I never expected to rely on my Jobcentre, but their conditions for my independent efforts penalised my attempts to help myself. So, tough luck if you believe in making your own opportunities. Local jobs in Ipswich were non-existent or beyond my skill set: boiler repair and work with vulnerable people.
The government need to stop creating barriers for disabled students if they want them to participate in society. Disabled students want to make a difference in society and participate, evident in the rise in applications for university. Yet extra funding and finance from welfare benefits is essential for this to occur.
Welfare and welfare reform is one of those areas of political debate that is bedeviled by mass, mainly media-driven, ignorance. It is hard to have a rational debate about the issue because its infused from the start with a high dosage of irrational prejudice fueled by entirely rational hidden agendas.