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Crippled

Crippled

The Austerity Crisis and the Threat to Disability Rights

by Frances Ryan
Paperback
Publication Date: 05/08/2019
RRP  $29.99 $28.95

By the end of 2018 over £28bn of benefit will be cut as a result of the government's policies on social security, housing, employment, and healthcare, specifically aimed at the disabled community.

In the age of austerity, it's disabled people who are hardest hit, affecting over 3.7 million people. This is in addition to a situation in which half of those in poverty are either disabled or living with a disabled person.

In Crippled, leading commentator Frances Ryan tells the story of those most affected by this devastating regime. This includes the tetraplegic living in a first floor flat forced to crawl down flights of stairs because the council doesn't provide accessible housing; the young girl forced to sleep in her wheelchair and admitted to hospital with malnutrition; or the Londoner with schizophrenia found 'fit for work', found dead at home three months later.

Through these personal stories the book shows the scale of the crisis, while also showing how the disabled community is fighting back. It is a passionate demand for the recognition of disability rights and a call for an end to austerity policies that disproportionately affect those most in need.

ISBN:
9781786637888
9781786637888
Category:
Disability: social aspects
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
05-08-2019
Publisher:
Verso Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
210x140mm

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