More than 100 disability organisations sign open letter demanding better protections for disabled people affected by coronavirus pandemic.
I am skeptical of this information from the DWP as statistics and information can be used to prove anything.
Someone did a good job of hushing up this abomination. If John Pring hadn’t reported the inquest on Disability News Service, we might never have learned how the Department for Work and Pensio…
A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) minister appears to have lied about one of the most controversial benefit cuts of recent years. Either that or he’s got his facts completely wrong. Because while he claimed the cut made “no savings”, that’s not what the government said when it rolled it out. And now, following the original publication of this article, the DWP has amended the minister’s comments to say that information about the savings is “not available”.
The DWP: remember this cut?
Why do these problems keep occuring with Disability Benefit applications, irrespective which benefit is being applied for?
Could it be that the systems lack ‘common sense’, it would appear so.
The system is adhered to rigidly, when, if common sense was applied the rigidity could be overcome.
However, the benefits system is under the direction of the DWP, a Government department and that is the problem for there is no common sense in Government, in fact, in politics completely.
Is there something seriously wrong with the DWP for how can so many mistakes be made and continue to be made.
When will the immortal phrase be uttered ‘Lessons will be learnt’, for are lessons ever learnt, for it would appear they are not in many of the organisations where they need to be.
Are these organisations willing to learn or are there other reasons?
Is this another Government Benefit disaster waiting to happen, for while the theory sounds sound the practical aspects never appear to go right for the benefit claimants.
Is this just accidental or is it Government policy?
The atrocities go on and on and no, lessons are not being learnt, for to learn you have to have a willingness to do so and by doing so would you then qualify for your bonus. See https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/06/20/dwp-gave-out-10k-bonuses-while-it-was-losing-a-record-number-of-appeals/
Personalisation and Person-centred care, NHS England currently have a project to promote the aforementioned in Hospitals and admit there is a long way to go.
If this is being progressed in Hospital care, why not promote it within the benefits system.
Is it that no one notices how benefit claimants are, because they are not dealt with on a human basis, but are just a number within the system and treated as inanimate objects.
Bring personalisation and person-centred processing into the benefit system and benefit claimants may be treated better.
But if there is a long way to go in health, then in the benefits system the way is so long it could go to infinity.
I have queried with a DWP manager that, could not home visits be part of the agenda and have been informed that home visits can be requested and that they do take place.
However, what I failed to ask was, what is the criteria, which I should have done.