This is truly like it is for the DWP are following the common theme of ‘one size fits all’.
Yes, there are people who are work shy, people who will not work no matter what is put before them, but are these people caught by sanctions, I fear not. This is because they are Ace in manipulating the system and will continue in this vein for ever. It is these people the 1% or 2% who should be made to work, but they never will, for what employer is really going to take on someone who has no intention of working, it will not be worth their while.
The the DWP system is doing is penalising the people who want to work, but their disability, their health is causing them to fail to abide by the ‘one size fits all’ process.
How can anyone attend an interview when they are in a hospital bed trying to recover from an aspect of the manner of their health.
The DWP process needs to be flexible to take account of the mitigating circumstances, but this they will not do as this will take time and money which has not been included in the system process.
As I said before they are penalising people who want to work, but have problems due to their conditions, unlike those who do not have problems, except their total dedication of not wishing to work, these are the lazy, but again the system has no process to find these people as again it will take time and money.
The systems major flaw it that it does not understand what it is trying to change and is as much unwilling to do so as those who are unwilling to work.
The system needs to comply with equality, which does not mean treating everybody the same, but treating people as individuals, but again this take time and money.
The Government also needs to have the willingness to do this, but do they understand individualism or more to the point do they really want to understand. I feel the latter, so until the attitudes of the Government or more likely the Civil Servants, who really govern the UK then the system will stay the same.
Penalise those who are willing, while supporting those who are not willing to work, completely the opposite of what they say they are doing.
But if the Government is Blind, then no matter how much they say they are listening (opening their eyes) they will never see, that is giving them the benefit of the doubt as I feel they will never understand, because they are unwilling to do so.
So those that want to work, but their conditions restrict them will always be penalised, while those who are totally unwilling to work will not.