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Dr Sally Witcher @SalWitcher Edinburgh, Scotland

Tweeting in a personal capacity. Chair of the Scottish Commission on Social Security. Day job Chief Exec of Inclusion Scotland. Proud to be a disabled person.

866 Following   2,244 Followers   2,261 Tweets

Joined Twitter 3/16/15


@Pauline_Toole @Sheilz4indy @JeaneF1MSP @jasonleitch Asked to sign, and in one case apparently said they didn't wan… https://t.co/yzELQUgozkThanks so much for sharing this Fiona. @SalWitcher @colin_millar https://t.co/7FMJ4n7NNf
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @Sheilz4indy @JeaneF1MSP @jasonleitch We've come across examples in Scotland too, I'm afraid, of people being asked… https://t.co/e5Vl33cRac
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @Sheilz4indy @JeaneF1MSP @jasonleitch We've come across examples in Scotland too, I'm afraid, of people being asked… https://t.co/e5Vl33cRacThank you! A lot of disabled people & family carers out there will be very pleased to hear this. Look forward to fi… https://t.co/Z2HrcgXtElNot just older people who are concerned about the basis for clinical decisions @JeaneF1MSP @jasonleitch . Disabled… https://t.co/5Bewe2kLY8
4/6
2020
Dr Donald Macaskill said guidance does not spell out criteria on how 'life and death' decisions will be made https://t.co/Ut5ULMiu36
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4/5
2020
Good to get some media coverage of these very serious issues. Thanks @hacscot ! https://t.co/bo0bbp8mMKThanks ⁦@evanodell⁩ 19 and ⁦@AliciaWood__⁩ for updating our statement and adding all the latest supporters. Knocki… https://t.co/SLA9MddQK4
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherWe've been told there's no blanket approach to decisions on who gets life-saving treatment based on age/ disability… https://t.co/dWLh7SAUqS
4/4
2020
@DrFrancesRyan @PressAwardsuk @GuardianComms Congratulations Frances. Very well deserved.I never thought I would use twitter to beg for my life. I'm angry and scared. We are all being betrayed if we let o… https://t.co/MJpBD6Xs2u
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @Carer49 Can only speak for one but no @tressaburke @GDA__online @InclusionScot Thanks Tressa! The more information we can all gather and communicate to d… https://t.co/PRLNCznFFQ
4/3
2020
Very welcome announcement this afternoon from @JeaneF1MSP on getting Personal Protective Equipment to unpaid carer… https://t.co/iusV2VDt6j
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherGreat anxiety that disabled people won’t get life-saving treatment or be resuscitated even if it might save them.… https://t.co/RY154vhr8l
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @susanas4321 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!!!!!!!!!! But fine. You?This is extremely worrying. Our lives matter! https://t.co/JZCqCMLcZf
4/2
2020
@Carer49 @InclusionScot Thank you Lynn!This should be front page of every paper tomorrow: almost a million (950,000) new Universal Credit claims between 1… https://t.co/incvETcV30
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @MeganJFarr Thanks Megan! @GallusEffie Thank you! @LindaBamford151 Thank you! 🙂The more evidence of lived experience the greater the chances of us getting policies & services that meet our needs… https://t.co/bk0aHss3VJThanks for sharing this Sarah. Very interesting piece on the pitfalls of 'framing' people as 'vulnerable'. https://t.co/MhEKJZhbEV
4/1
2020
@ccpscotland @toadmeister Not enough disinfectant in the world. And no point wasting time trying to explain to him… https://t.co/geSWrc6nuYGreat news in here for carers too @mccafferty2 @Carer49 @speyquine @dancinginmypjs @LeighGCIL @sociallecturnalhttps://t.co/o4miIB808R
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @ccpscotland Where can I find it? Not that I want to promote & spread outrageously repellent stuff, but I do want t… https://t.co/0Mm7pvbea9
3/31
2020
NHS Scotland has produced a series of videos using British Sign Language (BSL) explaining the steps you can take to… https://t.co/FKUWZuDptK
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @susanas4321 @Dis_PPL_Protest @Carer49 @blueannoyed @NicolaSturgeon I've not received a letter - am definitely at h… https://t.co/n8kprW4PyY @GDA_online @DEScotTweets @GCIL_Support @LothianCIL @SCLDNews @Carer49 @deafscotMedia https://t.co/6W3KfcLj9s
3/30
2020
Risks to people getting social care at home featured on @BBCNews My brother with MS tells the same story. His car… https://t.co/uSRgRKVNzH
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @MoragTreanor @ScotGovFM @P_H_S_Official Morag, hope you feel better soon. Agree, we need more testing. Vital.
3/29
2020
Scottish Government can manage it, so it seems, so why can't Westminster? https://t.co/AxIpmMH8Rq via @38_degreesBy me: as the world closes down and holds its breath, a letter from a plague https://t.co/u5knZFUrmh
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherWho knew but it's almost like having face to face meetings about a droplet borne highly infectious viral illness wi… https://t.co/bqSroVPWqa
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @JBalfourMSP Personally I'd be happy for all football to be played that way for ever more. Yes, I so realise I am p… https://t.co/Y9TFk2hTf3Not just people working as carers/ Personal Assistants - family carers too - urgently need Personal Protective Equi… https://t.co/QdrXHBuoWo @AnnFitton2 The display of public support for the NHS was brilliant! It shows just how much we value our NHS, as a… https://t.co/dLaPRKDrxmIt doesn't matter how important the information or how great the reporting if it isn't accessible to people who nee… https://t.co/NH0UKipcZXDon't know about you but the sight of UK politicians responsible for the long-term underfunding & privatisation (of… https://t.co/4WNgH7SF5UAny company wanting a bailout should be told they need to register themselves in the UK for tax purposes going forward.
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @oldscotbooks @ashleyannotate @Edinburgh_CC @edinhelp Have you tried the Coronavirus Volunteering Edinburgh group o… https://t.co/nf5edFEFFk @Wheeliejack Thanks Jackie. I'm certainly going to try! You stay safe too - these are tough times and we've all got… https://t.co/PAVLt1yii0
3/28
2020
@Wheeliejack I agree Jackie. Not saying this shouldn't be done now for the reasons you way. But only now and for th… https://t.co/dGhA2W8DE6 @CWUnews @unitetheunion @unisontweets https://t.co/NkR3qC4Kr8I have huge admiration for what the nhs staff, carers, shopworkers etc all do I was clapping last night to show my… https://t.co/c0JLqmM9cQ
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherKeanu FFS give it a rest! In the midst of global apocalypse can't believe I'm still attracting the attention of the… https://t.co/0vrqeBdWXFThese are extraordinary times & there can be a good case for doing things that would be otherwise unthinkable, but… https://t.co/MWSCmJGkKNWhen the Corona crisis is over, we’ll remember there’s something infinitely worse & more destructive hanging over u… https://t.co/hfI81DEtep
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3/27
2020
If you ever needed an object lesson in why the stock market is not the economy, on the morning of historic levels o… https://t.co/E2b2c3Cdm4
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @ewhitelock @InclusionScot Thanks Emma! We're doing whatever we can, just like everyone else, to make this dreadful… https://t.co/k23wYTqaRP @janismcdco @DEScotTweets @IdeasForEars @hearinglossSCO @deafscotMedia @phrscot @ALLIANCEScot @seemescotlandhttps://t.co/9wH0sBxNY4Every day we're hearing of people having social care packages cut, right when they most desperately need them. It’s… https://t.co/4l9kPBvEh0
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherAmidst the anxiety & doom it's good to know there are occasional successes. Now need @itvnews @Channel4News & othe… https://t.co/EhldPNX8JyEver since the UK Govt announced funding for business I've had a nagging worry about where this would end up. In th… https://t.co/URXZtUnq3mSo off licences are ‘essential’ but CAMHS and respite for my disabled self harming non verbal 11 yr old aren’t? Mea… https://t.co/z3EeJiFJe5
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherThanks for sharing Jacqueline. https://t.co/vOuv6u9jBr @SalWitcher This is for people who employ PAs but much of it works for who ever provides care. It's a minefield & t… https://t.co/iFHA3N3S6q
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3/26
2020
An important reminder from article 11 CRPD (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities). https://t.co/Cpbcvr8ZiE
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @outsider63 @marionpfallon If family carers could be provided with basic protective gear that would be a start!Great to get a bit of coverage on Good Morning Scotland of the truly devastating situation for disabled people & ca… https://t.co/lR4adlkffk @SalWitcher @JeaneF1MSP I have been raising this point at every opportunity recently - thank you for also raising i… https://t.co/S5sm1Y47FH
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherIf you can get SSP for self-isolating because you're at high risk, not only when you/someone in your household actu… https://t.co/o29qkUNYH2Where's the advice to disabled people & family carers? Is it 'You're on your own?' Very much looks like it. Intoler… https://t.co/1K2yhNNkVc
3/25
2020
YOU’VE BEEN EXPECTING DISABLED AND UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE TO LIVE ON THIS FOR YEARS. https://t.co/aTlIWrWav2
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherLots of people out there helping neighbours including new community groups. This activity is essential for most,… https://t.co/yQtMUcy6qI
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherImportant and welcome guidance, & announcement on new Humanitarian Resistance Centres. How will this work in practi… https://t.co/6dM0GngzhQA great resource from @ALLIANCEScot #carersfightback https://t.co/0F3kwo24FY
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherSpelling out how undervalued carers are ⁦⁦@mrodo22⁩ highlights the serious underfunding of #socialcare ⁦… https://t.co/SXcgvuJiPi
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @tressaburke @kayeadams Hope I don't disappoint after that build-up! Thanks Tressa x @weeartyfarty ❤️😱😱😱 https://t.co/QHWvGiTyYh @SuzDS @kayeadams @BBCRadioScot Thank you Susan. Doing my best to make the most of these precious, regrettably rare opportunities.This is something Gov needs to address - need to ensure voices of disabled people are represented in COVID discussi… https://t.co/zMyMfGPMNS
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @SalWitcher @kayeadams @BBCRadioScot Many important messages. Please listen to this programme if you can from 1:50… https://t.co/nl9mfx7zCN
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherMany thanks to @kayeadams @BBCRadioScot for giving a voice to disabled people & family carers this morning. A much-… https://t.co/RJAwyxlXHH @SalWitcher Exactly this! I’d love them to explain how I social distancing changing nappies on a self harming non v… https://t.co/5jNoHqKREe
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @SalWitcher Heard you and @GwynneMiriam today on #callkaye. Our families have been utterly abandoned. We need a sp… https://t.co/13nSfbXfsf
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @SalWitcher Judging from the Corona Virus Bill a lot of disabled people are simply being abandoned. Not so much *in… https://t.co/2G9cYyegWk
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherCan someone please explain to me how people who need support to eat, to bathe, to move, are supposed to practice so… https://t.co/mPckrP2Z9e
3/24
2020
We have put together some easy read information to help people understand what is going on in the world right now.… https://t.co/5ySP5h3avh
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherSo, how does this work given thousands of disabled and older ppl are having vital care packages withdrawn as we spe… https://t.co/TvBHYX6ZIt
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherWe have put together the following advice on our website for people with cerebral palsy and those that support them… https://t.co/OOf0CnbHkM
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherNew ALLIANCE briefing on the Coronavirus Bill 2020 calls on politicians to ensure legislation remains under constan… https://t.co/5UFq1f9vfF
Retweeted by Dr Sally WitcherThe definition of culpable homicide: "An act or failure to act which causes death". https://t.co/qprw8QX0WrWhat 'Nicola' says 👇 https://t.co/QaED2xCB26I hope the term "key workers" remains in place long after this crisis. We are now learning how important "low skilled" workers really are.
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @operanomad @ccpscotland @SalWitcher So sick and tired of our families and loved ones being singled out and devalue… https://t.co/MfV8R3vGcI
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3/23
2020
May I say, in our house, we object *very* strongly to this language @SalWitcher @operanomad #sickoff https://t.co/2L7dfYNeWt
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @PortobelloPatti Brilliant! Thanks very much for sharing"..it is wrong & overly simplistic to regard people who are aged 70 and above as being vulnerable, a burden, or pre… https://t.co/BWF9wnJBHRCan't believe all the reports I'm seeing of crowds of people sunning themselves in parks, on beaches, going to pubs… https://t.co/kod0kDex7IWatching news. Jesus, if I hear *stay self-isolated if you're awaiting testing* one more time, I'm gonna lose it! H… https://t.co/MIW18V5weW
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @KirsteinRummery If it was spelt out like that ie 'vulnerable to infection' I'd have less problem with it. As it is… https://t.co/cMvxhFZInPThe clocks go forward next weekend. Not sure how far forward but I think four months should do. https://t.co/PV2rzY0FDG
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @SalWitcher @tressaburke @scotgov @COSLA @DrDMacaskill I'm really shocked at lack of contingency planning & total d… https://t.co/JhCIg2LnHO
Retweeted by Dr Sally Witcher @cnocanview It would certainly be a challenge for me! Very out of practice at all that sort of thing. Maybe I'll ge… https://t.co/R2urVKNlwi @cnocanview Thanks Deirdre! I'm very glad I did it now. Missing my mum a lot today, even though I don't usually see… https://t.co/GNhy1ZOR6z @operanomad @OliverEscobar @guardian I think people at risk/ most at risk is better language than 'vulnerable'. It… https://t.co/5ZmKE624N5
3/22
2020

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