Disabled Ghetto


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Abuse and Disempowerment in the Name of Best Value
By Gordon Shippey

ISBN: 978-1-84747-096-6
Published: 2007
Pages: 160
Key Themes: mental health services, anti-psychiatry, abuse, disability movement, epilepsy


This is a book for all those who struggle for real control of their own lives and for those who try to support them against a very powerful tide of oppression. It is so easy for some to turn a blind eye to the suffering of people they do not know. So lift the veil on the UKs faceless people and break the monkey rule, I am sure we all know it, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil! This is an intelligent and damning critique of mental health services in the UK, a potent call-to-arms for the survivor movement.

About the Author

Gordon Shippey was born in May 1973 in Middlesbrough, where he still lives. Gordon is a trained physicist and is skilled in electronics, he worked for some time in the nuclear industry. After suffering an accident, Gordon developed acute epilepsy, and was exposed to the gross inequality facing many people with different disabilities. Over the years, he became disillusioned with the ethos within the health system. This led him to write his account of the awful experiences many people had within the health and disability services. He has become a campaigner for civil rights, particularly for those with disabilities, and even ran as a candidate for the 2003 local elections.

6 reviews for Disabled Ghetto

  1. Sarah Anon (verified owner)

    Gordon Shippey explains tells us how disabled people are devalued in society and talks about his fight against oppression. His goal is to critique the mental health services in the United Kingdom. Very interesting.

  2. Michael Brian (verified owner)

    This book is really interesting, it’s an intelligent critique of mental health services in the UK!!! Very clever and well written!!!! Read it!!

  3. Richard Dayton (verified owner)

    The book begins with an account of the consideration of society toward disabled people throughout history. He shows us how the incapacity of these people is not the physical one. In fact society is at the origin of the inferiority felt by these people. The end of the book shows that society improved his behavior but also that much work is yet to be done.

  4. Brian May (verified owner)

    have just finished reading this book and I was very surprise by it. BUY IT AND YOU WILL SEE WHAT I MEAN…

  5. Amanda Conabady (verified owner)

    It criticizes the national service for healthiness. It is well done and realistic.

  6. Thomas Bailey. (verified owner)

    This ground-breaking critique of the mental health services is a must read for all associated with the mental health service including those who suffer from mental illness. Highly recommended.

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