Family Of Man Who Waves At M6 Traffic Keen To Meet Toy Giver


It is good to see that there are still great people out there. For listening to the news, it is mostly depressing, so when good is there it is so uplifting in many ways.

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A family said they would love to thank a lorry driver in person after he left a gift for a disabled man who likes to wave at traffic.

The toy postal lorry was left by a Royal Mail worker for Alex Chesters who he regularly saw waving at him from a bridge over the M6 near Stafford.

Mr Chesters’ father, Darren, said they have thanked the driver online but they would like to meet him.

“I don’t think he realises what a difference he’s made to Alex’s life,” he said.

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The Family Of Six In A One-Bedroom Flat Due To Inaccessible Social Housing


The housing market in the UK is far from good and even more so in respect of Social housing for many reasons

1. social housing stock has, over many hyears been reduced through the ‘right to buy’ scheme where social housing tennents were given the right to buy on a much lower price than the current market value dependent on how long the family have resided in the property, but Local Authorities, (LAs) were not allowed to use the resulting income from the sale of the property to buld replacement stocks

2. UK social housing stock is generally old, so not as acceptable to conditions of today, especially with regards to accessiblity and other aspects in regards to disabilities, but also many others such as use of energy and suitability of current climates

3. lack of available funding at LAs due to, at least 10 years of austerity cuts to Government grants to LAs, plus increased costs related to COVID, in a very changing market. This is not only reflecting on social housing, but many other LA resourses such as, education, social care and many others

4. too long timescales toprovide required adjustments and alterations and adaptations

5. state of repair of much social housing as repairs have not been done, effectively, sufficiently and within required timescales, leading t many social housing properties to be in a poor state causing many areas relating to causes of very poor health of tennents residing in them

When a family needs improved and more suitable accomodation is it required immediately and not in a year or years time as to do so puts more stress, and inconvenience on alrady very stressful and inconvenienced families so adding much more to problems within their lives.

This was not satisfactory years ago and even more so now, but this Government and may previous Governments have and are being shown to behave like the ‘3 wise monkeys‘, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’.

This is a major crisis, in addition to all the other major crisises within the UK and should never have been allowed to occur, but mismanagement or, in reality, no management by UK Governments for more years than there should have been, out of sight, out of mind, except for those of the population who are directly concerned, but Governments who are not and never will be concerned.

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A family of six have been living in a one-bedroom flat because the social housing they were assigned was inaccessible to their disabled child.

Seven-year-old Joel Verala uses a wheelchair and is fed by a tube due to quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

The house has three bedrooms but the family have been told the adaptations he needs could take a year.

Croydon Council said it had always informed the family the work would take “some months to complete”.

Joel’s mum, Souskay Verala, describes her son as a “happy boy” on the BBC Access All podcast.

“He likes stories read to him, he loves his siblings playing around him, as well as walks outside,” she says.

The family – Souskay, her husband and three children – were excited to be offered the three-bedroom council property in March having lived in a small flat for the previous six years.

But, though the…

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Teachers Should Put Their Political Flags Away At School


Why should teachers be permitted to display overtly political messages in what should be an apolitical learning environment?

 

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Well, the simple answer is taht a teachers politics should have no bearing in the teaching of pupils, for there is a great power inbalance in the teacher to pupil relationship.

In general, pupils are not that experienced in many ways and so are very open to influence and teachers are there to teach and not express their views and opinions on vulnerable pupils. A balanced view needs to be given in all situations, so that pupils are allowed to gain their own views and opinions without any due influence, for pupils are gaining information from many sources and some that are very difficult to control, such as social media and some other news medias. But, teachers are just one part, even though in pupils pre 18 years are there for a large part of their pupils lives only exceeded by the time spent with parents and maybe siblings and other close pupil to pupil relationships.

Teachers are there to provide facts and theories, but not personal opinions, as because of the power inbalance of teachers to pupils undue influence can easily be given, innocently, lets alone deliberately.

Source: Teachers Should Put Their Political Flags Away At School

DWP Refusing To Follow Recommendations During Cost Of Living Crisis – The poor side of life


Under the cover of Queen Elizabeths death the DWP (Department of work and Pensions) have been busy inflicting cruelty upon claimants. They never miss a chance to show their hatred of social securit…

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The DWP should be there to assist claimants, but, in fact, there whole agenda is to do the opposite, more than likely under the orders of this Government. This requires action in every way on every occasion to force the DWP to comply, as they will only do so after a formal legal decision from the Courts and even then they will fight all the way and when eventually ordered to do so, will do it as slowly as possible.

It appears to be run by robots who have been programmed to work in the most unempathetic and demoralising way possible.

This is showing they have no respect for human rights, safeguarding, just to punish claimants for being there.

 

Source: DWP Refusing To Follow Recommendations During Cost Of Living Crisis – The poor side of life

Roe v Wade: patients struggle to access drugs as doctors forced to take legal advice | The BMJ


State laws are causing confusion and problems for US patients trying to access drugs, even when they are not for abortions, following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade,1 with some doctors seeking legal advice before treating patients.Since the reversal of the constitutional right to abortion on 24 June 2022, about half of the 50 US states are now severely restricting the right to abortion or plan to do so soon, including medication abortions.In a joint statement2 made on 8 September, the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the National Community Pharmacists Association warned …

 

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This is what occurs when people meddle in politics and the Law and the Law follows political leanings instead of looking after all human rights and the due process of medcial procedures.

For Methetrexate and maybe other medications are now in short supply or medicals are not prescribing them due to fears of creating actions for which legal actions could be taken aginst them, even though the said medications are not being used in these instances, but in other instances they could be.

Methetrexate is a well known medication for treating some forms of arthritis, but as it can also be used in abortions, now it is not readily available for suffers of arthritis. This is causing so much harm and needs to be addressed urgeently.

Americans, especially Republicans desist venturing into areas that you have no comprehension of.

 

 

Source: Roe v Wade: patients struggle to access drugs as doctors forced to take legal advice | The BMJ

King Charles III


Firstly, I would wish to be clear, while not being an out and out Royalist, I am certainly not a Republicanist, for the last thing I would wish to see in the UK is a President, not when in recent times we could have had President Blair to President Johnson and especially after the fiasco in America with President Trump.

Having the 2 House of Parliament, being the Commons and Lords, while again not really ideal, perhaps it is the best we can wish for, with tghe Monarchy being a figure head, but no more.

I was so sorry for the death of Queen Elizabeth II after 70 years, nearly as long as my own life span. But to haved King Charles III to follow her, is not what I wish for.

Charles by his actions over the years, should have lost the right to be King as his moral behaviours make him or should do, ineligible for the position of Monarch and also to be the Defender of the Faith.

His true love was and was always to be Camilla and it was so wrong of the Queen and Royal protocol to stop him following his heart and to marrying year in his youth. For him to then be allowed to court and marry Diana was also wrong for in his heart he was always with Camilla, which events have proved. Diana was brought in for one purpose only and that was to provide a heir to the throne, which she did with William and even a spare with Harry. Unfortunately, even though the Court PR was good, it was never to be that a long lasting marriage between Charles and Diana was to be, no matter how much the public wish for it to be. The eventual tragic death of Diana was also something which should have never occurred and, even though investigation have been done, there are still way too many unanswered questions about the, so called, accident in Paris. The secrecy of the Government, Secret Services and even the Royal establishment will never be fully known.

We were promised that Camilla would never be Queen, well, so much for promises for they are as believed as any Government promise, never to be achieved.

William will be a much better King than Charles will ever be.

I feel Charles should do the decent thing and forgo this opportunity to be Monarch and pass it over to William.

Fury at ‘do not resuscitate’ notices given to Covid patients with learning disabilities | Coronavirus | The Guardian


Vulnerable people have encountered ‘shocking discrimination’ during pandemic, says Mencap charity

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This is greatly worrying, especially as the NHS has been told not to ‘blasnket’ using ‘do not resusitate; without the knowdge of the person or their family. This is very blatent discrimination against persons with disabilities, which to all purpose is illegal, but has anyone been arrested, let alone sentenced. This is extremely wrong and is in no way respecting choice.

Where is the equality, as no one should be more equal tham others. A life is a life an d disabilities should not be a poart of the process, for surely, this is a human right as well as being illegal.

 

Source: Fury at ‘do not resuscitate’ notices given to Covid patients with learning disabilities | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Trump asks judge to block DOJ from viewing classified records seized from Mar-a-Lago


Trump’s lawyers said that there “is no indication any purported ‘classified records’ were disclosed to anyone.”

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So what, that is not the question for it is ‘no documents should have been removed’ from the White House. Also when he removed them he was no longer the President and, if he believed he had declassified the documents did he, in fact, know the proces, as he apparently had very little knowledge what he could and couldn’t as being the President, let alone when he was no longer President. It is my belief he thought the President was similar to a dictator, which he appears to admire, for he feels dictators bget their way all the time, whch is what Trump has done since he was born But even Presidents are not and should not be above the Law, which Trump appears to believe he is.

His knowledge of everything is non-existent, as his Presidency did show. All he is good at is conning those who wish to be conned, which his supporters are or appear to be. For they are, by their actions, following the rule of Law according to Trump, rather than the rule of Law according to the US Constituation. He also feels that the Pledge of Allegience is to the President, rather than the ‘Flag of America’.

I also fail to understand some Judges in America, who provide judgements based on Politics, rather than the Law.

 

 

Source: Trump asks judge to block DOJ from viewing classified records seized from Mar-a-Lago

New prime minister must prioritise NHS, say doctors’ leaders | The BMJ


Liz Truss, the UK’s new prime minister, must act decisively on the key challenges facing the NHS and social care or face an “uncontrollable crisis” this winter, doctors’ leaders have warned.Truss became the fourth Conservative prime minister in six years after gaining 81 326 votes (57.4%) of Conservative party members, defeating her rival, Rishi Sunak.The most pressing item in Truss’s in-tray will be tackling soaring energy bills that will have severe health implications if people, particularly if they are elderly or clinically vulnerable, are forced to choose between food and heating.During the leadership contest the NHS received relatively little attention, but in her victory acceptance speech Truss pledged to “deliver on the …

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Yes, sorting out the NHS needs to be a priority, but also does sorting out social care for if it is not, sorting out the NHS will never be successful.

Both social care and the NHS are as important as each other and it could be said that social care even more so. For any lack of social care, as much detrimental effects on the NHS, creates more health situations and of greater degrees, leading to many more access to GPs and eventually hospitals. The hospital  says could then be longer than they should be, due, not only to the gegree of health, but when patients are ready for discharge, but are still not fully able to care for themselves, but there is then an insufficiency of social care to undertake care of themselves. Thus creating bedblocking, which in turn means A&E are unable to free areas in A&E as there are no free beds on wards due to the bed blocking. This then means there are insufficient A&E capacity for ambulances to transfer their patients into A&E, so ambulances have to wait at hospitals under acces to A&E is available. This then creates a shortage of available ambulances for picking new emergency callouts.

The problems with social care are far from new, but no government as so far done much to solve the social care crisis, in fact many, if not all have been ignoring social care for many years. This was made worse since 2010 with the introduction of Tory austerity cuts and then additional costs of COVID.

So doctors leaders, do not be as shortsighted as the Government and include social care within your campaign for funding.

 

Source: New prime minister must prioritise NHS, say doctors’ leaders | The BMJ

King Charles ‘told Prince Harry not to bring Meghan Markle to Balmoral to see dying Queen’ | Daily Mail Online


Amid the personal family tragedy on Thursday, when the Queen died at the age of 96, a small domestic drama was playing out involving the Duke and Duchess of Sussex .

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A very sad occasion for everyone, especially all of the royal family. All except Harry were informed, but Harry later, all others had someone close with them to help with grief, but not Harry. Harry has been cast out in more ways than one, some of his own making, but some by the Royal Family. Harry, it is said was very close to his grandmother, so will need to be comforted very much, which can only be done by his wife.

The Royal Family are ignoring the needs of Harry at a time when everyone needs people around them,especially family.

Source: King Charles ‘told Prince Harry not to bring Meghan Markle to Balmoral to see dying Queen’ | Daily Mail Online