This guidance is meant to help staff dealing with unsuccessful applicants for Universal Credit who are threatening to self-harm or take their own life. But what this is doing is putting people in real danger because if people are assessed wrongly and they are already feeling suicidal it could drive somebody over the edge.
In a recent report from the Department Working Pension. The report that they published showed that between January 2011 and November 2011. There were 10600 deaths over a 10 month period, because ATOS had declared claimants being deemed “fit for work” This alone does not take into account of people kicked off benefits by DWP sanctions and who have committed suicide.
Our new Community Learning and Development department requires a competent individual with a passion for empowering vulnerable adults to reach their maximum capacity.
If you are interested of being part of our Community Learning and Development department. You can find all the information here on how to apply.
MSPs have formally protested against changes to the UK benefits system, marking the first time the Scottish Parliament has refused Westminster legislative consent.
One of the main proposals in the UK government’s Welfare Reform Bill is to replace Disability Living Allowance with a ‘Personal Independence Payment ’ and replacing a range of other benefits (including child tax credit, working tax credit, housing benefit and income support) with a single universal credit.
Here is a quick guide to benefit changes and welfare reforms brought to you by Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) and Glasgow Council for the Voluntary.
What is Health Inequalities and how does it impact on people in our local communities. How can we challenge this? and Why should we care?