Chronic Illness Inclusion Project

Chronic Illness Inclusion Project

News

Find the latest news and blogs from the project here.


Second class citizens

Second class citizens

12th November 2019

Stef Benstead discusses her new book on welfare reform

Energy impairment is a disability

7th October 2019

Earlier this year, the CIIP submitted its first policy response.

Flexibility: energy limiting chronic illness and the future of work

Flexibility: energy limiting chronic illness and the future of work

7th October 2019

On the face of it, organisations are getting better at facilitating “flexible working”. Inevitably, some are moving faster and more innovatively than others.

Constellations by Sinéad Gleeson

Constellations by Sinéad Gleeson

17th June 2019

A book review by Louise Kenward. Constellations is a book about being human. It is about being a woman in society, in Ireland, and a good deal more.

Tea Time

Tea Time

16th May 2019

Daniel Moore on preparing tea when running low on 'spoons'

The Uncertainty Principle

The Uncertainty Principle

2nd March 2019

Fran Halsall on the consequences of a late diagnosis and living with multiple chronic conditions

On not being believed

On not being believed

27th January 2019

Wheelchair Vista on the lasting effects of being doubted.

Falling Down The Rabbit Hole

Falling Down The Rabbit Hole

5th October 2018

I fell down the rabbit hole, like Alice, in 1990. A rabbit hole populated with 'Bendies' and 'Zebras' rather than Mad Hatters and Cheshire Cats.

Mo Stewart responds to

Mo Stewart responds to

26th September 2018

Congratulations to all involved with this very significant and relevant project.

Breaking away from a medical model of chronic illness

26th September 2018

Catherine Hale advocates breaking away from a medical model of chronic illness

Changing the system so that more chronically ill people can work

Changing the system so that more chronically ill people can work

18th September 2018

Victoria Clutton highlights the barriers to work faced by the chronically ill

Benefits and Mental Health

17th August 2018

Jayne Linney looks at the benefits system and its failure to take account of mental health

Parenting with both hands tied behind my back

18th July 2018

Lottie J. Lane explores parenting and living with a chronic illness

It’s not ME, it’s you – can the chronically ill embrace the social model?

21st May 2018

Leonora Gunn discusses society's role in improving the lives of the chronically ill

Ill versus disabled – is there a distinction between the two?

21st April 2018

Joyce Fox examines society's differing reactions to disability and chronic illness

Sorry

Sorry

23rd March 2018

Patricia de Wolfe is tired of saying 'sorry' on account of her energy-limiting illness

Department for Snakes and Ladders?

Department for Snakes and Ladders?

21st March 2018

Fionn critiques the benefits system's failure to support chronically ill, self-employed people

Stairs or stares? Obstacles to using a wheelchair with invisible illness

Stairs or stares? Obstacles to using a wheelchair with invisible illness

9th January 2018

Ella Sumpter talks about fluctuating mobility levels and reactions to her wheelchair use

Chronic Illness and Confidence

30th October 2017

Marion Michell reveals how chronic illness has stolen her confidence and asks how to resist it

2. EMPLOYMENT Chronic Illness and graduation

2. EMPLOYMENT Chronic Illness and graduation

21st September 2017

Rebecca Boot tackles the painful subject of employment for the chronically ill

1: EDUCATION Chronic illness and social exclusion series

1: EDUCATION Chronic illness and social exclusion series

12th September 2017

Geoff Jones recalls his experiences of education as a child with severe chronic illness

Spoonie Utopia*: an inclusion thought experiment

7th August 2017

Jenny Lyus imagines: "Under this Pro-Spoonie* government I still don’t feel well but I do feel better about myself and my role in society."

Accessing Support: A system geared toward physical impairments

Accessing Support: A system geared toward physical impairments

11th July 2017

Sarah Campbell asks whether chronic illness needs its own set of responses to social security, employment and social care.

From “sick” to “disabled”: my own journey

13th June 2017

Catherine Hale considers how half a lifetime of chronic illness has changed her understanding of the term "disabled"