Housebound and mentally ill will be told to work from home

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  • #249255
    MFillingham
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      I have moved your other version of this post to the ‘off topic’ area

       

      Theres an off topic area?

      The government will return to their divisive, cruel treatment of those unable to work while labelling us work shy instead of actually providing proper medical support so that those with temporary medical issues are stuck on years long waiting lists because they’ve underfunded the NHS for over a decade or supplying mental health provision that actually helps in a reasonable timescale, like before problems become ingrained and complex.   All so they can cut inheritance taxes so their wealthy backers can hold on to more of their millions.

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      Mark

      #249258
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        #249260
        Avatar photoColin
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          Only real question is can they rush it all through before the expected biggest defeat in modern history in the next election

          "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

          #249263
          kezo
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            Only real question is can they rush it all through before the expected biggest defeat in modern history in the next election

            hope not!

            #249268
            MFillingham
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              Only real question is can they rush it all through before the expected biggest defeat in modern history in the next election

               

              Thats easy.  Announce it as part of the Autumn Statement and get instructions disseminated throughout the DWP.  They could be introducing new rules in job centres in January.

              The Autumn Statement will be subject to a Parliamentary vote which will be only weeks away and then they can crack on and do what needs doing.  Budgetary votes are Confidence votes, which means the parties will go all in to ensure their people are under control for that vote.  Disobey and you’re kicked from the party.  It’ll go through as the government has sufficient majority to push it through.

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              Mark

              #249269
              Gee
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                Yet more proof that a leopard never changes its spots.

                With fraud and tax evasion rampant in big business the so-called regulators and their bosses in govt (the Tories) do next to nothing to intervene. Preferring instead to put another big squeeze on the poor, the sick, and the disabled.

                #249272
                kezo
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                  Yet more proof that a leopard never changes its spots. With fraud and tax evasion rampant in big business the so-called regulators and their bosses in govt (the Tories) do next to nothing to intervene. Preferring instead to put another big squeeze on the poor, the sick, and the disabled.

                  The nasty party could have gone after the £4.9b Covid loan fraud but they didn’t. Instead they target the ill and disabled, who  aren’t able to defend themselves. It reaks Tory’s all over!

                  Don’t expect Starmer’s blue Labour to help, when it goes to the vote either.

                  #249273
                  Berzerker

                    Roll on the suicides…again!

                    #249312
                    Ele
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                      Reposting this from another of my similar theads as it also sits quite well here imo

                      About as well thought out as the Rwanda policy imo

                      Another desperate tory headline grabber hoping to distract from the collapsing circus tent

                      Mark my words Labour may well win the next election but nothing will change for the disabled apart from continued to be trod on by a Flipflop instead of Dior

                      #249313
                      Callmejohn
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                        I think that since the covid lockdown and with more and more people working from home, it was inevitable that the Tories were going to be using it as a way of justifying that many disabled who could not go out to work, could work from home, which would at least partly address their disability restrictions, as they were living at home anyway.

                        I am sick of hearing them say that they are going to get these so called scroungers off benefits and back into work, so that they can target the people who really need the benefits.

                        Why do the media or opposition parties not ask them how much they are going to save and how are they going to put that amount back into the system to target the genuine disabled who need it. Never once in all my years of being disabled have I ever had an increase based on the money that they have saved from getting people back to work.

                        Although in fairness I have noticed loads of tax cuts for the rich, so maybe some of them are disabled.

                         

                         

                         

                        #249314
                        MFillingham
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                          So, forgetting the Tory bulls#%t, what work from home is viable?

                          If you’re capable with a computer there’s possibilities but otherwise?  Some telephone type work if you can speak clearly, otherwise the majority of advertised vacancies for working from home could well be scams.  Disabled people falling victim to scammers because they fear being cut off by the DWP will definitely go down well with the press.

                          Seriously though, what jobs are suitable for those who used to be shop workers or carers but now have to work from home?

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                          #249317
                          kezo
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                            MFillingham – Call handling and possible computer work as you have said. Other than that, I can’t think of any other legit work, paying the minimum wage. If they plan on paying the minimum wage that is!

                            Edit – Anyone remember Remploy the government got rid of, for disabled people who were able to do a bit and were proud to do so.

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                            #249319
                            Ele
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                              Just think tank PR crap in a futile attempt to deflect from an array of failings

                              If they are playing their best card then its being played in the last chance saloon imo

                              Run out of slogans and promises and the only good thing is that the cans kicked down the road over the last 13yrs have piled so high that there now blocking the ULEZ Cameras

                              Another headline today

                              DWP: New rules to push benefit claimants into work

                              Trouble is with this master plan is that most benefit claimants are already working

                              And forced to have to claim

                              UC/WORKING TAX CREDITS/CHILD TAX CREDITS/HB/CT

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

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                              Callmejohn
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                                MFillingham – Call handling and possible computer work as you have said. Other than that, I can’t think of any other legit work, paying the minimum wage. If they plan on paying the minimum wage that is! Edit – Anyone remember Remploy the government got rid of, for disabled people who were able to do a bit and were proud to do so.

                                I used to have a TUC seat on the Manpower Services Committee For The Employment For Disabled People In Lanarkshire, where a Remploy manager was also on the committee and invited us all to visit his Remploy factory and we were all very impressed by the high quality of clothes they made (at a slower rate than a normal factory) for both the Army and Police (the heavy jumpers) and also cardigans for Marks & Spencer. They were paid at a higher hourly wage than I was getting in the Civil Service, but the Tories shut them all down claiming it was better for people to work in non disabled factories.

                                When in fact they just wanted to save money on a project which was originally set up after the war for ex service men who were left with a disability and could not get jobs in normal industry.

                                There was one beautiful looking young girl who did not look to have a disability but in fact had suffered from epilepsy, who had left Remploy to go into a normal clothing factory, but the extra pressure to turn out more, caused her to have more seizures and she had to return to sheltered work of Remploy. But the Tories don’t care about thing’s like that, no only on saving money for the already rich and they then preach that they are trying to help the disabled back into work.

                                Another thing they had at that time (late 80s, early 90s), which was an excellent idea, was sponsored jobs, if I started a job and could only do 80% of what my colleagues were producing then the employer paid me the 80% and a sponsor paid me the other 20% to make my wages up. Sadly that was scrapped as well.

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