What is Cerebral Palsy? | Umove Physio | Stay Fit!


Cerebral Palsy is a gathering of scatters that influence adjusts, development, and muscle tone. “Cerebral” means the turmoil is identified with the mind, and “paralysis” alludes to the shortcoming or a muscle issue.

CP begins in the territory of the cerebrum that controls the capacity to move muscles. Cerebral paralysis can happen when that piece of the cerebrum doesn’t create as it should, or when it is harmed appropriate around the season of birth or ahead of schedule in life.

The vast majority with cerebral paralysis are conceived with it. That is called “innate” CP. Yet, it can likewise begin after birth, in which case it’s called “gained” CP.

Individuals with cerebral paralysis can have gentle issues with muscle control, or it could be severe to the point that they can’t walk. A few people with CP experience issues talking. Others have scholarly incapacities, while many have typical knowledge.

 

Source: What is Cerebral Palsy? | Umove Physio | Stay Fit!

December 2017 PIP Change FAQs | Mind, the mental health charity – help for mental health problems


December 2017 PIP ruling

In December 2017 the courts ruled that changes to PIP discriminate against people with mental health problems. Read our information about what this might means for people claiming PIP.

What were the changes to PIP the Government made in March?

PIP is awarded in two parts. One part looks at how your mental health affects your daily life, and the other looks at how your mental health affects your ability to travel and make journeys. In March 2017 the Government changed the law so that people who find it hard to make journeys because they become very distressed are entitled to less support from PIP.

Under the changes it’s still possible to qualify for the higher amount of support from PIP if you have a mental health problem but it is harder because the Government will not take into account distress. It says that it still takes into account how your mental health might affect your thinking, memory, and attention, or your ability to keep yourself and others safe when making a journey.

What does the ruling say?

The ruling says that the changes the Government made to PIP earlier this year are unlawful because:

  • They unjustifiably discriminate against people with mental health problems
  • The Government didn’t consult on them
  • The Government didn’t have the right powers to make them

Source : December 2017 PIP Change FAQs | Mind, the mental health charity – help for mental health problems

Mind boss lies to protesters over DWP contracts | DisabledGo News and Blog


Mind’s chief executive has lied to service-users and other disabled activists who were protesting about his charity’s close links with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Disabled activists who gathered outside Mind’s headquarters on Monday declared “war” on the charity because of its support for DWP policies that they say have damaged people in mental distress. The protest, led by mental health service-users, was sparked by the decision of the charity’s policy and campaigns manager Tom Pollard to join DWP on secondment as a senior policy adviser. The noisy protest saw activists brand Mind an “absolute disgrace” and brandish a bag containing “30 pieces of silver”, which they said was “blood money” for Pollard. When Paul Farmer, Mind’s chief executive, left the building to speak to protesters, he told them the charity had “no contracts with DWP” and that he was “not interested in future contracts at this stage”. But after the protest, a disgruntled member of Mind staff leaked

Source: Mind boss lies to protesters over DWP contracts | DisabledGo News and Blog

Many parents ‘never talk about mental health’ to children | Disability UK Blog


The BBC Health News reports that: More than half of parents in England have never spoken to their children about stress, anxiety or depression, a survey has suggested. A poll of more than 1,100 par…

Source: Many parents ‘never talk about mental health’ to children | Disability UK Blog

The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind | The Mind Unleashed


Depression is epidemic in our society, and the mainstream solution is a trip to the psychiatrist and an indefinite prescription for pharmaceuticals. Dependent…

Source: The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind | The Mind Unleashed

Ministers ‘considering scrapping WRAG top-up’


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Ministers are considering plans to slash benefit payments to hundreds of thousands of disabled people, by scrapping a key part of the main out-of-work disability benefit, employment and support allowance (ESA), according to the BBC.

The BBC reports that a leaked Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) document describes ESA as a “passive” benefit which does not “incentivise” people to find a job, and suggests abolishing the ESA work-related activity group (WRAG).

This would mean that ESA claimants expected to move eventually into work – but not yet “fit for work” – would see their weekly payments fall from £102.15 to £73.10, the same amount as those claiming jobseeker’s allowance (JSA).

The BBC report – published just days before the budget – provoked anger among disabled campaigners and disability organisations, although it is similar to a report by the same BBC reporter last October, in which he said he had seen leaked documents which showed ministers were considering cutting payments for those in the WRAG to just 50p more per week than JSA claimants.

Disabled activist and blogger David Gillon, who tweets at @WTBDavidG, described the latest leaked plans as “clueless”.

Another disabled activist and blogger, Steve Sumpter, who tweets at @latentexistence, said: “Losing ESA and going on JSA means more conditions attached, more chance of sanctions when sick people can’t comply.”

Catherine Hale, tweeting at @octoberpoppy, said: “How is impoverishing disabled people and increasing #ESA sanctions a good way to Run the Country?”

And Kate Green, Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people, said on Twitter that the report was “more alarming news for disabled people”.

The mental health charity Mind said such a move would “cause significant additional pain for vulnerable people, with very limited gain”.

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, said: “It is insulting to suggest that people supported by ESA because they are living with illness or disability would be more likely to return to work if their benefits were cut.

“We know that most people with mental health problems want to work but face significant barriers as a result of the impact of their condition and the stigma and discrimination they often face from employers.”

He said the government had failed to provide appropriate support to help people in mental distress back into work, and should focus on improving this help “rather than looking to blame ill and disabled [people] by cutting their financial support”.

Mind pointed out that the cut would see people in the WRAG, currently receiving a little over £5,000 a year, having that slashed by more than £1,500.

Farmer said the proposed reduced rate of £73 a week was designed for people on a “short-term benefit for people who are between jobs and not affected by illness or disability like those on ESA”.

He said: “Almost 60 per cent of people on JSA move off the benefit within six months, while almost 60 per cent of people in the WRAG need this support for over two years.

“It would be totally inappropriate and irresponsible to cut support to people in the WRAG in this way and would do nothing to help them move into work.”

News provided by John Pring at www.disabilitynewsservice.com

Aden

Hi I’m Aden, I work at DisabledGo as the Digital Marketing Manager and I manage the blog and all social media channels.

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