Hard-heartedness

This post is in response to an article shared with me by a good friend. The other posts in this series are The Experience of Pain; Pain...

Pain in our culture

This post is in response to an article shared with me by a good friend. The other posts in this series are The Experience of Pain;...

The experience of pain

A good friend recently asked my opinion on an article on a Christian response to pain. This and the next four blog posts have come from...

Self-help Christianity

Recently I had a conversation with a church leader. We had a good conversation ranging over several topics, some at a bit of a tangent....

Democratic Process

Whether rightly or wrongly, the government gave the people the choice whether to stay in the EU or leave. Cameron said that he would...

How successful is the Work Programme?

Compared to previous programmes, the Work Programme is not helping more people into work or keeping them in work longer. As we move into...

Atos to leave WCA contract early

On Thursday the DWP announced that Atos is withdrawing from its contract to run Work Capability Assessments, the controversial assessment...

Benefit Fraud Hotline

Today the government launched its most recent benefit fraud campaign. They’ve had these before and it’s unclear what effect they had. Did...

Evidence-based review of the WCA

The government has been carrying out a study of suitable descriptors to use for assessments for ESA. The results were supposed to be...

The Contributory Principle

There is a debate continuing around the social security system on whether those who have paid in more should get back more when they need...

Disability versus Sickness

Sick or disabled? Carl is a paraplegic. That’s definitely a disability, not a sickness. Right? But then Carl’s paraplegia means that...