“This compelling book offers an accomplished and vital expose into how welfare reform policies are continually crushing the rights of disabled people in the UK. The book is impressively up to date and concise, no mean feat considering the minefield that has been the changing policy context for disabled people in recent years. Meticulously researched, and always passionately written, Mo tells us what it is like to be on the receiving end of the harsh and cruel regime perpetuated by the government, from a different perspective. As Mo herself clearly states, “this researcher has never claimed to be an academic”. The years of detailed research that forms the basis for the book build on Mo’s former role as a healthcare professional. This is a huge draw to the book, as it is without the reticence that academic writing is sometimes constrained by, and offers a personal element to the book that is rarely seen. ‘Cash Not Care’ will make you feel angry, sad and inspired in equal measures. This is a book that needs to be widely read and talked about”.

Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite, Research Associate Centre for Health and Inequalities Research The University of Durham