Rolf Harris, who was convicted of sexual assault of four underage girls in 2014, has died at the age of 93 – after reportedly being ‘gravely sick’ and receiving round-the-clock care in the last few months
What more can be said, relief for him, but never for his victims who will have their memories forever.
Never really wishing any ill will for the dead, but there are some exceptions for which Harris does qualify.
A passenger with restricted mobility has died at Gatwick Airport after leaving an aircraft. Gatwick said staff were helping to disembark three passengers with restricted mobility at the time, inclu…
The major problem here is that people, especially disabled people are being treated as objects in that ‘one fits all’, people are individuals with feelings, and have individual needs, but are not being treated with respect and dignity.
If there are staff shortages then have more flexibility, perhaps bringing executives down to cover for staff shortages,
‘Gatwick said staff were helping to disembark three passengers with restricted mobility at the time, including the man’s partner.’
“It is normal for one staff member to disembark three passengers who require assistance by taking them one at a time the short distance to the waiting buggy.”
Why is it normal for one staff member to disembark 3 passengers, surely it should be 3 staff for 3 passengers, for with only one staff who decides which passenger gets priority and why should there be a priority process. This is showing great disrespect to persons who are paying for a service and is, in effect discrimination, which should be illegal, but maybe our equality legislation is not what it should be, for people should be front and centre, but as is usual it is a process, a system which is front and centre.
This is far from right and now a death has occurred and if something is not done, then more could occur.
Alexander Somto Orah, a 25-year-old Nigerian student, says he faced discrimination when trying to flee the war in Ukraine.
As if trying to escape from death and destruction was not enough, here the ugly face of racism rears its ugly head. Now should those to whom racism was subjected to just ignore that they are not deemed equal to others trying to escape death and destruction, so much for helping and empathy, as in these instances the saviours to some are not to others, just because of a skin colour, how wrong is that.
They are all equal for they are all human beings, but then the Russian invaders and certainly Putin do not think so, unless they are supporters of the tyrant Putin.
Again more DWP failings, when will this end, where is the accountability, when will heads roll, perhaps never for to do this there has to be accountability which there appears to be not.
It appears that the DWP is there to hinder rather than help and are not concerned about themselves than the claimants they are there to help.
Do they really care or are claimants seen has a hindrance to be discounted at every occasion.
The current Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions Thérèse Coffey MP was appointed on 8 September 2019 and has been ineffective since her appointment, she needs to go and someone who is capable appointed, if there is in fact, anyone who is. The situations at the DWP could not be worse if there was no Minister.
A disabled claimant died underweight, ‘unkempt and dirty’ after the DWP wrongly stopped both his ESA and PIP. The DWP left the destitute claimant to be supported by their elderly, disabled parent who themselves needed daily carers and meals delivered. £14,000 in backdated PIP was eventually paid to the claimant’s next-of-kin, the Independent Case Examiner (ICE) has reported.
According to ICE, the claimant had severe depression and physical health problems and was classed as vulnerable by the DWP.
For a long time, their elderly parent was their appointee for benefits purposes. But the parent became too ill to continue and informed the DWP.
At this point the DWP should have found another appointee for the claimant themselves, as their guidance requires, but they did not do so.
Over the following months the claimant’s ESA and PIP were repeatedly stopped due to failure to…
Zoe Angella Sterry was the wife of Chris Sterry, the originator of this Post, and he lost his wife in the early hours of the morning of Saturday 26 September 2020 and her funeral took place on Friday 16 October 2020.
Chris started seeing Zoe in August 1983 and they were married on 4 October 1988, so, in total they had 37 years together, in which 32 years they were married.
Chris did not have any children of his own, but looked after Zoe’s children, David, Katie and Rachel as his own, together with their 3 grandchildren Oliver, Frankie and Luke, not forgetting the latest addition Theo as a Great Grandchild. She also had a younger brother Calvin.
Zoe was a formidable lady, with a big heart and an enormous amount of love. She had a very strong personality and enormous strength of character and would express her opinions to anyone, especially to Sheffield City Council (SCC), whom she had to deal with on behalf of Katie, who had multiple physical disabilities, severe Learning Disabilities, through Cerebral Palsy and also Autism.
Together Zoe and Chris fought with SCC for Katie, which Chris will now do alone.
Zoe and Chris created a very strong partnership and Zoe will be sadly missed by, not only him, but all who came into contact with her.
There is a webcam of the funeral service and the details to access can be seen below and the link will be live for 7 days from the 16 October 2020
The Benefits and Work website have reported that a number of their members in recent weeks have been been made to go through a second Personal Independent Payment (PIP) assessment before a decision is made on their award, because there was a problem with the first assessment report.
One member faced a two hour assessment on Christmas Eve. In January they were contacted by Capita and told that the assessment was “incomplete” and that someone was to be “sent round to finish it.”
Capita have refused to say what information was missing and would not provide a copy of the report until it was complete.