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UK: Deadline of November 10th to submit your input to the parliamentary inquiry on PIP and ESA

Discussion in 'Advocacy Action Alerts' started by Andy, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. ladycatlover

    ladycatlover Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Just went and checked again, and another 93 responses have been added since yesterday, including mine :) (currently page 10 though that may change), November 10, 2017 at 12:55 PM. So it might be worth you re-checking @It's M.E. Linda? Good on you for emailing them though - I wasn't sure I'd have the capability of doing that. :rolleyes:
     
  2. It's M.E. Linda

    It's M.E. Linda Established Member

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    Pleased with prompt and helpful response, copy (in part):-

    "The forum has received a very high volume of submissions.

    We hope to have them all published by the end of the week. It is a very time consuming process as we have to read each submission before publication to ensure people have not put any personal details such as home addresses or N.I numbers on they wouldn’t want published. Ensuring people are happy with what we publish is much more important than the speed that submissions to the forum are published."

    They have also given me an access link to send it as 'written evidence' - let me know if anyone wants the link sent in a 'Conversation' (@ladycatlover ?)

    Whoops, just seen your post @ladycatlover .....
     
  3. It's M.E. Linda

    It's M.E. Linda Established Member

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    That's it for today. Converted my doc into word (on iPad - yuck, can't cope with tech for long these days) and sent now as written evidence.
    Hope our efforts bring about changes to horrific WCA.
     
  4. It's M.E. Linda

    It's M.E. Linda Established Member

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    Eventually found my entry at November 08, 2017 at 04:38 PM, not brilliant but did make improvements with my 'written' one. Would love to be able to hold a thought and write it coherently.

    Very good report written by a former DWP employee - worth a read. (page 33 at the moment)
    Simon Gardner says:
    November 08, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    http://www.parliament.uk/business/c...ttee/pip-esa-assessments-forum-17-19/?page=32
     
  5. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/response-to-benefit-assessment-inquiry-breaks-commons-records/
     
  6. Luther Blissett

    Luther Blissett Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Here's the comment. :)

     
  7. boolybooly

    boolybooly Established Member

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    My first attempt has eventually showed up, as has my second, it was not published for a while though.
     
  8. It's M.E. Linda

    It's M.E. Linda Established Member

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    @Luther Blissett, I've had a look at the 'Help and how to' page but can't see how to do your little spoiler box with the comment inside . Only very highly trained and brain alert peoples allowed?!?!?!
     
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  9. Luther Blissett

    Luther Blissett Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    • In between the film strip and the floppy disk icons in the comment box.
    • If you hover over it it says 'insert...'
    • Choose spoiler
    • choose a title for your spoiler
    • Code:
      [SPOILER="example"][/SPOILER]
      will appear
    • put what you want to be hidden between the brackets so it looks like
    • Code:
      [SPOILER="example"]blah blah blah[/SPOILER]
    • the part between the brackets will be hidden unless the button is pressed
     
  10. It's M.E. Linda

    It's M.E. Linda Established Member

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    @Luther Blissett

    You are a star! ⭐️

    Now I have to bookmark these instructions for future use! Thank you.


    Edit - Happy grin, when something works......
     
  11. Luther Blissett

    Luther Blissett Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    You're welcome!

    I've added it to the useful links page, so it's easier to find :hug:
     
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  12. It's M.E. Linda

    It's M.E. Linda Established Member

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    Yesterday before the budget (which I ignored) the Work & Pensions Committee interviewed "claimants" in receipt of PIP and/or ESA (UK benefits), followed by advocates working for charities/CAB who assist claimants with their applications. Interesting watch although very long.

    Frank Field (Committee Chair) commented that it was the longest evidence heard (other than the BHS boss) because they are so concerned.


     

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