I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s blistering film about being disabled and needing money to live in modern Britain [Image: Everett/REX/Shutterstock].

I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s blistering film about being disabled and needing money to live in modern Britain [Image: Everett/REX/Shutterstock].

To be disabled and need money to live in modern Britain: this week brings two insights into just what that means.

On the one hand, there is I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s blistering film about a jobseeker who, after a near-fatal heart attack, can get neither work nor benefits. And on the other, the prospect that proposed Conservative cuts mean that soon 45,000 fewer disabled people will have help to find a job. That comes ahead of a long-touted government green paper on health and employment: a list of “promises” – at best, ideas – to help disabled people into work.

Source: Don’t stigmatise disabled people as workshy | Frances Ryan | Opinion | The Guardian

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