MS Research 2021
As identified throughout this website, aided by the reproduction of published academic papers as well as my own research, the human suffering identified by the social policy reforms added to the austerity measures since 2010 renders the chronically ill and disabled community living in fear of successive neoliberal UK governments. As yet, no-one has been held to account for the deaths, despair and preventable harm created by the adoption of the fatally flawed work capability assessment (WCA), as introduced by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to assess the disabled community. Adopting the fatally flawed Waddell-Aylward biopsychosocial model of assessment, which was influenced by corporate America and has failed all academic scrutiny, was always destined to lead to suffering of those in greatest need. The WCA is dangerous and should be abolished.
Although the Preventable Harm Project closed in 2019 I spent 2020 promoting the research findings, which culminated in the online seminar hosted by the Centre for Welfare Reform on 27th November 2020. There continues to be interest in the research findings, as demonstrated by a new article published in January 2021 by the British Journal of General Practice.
In 2021 I will be busy preparing my next book, which will collate published research created within the disabled community, with a working title of Social Policy Abused: the creation of preventable harm.
Published in September 2016, Cash Not Care: the planned demolition of the UK welfare state is the research evidence the Coalition government tried to suppress, now in a book the Conservative government(s) hope no-one will notice.
Whilst the entire British press have been silenced, and refuse to offer the public access to the influence of corporate America with UK social policy reforms since 1992, Cash Not Care is now in the libraries of universities in the UK and in Australia, and is recommended reading for various social policy courses. The research evidence in the book is being used to educate social policy academics of the future.
New Generation Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-78507-783-8 (A4 pbk)
ISBN: 978 -1-78507-785-2 (eBook)