Delighted this evening to have stumbled across Jenny Morris's blog
If I am correct, this must be the sameJenny Morris who wrote the 1999 Joseph Rowntree research publication "Hurtling into a Void?", which inspired us to call Paces' young adult group "Leaping the Void".
Here's an extract from her latet posting "Fulfilling potential or potential unfulfilled?"
Two funding streams, aimed at helping disabled people into and to keep paid employment, are part of the Right to Control trailblazers. Disabled people are thus being given control over resources they are entitled to under the Work Choice programme (the specialist employment programme) and Access to Work. Such experiences must be in stark contrast to those disabled people receiving services from the Work Programme where it is Job Centre Plus civil servants and service providers such as A4e who are considered to be the ‘experts’ as to how best to help people into work. Far from being in control over how to use resources, disabled people in these situations face losing their benefits if they don’t do what they are told to do (including unpaid work for unlimited periods).