Monthly Archives: April 2014

Food Banks My friend’s experience.

Food banks; another personal perspective.     This is just another story and one that will be familiar to many of us. In a nation which is one of the richest in the world, people still go hungry and now … Continue reading

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Food banks are not acceptable

    Despite the so called crisis in the banking sector, one type of bank’s use continues to strip demand. In a time of austerity the use of food banks are on the rise. Over 500,000 people have now been … Continue reading

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Food banks are not acceptable

   

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Food Banks A Personal Perspective

   

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Food Banks symptom of a wider cause.

FOOD BANKS SYMPTOMS OF A WIDER CAUSE.       The Scottish welfare committee heard evidence last week from two social researchers from Heriot Watt University. Dr. Nicola Livingstone and Dr. Filip Sosento presented the findings of two years of … Continue reading

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The Getting of Wisdom A short story.

THE GETTING OF WISDOM       I was on spotting and entrapment duty at one of favourite watering holes. James and Sinclair were outside with the equipment while Michael was waiting at base camp. We had only been doing … Continue reading

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A short story. Boundaries.

BOUNDARIES.     It’s four O’Clock. My pal Tracy chaps the door. She is just back from Spain She’s told   me ORANJA is Spanish for oranges. I wish we could go to Spain but there’s five of   us. … Continue reading

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Stolen!

Originally posted on Edinburgh Cycle Chic:
Last week we posted a picture of Caroline on her trike under the title Cycling means freedom. Sadly we have just learned that her specially adapted disabled trike has been stolen from outside her…

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SELF DIRECTED SUPPORTS AND DAILY MAIL HEADLINES

It is just over a week since the Self Directed Support Bill Scotland became law. This is sold to us as personal choice, flexibilty, however what is happening in Glasgow City Council should be a warning to us all. It … Continue reading

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The Adjustment Bureau model of psychiatry? No thanks

Originally posted on purplepersuasion:
Lately this blog feels more like a diary than anything else. This is partly because I’m not doing much work or activism (although I guess meeting with the Secretary of State for Health and 11 other…

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