it should reduce the risk of "double-dosing".
I have started this routine yesterday as the day before I couldn't remember taking my meds
or whether I filled that day's section.
Good Luck and I hope this routine helps you. :)
Posted on 04/11/2011 6:45 AM
Happy Birthday. :)
Posted on 03/11/2011 2:43 PM
Reply to Penthesalie (03/11/2011 9:17 AM)
The Inde has an update on this
The page may take a while to load, the Inde's gone over to a new server, which is rather slow.
Thanks for the story linkage. :)
Posted on 03/11/2011 2:02 PM
Did anyone get a response back from e-mailing their MP?
Posted on 03/11/2011 7:45 AM
Mice are said to be incontinent and wee where-ever they go, just something to think about when you are cooing over a cute little mouse that had probably widdled on the work surfaces in the kitchen and on the rest of the things you have to touch.
Then there's the matter of any electrical wiring hidden away that the mouse or mice can access, could they be widdling or nibbling away where you can't see them?
Posted on 02/11/2011 6:27 AM
Reply to Ditchdwellers (02/11/2011 4:06 AM)
I've just spoken to Motability for clarification of their email, and there are no
exceptions to the 5 mile rule, even for employees.
However, in my case, as I have been granted early release from my contract (arranged a few months ago as my car is no longer suitable for my needs), then provided I place the order for my new car before January 1st, then my PA can be included on the insurance. This will stand for the next 3 year motability lease term. However, in 3 years time when it comes to replacing that car, my PA will not be allowed on the insurance.
So now I feel in a bit of a dilemma. Do I place a new car order now, or leave the scheme in protest to the changes?
Perhaps the rules will change again in 3 years time. Actually, I have no idea if I'll still be eligible for HRM PIP equivalent when the new assessments are made, so what the hell do I do?
All this uncertainty is driving me mad.
Where else can you get what you get from Motability? Is there another business that can provide a car for you?
With a similar contract in terms of cost and benefits etc etc?
Posted on 02/11/2011 4:09 AM
Did anyone watch the Legal Aid,Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill on TV or online?
From what I saw there was only a brief mention on it and I think it will be discussed in another meeting at another time.
There appears to be a problem with the video where there is flashing, so I advise caution if anyone has photosensitive epilepsy.
Posted on 31/10/2011 7:40 AM
Reply to UUrbanblues (30/10/2011 2:58 PM)Last year my PA left me outside Sainsbury's in my wheelchair and I inadvertently fell asleep. Can you imagine the surprise I had when she woke me up an hour later and I'd amassed a collection of £201.76! Apparently, they mistook me for a 'Guy'!
Now where's my tall hat and van Dyke beard?
So you got all that money for just sleeping out in a public street!!! Sounds like a good thing, wow!!
Are you planning to do that more often? lol!!
Posted on 30/10/2011 11:50 AM
Reply to Yvettea (30/10/2011 11:33 AM)
Glad I could be of assistance.
Thank-you for your help Yvettea. :)
Posted on 30/10/2011 11:12 AM
Dear Richard Graham MP,
I would be most grateful if you would please support Paul Maynard MP (Conservative) and Kate Green MP (Labour)
who have tabled an amendment in Schedule 21 (New Clause 3, Determination of minimum term in relation to mandatory
life), to make the minimum tariff for disability hate murder equal to that of racist, homophobic or religion-based murder.
Currently, disability hate murder only receives half of the minimum tariff as hate murder compared to hate murder which
is committed because of race, religion or sexual orientation. The lives of disabled people being regarded as only half the
value of other lives is unacceptable and discriminatory.
In 2010 the Government stated that all groups should be given the same protection, yet they haven't used the Legal Aid,
Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill to stop the discrimination in the sentencing of hate-motivated murders of
people with disabilities.
If the Government is serious in its intent to tackle the issue of reporting and recording of disability hate crime, then it
is essential that they send a strong message to both the perpetrators and the victims of disability hate crime by
addressing the discrimination in Schedule 21.
Thank-you very much
Just send it off a few minutes ago. :)