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Benefits and Disability: Have we got this all wrong?

Today, I am troubled. I’m troubled by conversations I’ve had over the past year or two. They keep replaying in my head. They go something like this: “….so that’s why I am campaigning against the incredibly strict mobility criteria created for the Personal Independence Payment. If we are able to walk more than 20m, then we loose …

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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Tip 1. Be Aware of your Coping Mechanisms

In this series of videos I will be covering all aspects of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), from general advice on how to approach the application form and assessment, to specific advice on tackling each question. For more detailed articles, you might also be interested in reading Your bite-size PIP application part 1: 7 tips to read before …

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Research Update: Yet another media frenzy over a Stem Cell ‘cure’? Or is this interesting?

You might have heard about this in the news (again!): Scientists close to a cure for MS. To be honest, I heard this on the radio this morning whilst waiting for a blood test in my GP surgery but disregarded it. I zoned out, not just because waiting for a blood test is far from my favourite pastime …

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