Forms & Health - Paul Atherton (FRSA), member of Expert Link's Welfare Change Lived Experience Group Forms & Health - Paul Atherton (FRSA) discusses the issues of form filling and the impacts on health that DWP engagements have - as a member of Expert Link's Welfare Change Lived Experience Group - May 2021. The biggest...
Letters and shame I feel it's relevant to share my thoughts and feelings on DWP letters and actions required consistently. shame, guilt, loss of presence in society and the labels. These stick with me in my head and others. Of course, I'll do my best to respond to updates, requests and actions as best I...
Mark B, a member of the Welfare Change Lived Experience Group, shares his experience of claiming benefits
Why? Our last post “The glass ceiling” came out of a conversation at our National Advisory Panel whose members are from around the country, all having lived experience of homelessness and / or complex needs. The post stated that “in our experience there is a glass-ceiling for people with lived experience of homelessness. As well...
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