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chancellor has a good budget / matt hancock launches nhs zero / pm fat-shames & factshames

yu had a good budget?  us neither.  the chancellor did - but then he is richer than queen, sorry richer than the queen meanwhile matt hancock 'refreshes' his nhs messaging - from nhs hero to nhs zero and the prime-minister manages to fatshame and factshame (first time he's ever multitasked)   con busters is ...

a cartoon about SEN provision in NI

Crippen discovers that children with special educational needs are being failed in Northern Ireland

It seems that the problems with regard to so called special educational needs (SEN) are not just confined to the UK mainland. Our disabled brothers and sisters and their families over in Northern Ireland are getting the short end of the stick too. A recent report by a cross-party committee ...

cartoon about DWP duty of care

Crippen hears that a secret report casts doubt on DWP’s ‘no duty of care’ claim

You’ll recall I blogged last October about how Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) boss Theresa Coffey insisted that they had no legal duty of care to disabled benefit claimants? Well, she’s at it again, even though one of the DWPs own secret reports states clearly that it does. Work ...

Thrive Aid – A New Video

You may have already seen the haigas (haiku with images) we presented as a contribution to Thrive Aid - an international event in support of disabled artists during the pandemic.I offered a film to the organisers in Philadelphia but didn't have the skills to pull it off myself so just ...

100 Meters; Haiku Email

More and more I end emails with a silly line or two superceding the old one two of yours sincerely , faithfully or with love. Today I sent an email to the DAO editor, Colin Hambrook regarding a tour I wanna go on with fellow poets. Can’t remember how I ...

Collage featuring fragile tape, a heart and text which reads heavier than air - how birds soar

different battle same war 07: love and rage on valentine’s day

Disability Arts Online · Different Battle Same War 7 it is valentine’s day, are you with massacre or the mascara?  johnson, the prime minister of drowning street ...

cartoon about news bias

Crippen asks – Bias or what?!

The Right-wing influences are at it again with two new appointments to high ranking roles within the broadcasting industry and the launch of a new TV channel that has raised more than a few eyebrows. Disability Arts Online ·

love for all curated by gobscure

Dear all, We would like to share a token of our love, curated by gobscure, and brought to life by their diverse crew. recipes for love is a collection of artworks, recipes and letters for you, and those you love. Find them online here: Some of you may ...

Hand-painted photograph of the torso of a young white woman lying down on a bed.

Introducing A Bedtime Story

Disability Arts Online · Corinne blog post Transcript of Audio So, my name is Corinne, and I'm a self-portrait artist based in Worcester in the West Midlands. And as this is my ...

cartoon about Tomlinson lies

Crippen asks what use is our Minister for Disabled People?!

Don’t get me wrong, I think the post could be extremely useful, especially if the person appointed actually worked with disabled people and our groups and organisations. Disability Arts Online ·