Disabled man ‘being threatened with eviction’ after his benefits were stopped


Yet another benefits scandal creating problems for a person with a disability.

In this instance it is not only the reduction in benefit, but also reduction in care for Nigel Hamlett needs, leading to non-payment of rent, which could well see him being evicted, then where would he live.

Nigel has been appealing regular reductions in the care he needs. Time and again this was reinstated, but the stress involved in this appealing has eventually been too much and did not appeal on this occasion. Why should anyone have to regularly appeal, why can the authorities just accept that the care is needed, not only for his care needs but also the additional needs these benefits can produce.

Do they really wish to see Nigel evicted, creating more stress for Nigel and probably more work for the same authorities.

Government accused of breaching UN convention in its treatment of disabled people | The Independent


The Government has been accused of “evading” disability rights by ignoring the recommendations of a major UN committee, in what has been described as a “continuing retrogression” of disabled people’s rights in the UK. Disability organisations from across the country have accused ministers of ignoring questions put to it earlier this year by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, leaving disabled people to face “serious discrimination” in educational, employment and social opportunities.

Source: Government accused of breaching UN convention in its treatment of disabled people | The Independent

Tories to cut Housing Benefit for half a million existing pensioners – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)


The Tories are coming after the pensioner for cuts in housing benefit. Nothing you read below is speculative. It is already Tory policy and a question only of WHEN the Tories hit the pensioner with…

Source: Tories to cut Housing Benefit for half a million existing pensioners – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

Families win supreme court appeals over ‘unfair’ bedroom tax | DisabledGo News and Blog


Two families who claimed that the bedroom tax, which restricts housing subsidies, was unfair have won their appeals against the UK government at the supreme court. But five other claimants had their challenges dismissed at the country’s highest court in a judgment that considered the specific circumstances of each individual applicant. The seven-justice panel upheld the claims of Jacqueline Carmichael, who is disabled and cannot share a room with her husband, Jayson, as well as that of Paul and Susan Rutherford, who care for their severely disabled grandson, Warren, 17, in a specially adapted three-bedroom bungalow in Pembrokeshire, south Wales. Both had claimed discrimination under the European Convention on Human Rights. Roger Toulson, who read out the main judgment, said: “Mrs Carmichael cannot share a bedroom with her husband because of her disabilities … The Rutherfords need a regular overnight carer for their grandson, who has severe disabilities.” Subjecting them to the bedroom

Source: Families win supreme court appeals over ‘unfair’ bedroom tax | DisabledGo News and Blog

Bedroom Tax – tenants and LAs note well! – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)


Has your council ever said to you we cant change the bedroom tax decision?  Many have and they are all wrong because your councils HB department IS the decision maker. Thankfully it appears the mes…

Source: Bedroom Tax – tenants and LAs note well! – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

Should the £300K+ pa CEO of Sanctuary Housing Association be sacked? – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)


Last week I exposed Sanctuary Housing of their deceit and misrepresentation in charging a rent on a room that cannot possibly be a bedroom. I now go further and say that their £300K+ per year Chief…

Source: Should the £300K+ pa CEO of Sanctuary Housing Association be sacked? – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

Stephen Crabb: You don’t improve ‘life chances’ by taking a rape victim and a disabled child to court! | Vox Political


In the UK, we live in a country where you can read that the Work and Pensions secretary has  pledged a ‘relentless focus’ on improving life chances and that the DWP is spending £100,000…

Source: Stephen Crabb: You don’t improve ‘life chances’ by taking a rape victim and a disabled child to court! | Vox Political

Bedroom Tax and a Sanctuary non-room! – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)


On Friday I posted that an Upper Tribunal decision says a bedroom for bedroom tax purposes has a minimum overall dimension or size 65.81 square feet.  I received a comment on this from “skinttenant…

Source: Bedroom Tax and a Sanctuary non-room! – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)