#Workfare: illegal benefit sanctions a breach of human rights | Govt Newspeak

My daughter was forced to work for Poundland the same time as Cait O’reilly and she [like Cait] had just graduated from university and wanted to volunteer in a job that would further her career.
But the DWP in their ‘infinite wisdom refused and made her work for Poundland, who were pure evil to the workfare staff.

Frank Zola

DWP minister Alok Sharmaannounces a Remedial Order the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) will scrutinise on 231,000conscripts, in the Cait Reilly and Jamie WilsonPoundland workfare case got illegally punished with an average of £550 of benefit sanctions. The Supreme Court found sanctioned benefit claimants did not get the right to a fair hearing to challenge sanctions and therefore the DWP breached of Article 6 (Fair Trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

This highlights a dark day in Labour Party history when it had supported Tory and Libdem retrospective legislation to deny claimants the right to be repaid illegally sanctioned benefits.


Source: #Workfare: illegal benefit sanctions a breach of human rights | Govt Newspeak

Thursdays demonstration. Driven to a nervous breakdown and a 70 year old lady devastated.

The poor side of life

As soon as I arrived outside Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre I was stopped by a lovely gentleman. He said to me that he had been waiting for me to arrive because he had been told that we would be there. He just wanted to tell me his story and to thank us. Here is his story. It’s not unusual by any means, but alot of people just dont see the reality of it all. You wouldn’t believe how many people still ask me what a sanction is. I suppose its the old addage, if it doesnt affet me then Im not bothered.

He didnt give me his name, that’s often the case. As Ive said before claimants want to protect their anonimity, and I respect their wishes. Not to do so would be very rude.

He had worked all his adult life, hardly had any time off sick and was…

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Autistic boy left on locked ward for six months in ‘breach of human rights’ | Health | News | London Evening Standard

TV presenter Tanya Byron is among thousands of people supporting a family’s fight to secure the right care for their autistic teenage son. The psychologist, below, said the case of 15-year-old Matthew Garnett was a “breach of human rights”. Matthew has spent six months on a locked psychiatric ward because of a lack of specialist support elsewhere. More than 20,000 people have signed a petition launched by his parents Robin and Isabelle.

Source: Autistic boy left on locked ward for six months in ‘breach of human rights’ | Health | News | London Evening Standard

He cannot talk, read or write, but Government want severely disabled Stuart Chester to fill in 20-page form to keep benefits


A SEVERELY disabled young man who is unable to talk, read or write and needs round-the-clock care from his mother is the latest target in Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms.

Stuart Chester, who has Down’s syndrome, epilepsy and autism and is unable to feed or wash himself, is being told by officers in the Tory minister’s Department for Work and Pensions to prove he is unfit for work.

The 25-year-old has been sent a controversial 20-page work capability assessment form to fill in that will investigate his fitness for work and whether he deserves his Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) benefits.

Stuart has been given a deadline of September 18 to complete the complicated and detailed document and return it to the DWP.

His mother Deborah McKenzie, 51, said receiving the form had caused her “undue stress” and said Duncan Smith’s plan to deliberately target…

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