Black text that says “I am voting for my life this 8 June.” At the bottom left in black text is the hashtag #10for1000. At the bottom right is the #CripTheVoteUK wordmark with a pink background.

[CW: discussion of suicide]

Through our campaigning we’ve come across a number of people saying they will contemplate suicide in the event of Conservatives remaining in power and we feel we have a responsibility to ask that individuals, third-sector care groups, and NHS mental health services prepare themselves for this possibility.

Last November, the United Nations condemned the Conservative government for its “grave or systematic violations” of disabled people’s human rights. Earlier this year, the British Red Cross declared a humanitarian crisis in the NHS. A study out of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Oxford University and…


Black text against light blue background that says: #CripTheVoteUK / Tweet Storm / Cripping #GE2017 / 7 June, 2017 / 19:00–22:00 BST / @CripTheVoteUK

This Wednesday evening, we want a burst of tweets to trend around the United Kingdom, to keep #CripTheVoteUK at the front of people’s minds as they head to the polls on Thursday.

How can you help?

Tweet using the hashtag #CripTheVoteUK on Wednesday evening from 7pm until 10pm.

Ask your friends and family to join the tweet storm, email them, message them on Facebook, the more the merrier. It’s all about getting a lot of people at specified time to tweet a lot for a sustained period. It’s sort of a Flash Mob on Social Media.

If you’re not sure…


Welcome to tonight’s #CripTheVoteUK chat, looking at disability representation and hate crime.

We are pleased to have guest host @thelizcarr with us today!

Please remember to use the #CripTheVoteUK hashtag when you tweet. FYI: today’s chat will be 60min long.

If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVoteUK”

We’ll be doing things a bit differently tonight — some of our questions are meant for our guest host @thelizcarr & some are for everyone. #CripTheVoteUK

We’ll be tweeting both sets of questions from this account — and of course noting…


Welcome to tonight’s #CripTheVoteUK chat, looking at #disability & the #NHS.

We are pleased to have guest host @HannahPopsy with us today!

Please remember to use the #CripTheVoteUK hashtag when you tweet. FYI: today’s chat will be 120min long.

If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVoteUK”

Q0. Please introduce yourself in a way you’re comfortable with. Why do you think the NHS is a disability rights issue?

For patients

Q1. What has your experience with seeking healthcare related for your conditions been like?

For doctors

Q2. How have…


[Image: Black text on faded dark orange background that says #CripTheVoteUK / Special Twitter Chat / ME/CFS & the Psychosocial Agenda / 25 May, 2017 / 19:00–20:15 BST / guest hosted by @robmcd85 / @CripTheVoteUK ]

Introductory Tweets and Questions for the 25/5 #CripTheVoteUK chat

Welcome to tonight’s #CripTheVoteUK chat, looking at ME & the #psychosocialagenda

We are pleased to have guest host @robmcd85 with us today!

Please remember to use the #CripTheVoteUK hashtag when you tweet. FYI: today’s chat will be 70min long.

If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVoteUK”

Some background information: myalgic encephalomyelitis is a disabling neuroimmune condition. #CripTheVoteUK

It is often misdiagnosed as or wrongly conflated with chronic fatigue syndrome — in fact its symptoms are much more wide-ranging than…


Welcome to tonight’s #CripTheVoteUK chat, looking at the #schoolcuts and #inclusiveeducation.

We are pleased to have guest hosts @CatchTheseWords, @ALLFIEUK and @SFAactive with us today!

Please remember to use the #CripTheVoteUK hashtag when you tweet. FYI: today’s chat will be 75min long.

If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVoteUK”

With that, we’ll hand the reins over to @CatchTheseWords and @ALLFIEUK who will be tweeting today’s questions!

Q0. Please introduce yourself in a way in which you are comfortable! Why is #inclusiveeducation important to you? #CripTheVoteUK

Q1. How are…


Thanks to an anonymous tipster for submitting this information & analysis.

The Conservative government and the Coalition government have many charges laid at their door; the pointless PIP reassessments, the cuts to ESA/DSA/social care/etc. But for a while, I partially — only partially mind — forgave them for a portion of their crimes because I’d hoped that they were making bad decisions because they didn’t understand what they were doing. After all, many were educated at Oxford or Cambridge; they live and always have lived apart rather than as a part of the lives of the majority of voters. …


Welcome to tonight’s #CripTheVoteUK chat, looking at the UK’s mental health care crisis.

We are pleased to have guest hosts @MarkOneinFour , Anne @RITB_GE17 and Linda @suzypuss with us today!

Please remember to use the #CripTheVoteUK hashtag when you tweet. FYI: today’s chat will be 75min long.

We are aware the topic of this chat — mental illness & the mental health care crisis — may be triggering. If so, you may want to mute this account. #CripTheVoteUK

If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVoteUK”

We’ll be trying…


[CW: suicide]

Our #10for10000 campaign encourages people to share a selfie and commit to spending 10 minutes to save 10,000 lives this 8th June. The 10 minutes of course refers to the time it takes to mark and cast your ballot. The 10,000 refers to a very cautious estimate of the number of people who have lost their lives because of policies implemented by the current government that target the health and wellbeing of disabled people.

The 10,000 figure is drawn from mortality statistics released in August 2015 by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), enumerating deaths of people…

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