Nobody is Unfit For Work Anymore

Nobody is Unfit For Work Anymore

blueannoyed Reblogged from Black Triangle & DPAC More background from Black Triangle Campaign’s sister organisation Disabled People Against Cuts: ‘Claiming ESA under Universal Credit: Nobody is unfit for work anymore’ Wednesday May 25 2017 What you will read may be very distressing for you, but we are looking at the worst-case scenario and identifying measures to help you and other claimants. It would be good to have some feedback on the Health and Work Conversations…

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Woman was too scared to leave job centre during a heart attack as she feared being sanctioned

Woman was too scared to leave job centre during a heart attack as she feared being sanctioned

Politics and Insights A woman who suffered a heart attack during a job centre in-work progression interview has said she was too scared to get up and leave to get medical help as she was afraid of ­losing her benefits. Salena Hannah, who works part-time, says that she had the attack during her appointment, but was ignored by the “callous” job centre interviewer. She explained: “I had been suffering with chest pains for about two weeks and took…

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Exclusive: NPC on #ToryManifesto. Your Tory-voting OAP friend/relative MUST read

Exclusive: NPC on #ToryManifesto. Your Tory-voting OAP friend/relative MUST read

The SKWAWKBOX Tory manifesto on social care – a Frankenstein’s monster of bolted-together bad policies As Jeremy Corbyn’s informal social media feed revealed today, Britain’s biggest pensioners’ organisation, the NPC (National Pensioners Convention) has called the Tory manifesto (or ‘my manifesto’, as Theresa May kept calling it) a “Frankenstein’s monster” of bolted-together bad policies that will damage pensioners and place an unfair burden on their families: The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) describes Tory manifesto pledge…

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Disabled mum takes fatal overdose after she was refused PIP

Disabled mum takes fatal overdose after she was refused PIP

Politics and Insights A disabled mum, Susan Roberts, was found dead at home following an overdose of morphine. Susan died just metres away from a heartbreaking 11-page letter she had written to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), detailing her suffering following being told she wasn’t eligible for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Susan, a grandmother of eight, had survived four heart attacks. She died £4,000 in debt, after taking a fatal overdose within hours…

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NHS: Tories SILENT on introduction of £145 charges for 40-minute GP consultations

NHS: Tories SILENT on introduction of £145 charges for 40-minute GP consultations

Pride’s Purge Theresa May has been accused of ignoring news that NHS GP services have begun to charge for consultations. In some parts of the UK, NHS patients will have to continue to wait four weeks for a seven-minute appointment with a GP unless they are prepared to pay £40 for a ten-minute phone consultation, £80 for a 20-minute face-to-face appointment or £145 for a 40-minute consultation. The first roll out of this newly-privatised GP service has already been announced…

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I’ve just told the Conservative director of campaigning to jog on

I’ve just told the Conservative director of campaigning to jog on

Politics and Insights I have just been given an award for Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP). Not sure how much I will get towards my rent as the award notice doesn’t make much sense, but I got it after sending in my medical evidence recently. It means I get to keep a roof over my head for a bit longer, anyway. It’s very very difficult to get DHP now, as it has been made highly conditional,…

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Young woman who committed suicide was called ‘a f****** waste of space’ by mental health worker

Young woman who committed suicide was called ‘a f****** waste of space’ by mental health worker

Politics and Insights The  Mirror reports: “In the UK the number of ­women taking their own lives has grown steadily since 2011. Mental health issues make up 23 per cent of those with health problems making contact with the NHS. But mental health provision has received only 13 per cent of the overall funding. Since 2011 the number of beds for mental health patients has fallen by 8 per cent.” Last year female suicides hit…

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WHEN THE DWP DECIDE YOU ARE JUST NOT SICK ENOUGH-EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE!

WHEN THE DWP DECIDE YOU ARE  JUST NOT SICK ENOUGH-EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE!

blueannoyed Joanne Lee Stephens was utterly disgusted and posted on social media disability forum the plight of her brother Edward Lee failing his assessment. This is my brother Edward Lee who was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw and Lymph Nodes. On the 04/01/2017 my brother was admitted to hospital for an operation to save his life. On the 5/01/2017 my brother had his operation and very ill when he left theatre. On the 6/1/2017…

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