From Gail Ward @blueannoyed MORE EVIDENCE that Benefit Recipients will NOT Get MONEY but a piece of plastic with only ALLOWED Spending.
We’re Not Worthy?!
Well my last blog on welfare cards failed to hit the spot because people do not believe the government would do this well WAKE UP THEY WILL!
If we allow this Government to mistreat us this way then frankly we deserve what we get, if we can be bothered to sign a petition which affects our Human Rights while we still have them! Once Brexit is done you will have a bill of rights instead where your gov can abuse you at its will. Claiming Social Security when times are tough is not a crime, it was designed to offer a helping hand to those who could contribute and support those who could not due to disability or other reasons. If we fail to act to put a stop to this Government stepping across the line then as a society we have failed and sunk to new depths where humanity would…
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When you’re down and feeling blue
focussed on all you can’t do. Stop.
Remember this day is one of many times YOU,
Saved my life.
Without you this Earth would have lost Two
Special and Unique people. So
the next time the dark slithers in,
Please Think of your value to Me.
Let this give hope and maybe lift
the Black to Grey . And memories of
your talents, beauty and gifts
You Alone Hold.
The following true tale is the introduction into what will be a series of posts regarding a seeming miscarriage of justice and potential disability discrimination; names have been changed to protect the identities of these involved. The purpose of this post is to help the family concerned achieve real justice; please share as widely as possible.
Alison is a single parent of14 year old Adam, both live with various diagnosed and pending diagnosis health disorders including Fibromyalgia and Elhers Danos; Alison is also Autistic and symptoms suggest Adam is as well.
Due to Adams health, he found it difficult to cope with school from the beginning and despite special educational needs intervention, including one to one lessons he struggled experiencing bullying which resulted in him developing depression. These experiences became worse during Adams transition from junior to senior school, so much so that in 2015, Alison began to home educate him. Utilising her qualifications in Advanced Sports Therapy, Holistic Therapies and counselling, Alison along with other professional devised and delivered a programme of education with a wide variety of skills and healthy activities. This proved very successful wih two reviews from the LEA and feedback from the young carers project Adam attended, resulting in him showing a general improvement in mental capacity, attitude and general happiness.
However despite the improvements in Adams education and development the local social services were unhappy and persuaded Alison to undertake a psychological assessment. This transpired to be 4 and ½ hours of Rorschach testing and a further 3 hours of probing of her medical history, during which time Alison without an advocate, perhaps understandably became extremely agitated. The findings of this assessment, which interestingly Alison’s own GP deemed totally unnecessary, was Alison being regarded as having Somatic Syndrome Disorder and thus influencing Adam into thinking he has medical conditions. The findings despite an array of medical, educational and other evidence to the contrary, was then used by social services to go to court, the outcome being Alison was found to be unable to care for her son and Adam was removed from home and taken into care.
The court when considering Adams future, refused to consider the historical and educational evidence of Adams physical and psychological health and relied entirely upon Alisons psychological assessment. The miscarriage of justice transpired therein as it appears that the psychological assessor determined: Alisons willingness and ability to research the most appropriate consultants for her sons health, indicates she is only willing to work with selected professionals; further it seems Alisons knowledge that her personal diagnoses of autism and elher danos both have a genetic pre-disposition to health issues, was considered by the assessor as a desire to transpose these onto Adam.
Further the court found that Adam should be taken into care permanently and that contact with his mother would only be regulated once Alison shows no further concern for the health of her son.
The second post will follow soon.
A short rant on equality, you make your own mind up.
After yesterdays announcement of the Tories £1.5+ BILLION gift to DUP for Votes, today we learn disabled patients requiring a wheelchair are essentially reliant upon begging. It transpires disabled people unable to afford and needing, an alternative to the NHS 44lb wheelchair, is being forced to raise their own funds to purchase suitable equipment.
The wheelchairs available from the NHS is not only unwieldy but “manoeuvring the devices risks causing damage” , however the price of a suitable chair can cost Thousands. Given that disabled people have already been hardest hit by the plethora of Cuts, in particular by vast array of issues experienced during those transferring from DLA to PIP it seems fair to assume many of the 13 million people in UK can not afford the potential £10,000.
It appears that if you’re a DUP MP, you’re worth £100 Million, but if you’re a disabled citizen your value is reduced to £50.00; where is the fairness, or parity in that?
The Desperation of #Tories resulting in #May showing TRUE Colours #Dictator
A senior member of Theresa May’s cabinet has demanded broadcasters such as the BBC and Channel 4 be “more patriotic”.
Senior Tory cabinet member Andrea Leadsom suggested Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis was being unpatriotic for questioning the Tory government’s position on the Brexit negotiations:
It seems Theresa May’s minority government is becoming so desperate, she’s decided to take a leaf out of Mugabe’s book:
What we are seeing is no less than the last desperate days of a chaotic, unstable government falling apart before our very eyes.