Tuesday 11 January 2011

More One Month Before Heartbreak Details

With just a few days to go before One Month Before Heartbreak I’m sure everyone wants to know what will happen on the day.  I know I do and I’m running it!

This is a work in progress so please bear with me/us.

There will be a master links list on The Broken of Britain Blog.  So please let us know where you’re post is so we can include it.  A brief idea of what it’s about is also useful (just topic not details).  You can do this in the comments on the blog or on twitter.

We also have a One Month Before Heartbreak blog where we hope to cross post as many submissions as possible.  If you are happy for us to cross post your submission please let us know.

Please try to comment on some of the things people post.  I would love if everyone who takes part could comment on at least one other post.  Blog comments rock and can be especially useful in a situation like this where people may be posting personal things.  It takes a lot of guts, please respect that.

If you see something you people like make sure to tell others about it.  Blog it, Facebook it, tweet it, e-mail us and let us know.  Shout it from the rooftops, even!  We want to get the word out about what the benefit cuts mean to us.  Share the details of the link list and our blog.

Equally, I hope that there will be several “highlights” posts from different bloggers after the event as a kind of round up.  If you do one I want to know about it!  Or if you have any ideas about One Month Before Heartbreak, let us know.

On Twitter? Use the hashtag #ombh in One Month Before Heartbreak tweets.  Or the Broken of Britain hashtag #TBofB.   #UKCuts and #disability are also useful hashtags if you can fit them in.

Consider changing your profile picture on Facebook, twitter or other social networking sites to the One Month Before Heartbreak logo for the 3 days of the event.  And posting the link to explain why.

We want to make as many people as possible aware of One Month Before Heartbreak.  E-mail your MP and tell them about us.  A template letter will be available from Sunday for people to use.

The most important thing I think for everyone involved is to enjoy it and stay safe.  No one is under any pressure to contribute on each of the days, or to take part at all.  Please don’t feel under any pressure to do more than you are able or comfortable doing.

And finally, a really really massive thank you to everyone who has helped to raise awareness and get the word out there so far.  I’m absolutely blown away by how big this is shaping up to be – and I couldn’t have done it without you all!



Duncan said...

Great stuff! This is going to be big, well done Emma.

Anonymous said...

The problem of the persecution of the sick and of the disabled people is present in all Europe .
You can read a discussion on this problem In the following links :
Theese disability reforms violate various articles of the European Convention of the Human Right and
more precisely the article 2 ( right to life ) , article 3 ( prohibition of inhuman treatment ) , article 4
(prohibition of slavery and forced labour ) .
For all the sick and disabled people that has been entitled to receive benefits of various type with old
normatives there is also a violation of the article 1 of the PROTOCOL No. 1 of the same European Convention .
How is possible that acquired rights of the disabled people are easily eliminated in Britain ?
The principle of the acquired rights does not exists in Britain ?

Oya's Daughter said...

I have to say I am FLOORED with how this is taking off. My one post which hasn't even been mainlinked yet has received nearly 100 hits! Every time I go on twitter I'm seeing the #ombh and the logo everywhere.

This is big. I hope it gets bigger. An amazing initiative and I am proud and honoured to take part.

Kerryn said...

I'm not sure if this is where i need to give my link, but i've added a post on my new blog:


Thanks for all the hard work going on and I really hope our voices get heard!

Anonymous said...

I've written an entry - "First they came for the disabled people", here:

Feel free to repost anywhere, should you wish to.

laoi gaul~williams said...

my entry is here


and here


saurou said...

I made a post here if you are interested:


Myrrien said...

I've left a blog entry about how easy it is for mistakes to be made in relation to DLA


Dave Hingsburger said...

My post is up at http://davehingsburger.blogspot.com/2011/01/broken-of-britain-blogswarm-todays-day.html


Philip said...

Great to see this campaign - as a District councillor, service provider and someone who, for years, was on disability benefits, I am shocked by the lack of understanding by government in making these changes. I've hurriedly thrown a blog together at: http://ruscombegreen.blogspot.com/2011/01/dla-faces-savage-and-many-cuts.html

Thank you for getting thsi campaign going.

Julie Goucher said...

Likewise, here is my post,


FLO said...

my post is here : http://george-ina.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-month-before-heartbreak.html

shi said...

Hi Emma,
I have signed the petition and have also started a tumblelog called one month before heartbreak with some original poetry about being disabled and a piece about trying to get to an upstairs office without a lift.
here's the link if you want to check it out.
Shi x

Victoria Biggs said...

As I no longer have a personal blog, my post is being hosted by a friend here:


My friend has also written a post for OMBH, because she is disabled as well. We cared for each other, as I can manage things that she can't, and vice versa. Without our mutual support methods, she would have been stuck in supported housing that wasn't suitable and I would have had to stay with my parents. DLA played a big role in enabling us to look after ourselves. I chose to write from this angle because it shows that disabled people can be capable and creative when it comes to looking after ourselves - we aren't scrounging scum who ask to be pampered.

Achelois said...

I have written a post about guilt and disability/dla etc. i am happy for you to cross post although am unsure if this is the right place to put this. I hope so - here's the link. http://tensiletimes.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-month-before-heartbreak.html