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UK - EHRC (Equality and Human Rights Commission)failed to consult its own disabled advisers before snubbing DWP deaths probe: July 2020

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Sly Saint, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    full article here
    https://www.disabilitynewsservice.c...ed-advisers-before-snubbing-dwp-deaths-probe/
     
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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ah, the good old "we have not received any complaints by making it impossible to report them" system.

    It works very well until it suddenly collapses on itself. Who knew removing all feedback mechanisms could backfire?
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I have noticed when doing searches that there are currently a lot of job ads for disability assessors.
    So when the NHS is already short-staffed/under pressure and they are about to set up all these rehab units for post-covid patients they are 'diverting' medical staff to harrassing the sick and disabled including the many people joining the ranks due to the pandemic.o_O
     
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    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Two thoughts -

    1. Surely the pandemic, with many patients left struggling in it's aftermath, makes it even more important that this inquiry takes place and the system is improved. If you want to support sick people and not make them sicker. Quite an assumption, I'll grant you.

    2. The cynical part of me thinks well, no, why the hell would you want to make it easier for sick people to access the benefits they desperately need when suddenly there's going to be a whole lot more of 'em?

    On the thread discussing PIP reviews in lockdown the latest post to date includes a quote that says the DWP encourages claimants to come forward to claim the help the need....... Queue sarcastic laughter.
     
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    Simbindi Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    They've already reintroduced sanctions, including for those in the WRAG of ESA:

    https://www.disabilitynewsservice.c...-sanctions-in-middle-of-pandemic-is-barbaric/
     
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    2kidswithME Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Having been made redundant in April due to company restructuring, and having been engaged since in a mostly futile search among the very few posts I could even try for, I was astonished at this news.

    There are almost no jobs out there to be had, full stop! The situation has not in any way normalised, and what jobs are listed are overwhelmed with applications since there are so few. Unless there is a very close match you’re not even shortlisted.

    Two years ago I was in a similar place and had interviewed successfully for a replacement in about 6 weeks., and unsuccessfully for half a dozen more before that. This time in two months I’ve had two unsuccessful interviews and one more promised (but due to factors beyond my control I’ve had to withdraw from it). It’s dire.

    Add to that any disability and the field is even more restricted. Who in their right minds think they are going to quickly get people back into work?! :banghead::facepalm::banghead:
     
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  7. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    50% more than 0 is zero. Heck, 100% more than zero is still zero, isn't it? Or has the field of maths also been infected by the pandemic.

    Lets face it, it would be difficult for them to achieve less compassion and be less reasonable. Note, I said difficult & not impossible - these are highly motivated people after all.
     
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    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Savages. :grumpy:
     
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    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It seems that some people's human rights are more equal than others'.
     
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