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UK Dec 2018 - £40 million personalised support package for long-term unemployed disabled people launched

Discussion in 'Work, Finances and Disability Insurance' started by Sly Saint, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "Disabled people will be able to work with a dedicated key worker to get and stay in employment, the new Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has announced today."

    Re the 'light touch' reviews, I'll believe it when I see it.

    (this may explain why the DWP were so interested to know about AfMEs DWP 'training' (?))
    https://www.s4me.info/threads/action-for-m-e-hosts-dwp-spotlight-training.7539/
     
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    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd said:

    Everyone, no matter what their background is, should have the opportunity to thrive in the workplace.

    I see. So retired people? People with almost-zero brain activity? Children?
     
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  3. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    In that magical world sick people who can't work don't exist.
    I think some politicians have the idea that a disabled person is a person with a bit of a limb missing or someone who is a bit unhappy and just needs a bit of encouragement. They seem to have no idea that some people are simply too sick or disabled or both to work.
     
  4. DokaGirl

    DokaGirl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    What employer wants disabled people who cannot reliably and consistently come to work? Who will employ pwME who faint on the job, get confused and lightheaded due to OI, can't recall what they're supposed to be doing, lose things all the time, can't understand instructions, have to pace, can't go with the flow, can't work overtime, can't take breaks when scheduled, can't problem solve, make decisions quickly, act quickly, fit in and socialize, work as an equal team member, drive long distances, stand for several minutes, sit for several minutes, and still function normally, rarely get colds or flu, and the list goes on.
     
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    Cheesus Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    400 quid per person for 21 months of support? Doesn't sound particularly realistic.

    Edit: Actually 4000. My brain skipped a 0.
     
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  6. DokaGirl

    DokaGirl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Years ago I met someone involved in administering a government "everyone can work" program. This person was very determined to ignore any reasoning that pointed out some people are too ill to work.
     
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    Mithriel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It is the difference between people with disabilities and people with a chronic illness. (Though, of course there is an overlap.)

    If they are sincere and not just cost cutting (we wish!) many people with disabilities could work with the proper support. Some places, like our local council offices and local hospital are very good at helping people to stay in employment with things like wheelchairs which go high, stuff like that. Businesses are not so good. In the days when everyone just mucked in I knew a wheelchair bound maths teacher in a school with no lifts. She just waited at the bottom of the stairs until 4 pupils came along to carry her upstairs :)

    Sadly I am cynical that this is more about paying a training business than helping anyone.
     

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