Monthly Archives: September 2013

Personal Activism

Originally posted on Speaking Up!:
Last Saturday I facilitated a session on Personal Activism at Positively UK conference for people living with HIV. My partner in crime in the session, co-facilitating, was Tom Hayes, the rising star of the HIV…

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Becoming an Healthwatch Trustee and Coming Out in My Neigborhood

Originally posted on Speaking Up!:
I have spoken in front of thousands of people about living with HIV, however rarely was I so nervous as last night, when I had to speak in front of quite a number of Lambeth…

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A tax on chronic illness – prescription charges in England

Originally posted on Gari Wellingham:
Those of you who know me personally, or maybe just from the wonderful world of ‘online’, probably know that I suffer with a chronic condition called ‘ulcerative colitis’ – you can read my previous post…

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12 Per Cent of Workers’ Income Now Eaten Up by Job Costs

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
According to this item on yesterday’s MSN News, http://money.uk.msn.com/news/workers-spend-12percent-on-job-costs, workers are now spending up to 12 per cent of their annual income on job costs, such as commuting to work, child care, work clothes…

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10 reasons why we should love the British Monarchy

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Work Life Balance? What’s That?!

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An open letter to Michael Gove

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Gove Versus Reality

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
I’ve reblogged a piece from The Uphill Struggle and one of the comments on it criticising Michael Gove’s contemptuous attitude to the profession and pointing out just how hard teachers really work. This was…

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Stephen Timms Backs Campaign To Make ‘Fit For Work’ Tests Fairer For Mental Health Issues

Originally posted on Think Labour:
Labour’s Stephen Timms MP is backing a campaign by the mental health charity Rethink to make the controversial Work Capability Assessment fairer and more accurate for those with mental health problems. The Work Capability Assessment…

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Chinese man has new nose grown on his forehead

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