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Hi, my name is (Governments_A_Joke)

Just registered and wanted to pop in and say Hello to you all. I'm also one of many victims of this Governments and it's cruel policy's they have towards disabled.

I miss the life I had when I was working as a Photographer with various Premier league football clubs and unfortunate I had to pack it all in now as I've many various disability's and confined to my home as my mental health and physical mobility is through the roof and had many specialist and consultants looking after my care but sadly I'm a little up the creek without a paddle.

So now I've had No choice but had to claim ESA and I get PIP too and I feel demolished by the whole system the way we are all treated as disabled as a whole, I like many diden't realise how bad I was gonna get but I have and now have to be under this spell of this Government and now I'm not in control of my life anymore.

Been looking through some of these threads and posts seeing how some of you cope with trying to help each other it's great because I know I'm in good hands here.

Looking forward to hopefully help some of you or some of you all helping me.


✅👀From the Labour manifesto 21st November 2019👀✅
⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
The Tories’ flagship social security programme, Universal Credit (UC),
has been a catastrophe. It has pushed thousands of people into poverty, caused families to lose their homes and forced parents to visit food banks in order to feed their children.
Labour will scrap UC. We will immediately stop moving people onto it and design an alternative system that treats people with dignity and respect. Our ambition in designing this system will be to end poverty by guaranteeing a minimum standard of living.
Tory cuts are pushing people into rent arrears and leaving them at risk of homelessness. We will stop housing costs running away from benefits
by scrapping the bedroom tax and increasing the Local Housing Allowance.
Labour stands with and for disabled people. We will always challenge stigma and discrimination wherever it is found and support the right of disabled people to live independently and be treated with respect.
We will stop the dehumanising Work Capability and PIP Assessments,
which repeatedly and falsely find ill or disabled people fit to work, and make sure all assessments are done in-house.
Time and again disabled people have had to fight through the courts to receive the support they are entitled to.

Replies

  • JennysDadJennysDad Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @Governments_A_Joke and welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us.
    From a personal point of view - I don't know and can't give Scope's official view - I entirely agree with you, and you will find that there are many here who will agree likewise. So you are among friends here.
    Have a good look through the various categories https://community.scope.org.uk/categories and see if there's anything of particular interest - it's the best way to make new friends, I think, and don't hesitate to tell us if there is something specific you would like to have, such as advice on particular benefits, that kind of thing.
    Here and listening,
    Warmest best wishes,
    Richard
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 846Member Pioneering
    edited February 2018
    @RichardVR

    Thanks for the warm welcome (likewise), yes I've had a good look around forum and feel that we can all help each other through these sad times. 

    My old saying is many will agree and many will disagree, I believe in these times of trouble we have to believe it will be alright. 

    I just wish this Government would leave us alone instead of patronising us all and with these dodgy assessments they push on us is one complete joke.

    Cheers buddy
    ✅👀From the Labour manifesto 21st November 2019👀✅
    ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
    The Tories’ flagship social security programme, Universal Credit (UC),
    has been a catastrophe. It has pushed thousands of people into poverty, caused families to lose their homes and forced parents to visit food banks in order to feed their children.
    Labour will scrap UC. We will immediately stop moving people onto it and design an alternative system that treats people with dignity and respect. Our ambition in designing this system will be to end poverty by guaranteeing a minimum standard of living.
    Tory cuts are pushing people into rent arrears and leaving them at risk of homelessness. We will stop housing costs running away from benefits
    by scrapping the bedroom tax and increasing the Local Housing Allowance.
    Labour stands with and for disabled people. We will always challenge stigma and discrimination wherever it is found and support the right of disabled people to live independently and be treated with respect.
    We will stop the dehumanising Work Capability and PIP Assessments,
    which repeatedly and falsely find ill or disabled people fit to work, and make sure all assessments are done in-house.
    Time and again disabled people have had to fight through the courts to receive the support they are entitled to.

  • JennysDadJennysDad Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Cheers buddy to you too, @Governments_A_Joke. Good to hear from you.
    I'm not one of those being bullied by the government - my involvement with Scope comes from a number of things including the life and death of my daughter, 30 odd years ago. I am not disabled myself, in any real sense of the word. I do receive treatment for depression and anxiety, worked fairly recently with kids on the autistic spectrum and have a fairly keen awareness of how things are at present. One way and another I've encountered others with disabilities and other problems through most of my life. The present system makes me sad and profoundly, deeply angry. 
    I have spent a brief while working for what was then the Labour Exchange and later for one of the major utility companies. I couldn't hack either of them for very long, because the basis of all of them remains the same. If people experience hard times they are always seen by so many as 'crying the poor tale'. Sympathy and Empathy are no longer part - it seems - of anyone's job description.
    Me? People annoy me, but I love them. They are my people. And I hate, implacably, what our state is doing to so many.
    Cheers buddy, again,
    Richard

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