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Why I want to work

By Lucy Webster  

Let me introduce myself. I’m Lucy, I’m 18 and I want to be a journalist. I have been lucky enough (and, I’d like to think, good enough) to feature in several publications, and lucky enough too to be heading off to university to study Politics and International Relations. So imagine my surprise when a young man from the Department of Work and Pensions turned up at my house and declared that I am not expected to find a job; I automatically qualify as “unfit for work”.

I have cerebral palsy. This results in an inability to walk, limited hand control…

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