UC Health Assessor reported me to DVLA & JCP Overruling Doctors

Life of a Universal Credit Sufferer

Welcome again.

If you saw my twitter timeline on Saturday afternoon you’ll know I had my driving licence revoked. And I didn’t take it well.

To lay a bit of background I’ll explain a few things.

I had a Work Capability Assesment in January of this year. I was found fit to work.

I also had my DVLA health check and was given another 10 year medical license in January with no restrictions.


So, I moved house on the 22nd of February and sent away my license to update the address, as is required. No problems there.

As I still hadn’t gotten it back, I decided on Saturday, 19th May, to give them a call, since they’re open until 2pm.

After navigating the automated menu, which is a mixture of vocal and keypad commands, I reached an advisor.

Upon taking my details she said that; there was no record…

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Using power wisely: why psychologists must engage with the DWP

Recovery in the Bin

In response to RITB’s request for professionals to get in touch, a clinical psychologist explains why they think it is vital for the profession to speak up and to get involved when it comes to dealing with the Department of Work and Pensions. They have chosen to remain anonymous to protect patient confidentiality.

Psychologists in the UK have been talking a lot about power of late. Here’s a statement that presumably we’ll all agree with: the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) exerts a vast amount of power over people.

Many people who are engaged in therapy with a psychologist or other mental-health professional might be caught up in the DWP power dynamic. You might therefore expect those of us working in health and social care to be keenly aware of exactly what that means – just as, for instance, you’d expect us to be aware of comorbid health conditions…

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The country I grew up in is dying

Fear and loathing in Great Britain


Theresa May struts around as if she owns Britain and yet domestically and globally she is Britain’s worst enemy.

Nearly a year has passed since the catastrophe of Grenfell Tower. Even at the time it was played down by Theresa May and it quickly became clear that it was a political football, a battle of the privileged few against the lives of the victims. Politically (for the Tories), Grenfell is dead, promises lie hollow and empty in a vacuum of empty words. Real people with real lives, are completely ignored in the corridors of Tory power.

The recent atrocities in Gaza have been met with absolute silence from Number 10 and its incumbent. The UN has voted to send international war crimes investigators to Gaza, a vote in which Britain abstained. Abstention, like silence, is a vote, in what is self evidently a humanitarian crisis.

The despicable treatment of the…

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