The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism

The onslaught of neoliberalism, austerity measures and cuts, impact of climate change, protracted conflicts and ongoing refugee crisis, rise of far right and populist movements have all negatively impacted on disability. Yet, disabled people and their allies are fighting back and we urgently need to understand how, where and what they are doing, what they…

New submissions for Aged Care Royal Commission

Following the third Aged Care Royal Commission hearing in Melbourne recently, which focused on workforce issues, the Aged Care Royal Commission has announced it is seeking written submissions relating specifically to the aged care workforce. Start your submission today! Issues can relate to: ·         Staffing levels ·         Registration schemes ·         Remuneration and working conditions ·         Skill, knowledge and competency levels of…

Summit: Dementia, Aged Care and Human Rights

Join us for a Summit: People Living With Dementia, Aged Care and Human Rights 9am-3.30pm, Friday 22 November 2019 University of Technology, Quay Street, Haymarket, Sydney. Download the flier. FREE event but you do need to RSVP for catering purposes. If you wish to attend, please email Linda Steele linda.steele@uts.edu.au Views of people living with…

Back on the #BanBPSD trail

It’s been a long time between waterholes here, or rather, since my last blog! For all sorts of reasons I’ve felt the need to stay quiet here, and for a number of personal and health related reasons, I’ve not been up to blogging either. However, it’s recently become very clear I need to find my…

Learning life’s lessons…

“Invisible wounds are the hardest to heal, and often their healing depends on the unconditional love of others.”  Inner healing is also made very difficult when a person dies, and it is also really challenging to heal one’s own wounds, even when the person is still alive, when their love and affection is conditional. 2019…

Grief

A cloud of unspeakable sadness Unlike anything you’ve felt before Interrupting your daily life Like a punching bag Full of unexpected blows Searingly painful Seemingly unending A life gone Your life as you know it Now gone forever The person gone No others want to speak of them again For fear of seeing your grief…