On the face of it, organisations are getting better at facilitating “flexible working”. Inevitably, some are moving faster and more innovatively than others.
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.
Fran Halsall on the consequences of a late diagnosis and living with multiple chronic conditions
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.
Congratulations to all involved with this very significant and relevant project.
Catherine Hale advocates breaking away from a medical model of chronic illness
Victoria Clutton highlights the barriers to work faced by the chronically ill
Jayne Linney looks at the benefits system and its failure to take account of mental health
Lottie J. Lane explores parenting and living with a chronic illness
Leonora Gunn discusses society's role in improving the lives of the chronically ill
Joyce Fox examines society's differing reactions to disability and chronic illness
Fionn critiques the benefits system's failure to support chronically ill, self-employed people
Ella Sumpter talks about fluctuating mobility levels and reactions to her wheelchair use
Marion Michell reveals how chronic illness has stolen her confidence and asks how to resist it
Rebecca Boot tackles the painful subject of employment for the chronically ill
Geoff Jones recalls his experiences of education as a child with severe chronic illness
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."
Sarah Campbell asks whether chronic illness needs its own set of responses to social security, employment and social care.