Creating a small business – How to balance work, parenting and disability

This post is by guest columnist Patrick Young, an educator and activist. He believes people with disabilities must live within a unique set of circumstances - the outside world often either underestimates them or ignores their needs altogether. Patrick created AbleUSA to offer helpful resources to people with disabilities and to provide advice on navigating … Continue reading Creating a small business – How to balance work, parenting and disability

Disabled people can be worse off if they return to work

People with disabilities, whom the government urges to return to work, find that doing so often means they end up being financially worse off. It’s all because for many sick and disabled people, including those of us with multiple sclerosis, self-employment is the only realistic option. Regrettably, this is because they face heavy discrimination in … Continue reading Disabled people can be worse off if they return to work

Treasury minister blames disabled people who work for fall in productivity

Government policies relating to people with disabilities appear to be in even more disarray than usual. Once again, those with disabilities resulting from diseases such as multiple sclerosis, or any other cause, are under attack. The department for work and pensions’ assessment system for disability benefits is 'encouraging' disabled people to find work. But chancellor … Continue reading Treasury minister blames disabled people who work for fall in productivity