The problems re Universal Credit continue to mount, but that is not stopping the rollout, for they are now starting to request claimants with ‘legacy benefits’where there are no changes in circumstances to apply for Universal Credit.
I am informed that a small pilot has been commenced in Harrogate.
Surely all problems should have been sorted before this should occur and what is happening to the forecast loss of benefits when transferred to Universal Credit.
Has this or has it not been sorted?
With regards to mobile phones or even any internet access, is it readily known that if the appication is started on-line, then this is the only means of communication.
Whereas, if the application is started by phone, access can be made by phone or on-line.
Where does this leave people with no internet access and maybe this is the reference to mobile phones, for these claimant will have no readily form of access and will need to beg or borrow from relations and friends or make visits to Job Centres on each and every occasion.
Are the DWP concerned about this, well some in the DWP are, for it is some individuals from the DWP who brought this to my attention.
But are the decision makers in Government/DWP listening, I fear not.
If they are not listening to this, how many other areas are they not listening to.
Unfortunately the system is in charge and all avenues are dictated to by the system, but people are individuals and individuals are , in most instances, different and maybe different day by day, especially persons with learning disabilities and/or autism.
Any areas where individuals are or should be the focus, need to be ‘person-centred’.
What is Person Centred approach definition?
Just as the phrase “person centred” suggests, a Person Centred Approach is about ensuring someone with a disability is at the centre of decisions which relate to their life. A person centred process involves listening, thinking together, coaching, sharing ideas, and seeking feedback.
Generally this is related to health
A person–centred approach to nursing focuses on the individual’s personal needs, wants, desires and goals so that they become central to the care and nursing process. This can mean putting the person’s needs, as they define them, above those identified as priorities by healthcare professionals.
However, although this ‘person-centred’ approach is an essential requirement where persons have disabilities and health related circumstances it should not be restricted to persons with disabilities, for we are all different, but possibly, persons with disabilities even more so due to the degrees of their disabilities.
Blaming systems is a gerneral excuse, where people are not sure how they can help, are afraid to speak out or do not wish to help.