Tag Archives: disability

If even the DWP isn’t Disability Confident, how will a million disabled people get jobs?

By Bernadette Meaden The recent case  of a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) employee sacked for taking time off for illness illustrates a truth that the government does not acknowledge. Modern employment practices often appear to be incompatible with … Continue reading

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Welsh = likes rugby and can sing!

Ah stereotypes – doncha just love ’em. I am Welsh. I like rugby. But I can’t sing. I remember many years ago staying in Newcastle with friends and deciding to sample the nightlife. We ended up on the Tuxedo Princess, … Continue reading

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“Lessons have been learned”

Do you recognise that quote? It’s the quote that is often trollied out when someone dies at the hands of the state; usually preceded by the words a Police/NHS/DWP (delete as applicable) spokesperson says … As some of you may … Continue reading

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Amnesia sufferer Nikki Pegram declared fit to work

Reposted from BBC Now, if you were an employer would you employ this lady?  Image copyrightChris JohnstonImage captionNikki Pegram takes her son Freddie to school, but cannot remember where his classroom is or his teacher’s name A woman says she … Continue reading

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Transcripts from the jobcentre: inside a Work Activities meeting for a man with learning difficulties

Reposted from Kate Belgrave This article is about a work activities-type meeting between a jobcentre disability employment adviser and a JSA claimant who has learning difficulties and some literacy problems. The article includes excerpts from a transcript of a recording … Continue reading

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The brutality of the bedroom tax

Reposted from The Mirror on line Tomlinson/Sunday MirrorStripped of dignity: Rob is bathed in a paddling pool in the living room This shocking picture exposes the brutal reality of David Cameron’s Bedroom Tax – a severely disabled man forced to … Continue reading

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Bedroom tax “saints” take fight to the Court of Appeal

Reposted from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) // Two grandparents and their severely disabled grandson hit by the bedroom tax won the right today to take their case to the Court of Appeal. The Court ruled that the Rutherford family, … Continue reading

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Even the government admits the bedroom tax isn’t working

Reposted from the Mirror on line Photo: WikiCommons The DWP quietly published an interim report into the removal of the spare room subsidy (colloquially known as the “bedroom tax”) and it paints a grim picture of the reality behind the … Continue reading

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Tories want you to believe people choose to be poor and disabled

Reposted from Vox Political “It’s now been revealed that £12bn worth of welfare cuts will be included in next month’s budget, with even more rolled out in the autumn spending review. Such cuts are based on nothing more than the … Continue reading

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Here we go again!

Reposted from the Leicester Mercury DWP, you really are a piece of shit! Tracy and Nick Gaskin Officials have apologised after a man who cannot walk, talk or feed himself was told he had to attend a Job Centre interview to discuss … Continue reading

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