Chronic Illness Inclusion Project

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“I feel forgotten.”

“I feel forgotten.”

1st June 2020

A submission to the Women and Equalities Committee about the impact of coronavirus on people with chronic illness.

Are you disabled?

Are you disabled?

15th May 2020

As someone living with chronic illness it took me almost two decades to shake off the pervasive sense of “feeling like a fraud” if I identified as disabled. The research conducted among my peers with the…

Disability rights and our NHS

Disability rights and our NHS

7th April 2020

The CIIP is among a huge number of disabled activists and Disabled People's Organisations calling for NHS England to respect our Human Rights when it comes to deciding on who gets treatment for Covid-19.

How should DWP engage with disabled people?

How should DWP engage with disabled people?

1st April 2020

Our response to the Social Security Advisory Committee.

Housebound – a guide to self-isolation

Housebound – a guide to self-isolation

31st March 2020

If this is your first time having to live almost entirely in your home, it’s going to be difficult to adapt – but there are things you can do to help.

Second Class Citizens

Second Class Citizens

12th November 2019

Stef Benstead discusses her new book on welfare reform and the treatment of disabled people in austerity Britain.

Energy impairment is a disability

7th October 2019

Earlier this year, the CIIP submitted its first policy response to the Government Statistical Service (GSS).

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.

Donations

6th May 2019

The Chronic Illness Inclusion Project needs your help to continue and grow so that we can ensure that people with chronic illness have a powerful voice the future.

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.

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.

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.