Pass The Parcel Or Pass The Bomb?

Clare from Salvation Army just left. I swear I am currently existing off these weekly morale boosts. What has boosted my morale was not any good news in particular, merely the feeling of being understood: Clare's been contacting more landlords and letting agents, but hitting the expected brick wall of everything being 'means-tested' and not … Continue reading Pass The Parcel Or Pass The Bomb?

Not The Right Type Of Vulnerable

Are you suffering physical abuse?No Are you suffering sexual abuse?No Do you have problems with drugs or addiction?No Then I'm afraid we can't help you. The fuck? PTSD,Emotional abuse,Invisible physical disabilities,Suicidal thoughts,Self-harm,Autism,OCD, All examples of things which don't make you the right type of vulnerable. It's ok, though,Because there are private rented accommodations,However being in … Continue reading Not The Right Type Of Vulnerable

Final Statement To Tribunal

Today I received in the post a copy of a final statement submitted by the benefits advisor to the PIP tribunal after the hearing (which was an unexpected pleasant surprise!)β€” a last-ditch effort to sway the judge in my favour: Robin is a very complex individual who even though highly intelligent has an array of … Continue reading Final Statement To Tribunal

Moment Of Reckoning/The DWP Kill People

The benefits advisor was amusingly torn between two conflicting emotions and interests,As he filled in Sarah of Stepping Forward about the treatment inflicted upon the nation's vulnerable by the Department of Work and Pensions; He recounted a recent example of somebody winning a case against the DWP, on some particular definition,And how, obviously,The DWP has … Continue reading Moment Of Reckoning/The DWP Kill People

Say Please

Fuck you I can no longer make that runway!I’m going to have to ditch!! RS 1987, please don't be rudeβ€” Alert the coastguard!! …Say please, RS 1987, Please alert the goddamn-motherfucking-coastguard now!!!ARRRRrggggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!Over and oβ€” ……… …M-my god,I'm s-so glad to see you…th-thank you, thank you!! …What is your name? My name………Is Robin Smith. CAPTAIN ROBIN … Continue reading Say Please

Deadstick Landing

I can literally see a runway off to my right! Ok, stand by for vector…Turn left heading two-niner-zero, maintain flight level one-hundred, And free to use any runway, yeah? … How many souls on board? Just one…me,I repeat this is a Mayday! Negative RS 1987, maintain holding pattern,All runways are currently occupied, But I have … Continue reading Deadstick Landing

Roger

Spiralling downwards towards the dark abyss,The overthink alarm was chirping in my cockpit: Too low, terrain,Pull up, pull up,Too low,Sink rate,Sink rate,Overthink,Pull up!! I called in a mayday,And do you know what they said? There's ah a runway available hundreds of miles away,With an ocean and ah a storm in-between,Outside of your uh…fuel limit,And you'll … Continue reading Roger

Requirements

Support,Cannot,Depend,On diagnosis,Because otherwise,You're,Invalidating,The intense suffering; Where has,All,The humanity,Gone?Whatever happened,To,Helping out,Family,And,Friends,And,Community? The heart is all gone,That,Is,Horrific; You're only deserving,Of,Help,If you have formal documentation; That,Is,So,Fucked up,It is,Beyond,Words. I am stressed for the same reasons as usual,And the autism assessment call is soon,But I haven't finished the 17 page questionnaire,And I've been trying to reschedule the call since … Continue reading Requirements