Freedom From Worries Caused By Government

WIth todays big press release regarding the changes to benefits immense concern is being caused to the most vulnerable members of society by the lack of detailed information.

The press release states major changes (some of which may be good!) but gives no details.  This is just like the situation with the Budget referrals to changes in housing benefit – no details.

When such announcements are made the proposed finer details should be made available immediately in order to avoid the worry this causes to many people.  Not releasing the finer details is tantamount to bullying as the most vulnerable members of our society are then terrified of what the future holds for them.

Why is this idea important?

WIth todays big press release regarding the changes to benefits immense concern is being caused to the most vulnerable members of society by the lack of detailed information.

The press release states major changes (some of which may be good!) but gives no details.  This is just like the situation with the Budget referrals to changes in housing benefit – no details.

When such announcements are made the proposed finer details should be made available immediately in order to avoid the worry this causes to many people.  Not releasing the finer details is tantamount to bullying as the most vulnerable members of our society are then terrified of what the future holds for them.

Treat disabled hospital users as children if needed.

Under 18s are not allowed on childrens ward, even if physically and mentally they appear younger than 18. This can cause major issues and is completely pointless red tape in the NHS.

Why is this idea important?

Under 18s are not allowed on childrens ward, even if physically and mentally they appear younger than 18. This can cause major issues and is completely pointless red tape in the NHS.

Self-Taxing Of Cannabis, An Idea For Legitimacy

You only have to browse this website to know cannabis users are very eloquent, informed, and well read.  The stigmatisation of this substance is archaic, and frankly, embarrassing to our international relations.  We are one of the last great garrison on the war on cannabis.

The UK cannabis user is desperately seeking legitimacy and to not be stigmatised by the ignorance and propaganda that has engulfed this subject for 90 years out of its 4000 year documented history.

I myself was anti cannabis until 2005, this was due to the fact I had no reason to seek further education on it, I was a closed book.  Now, after years of research, I truly am left awestruck at the level of misinformation that I had been subjected to via the media.  I have never broken a law, I have a high regard for morals, and the subject of cannabis inflames my humanity and morality into overdrive, the fact that it saves lives, including my own, is a travesty to those who suffer.

It is our democratic necessity to question and debate law, because a law exists it doesn't make it just.  History is littered with examples.  Clearly, the cannabis users of the UK have a great social standing and wish to be recognised as hard working and intelligible people; with this in mind, I propose thus:

Our country is in fiscal disaster, our troops are in danger and are dying through lack of money and equipment, the cannabis community are urging, crying out to be taxed on our substance of preference -in any society- this is a juxtaposed stance to say the least. 

If our voice is to be ignored once more as it has time and time again, in the anteroom, I would like to see an autonomous system where we self tax our usage.  It is simply not decent that cannabis has been ignored as a source of revenue when people are in mortal danger due to lack of funds, whether it be the NHS and hospitals or troops, it is once more morally repugnant that this is allowed.

The idea: If you are to use cannabis in any way, then you allow a brief period of reflection for those who are suffering and in need.  I would like to see a charity set up where we can all anonymously pay into without fear of reprisal.  This charity would act as our own taxation and contribution to the country.  If we all did our part and added a small amount with each usage like we would any other substance such as alcohol,  then we can stand up and be counted. 

Charities I would like to see benefit are the ones in need to alleviate suffering, such as Help the Heroes, British Legion, M.S association, and on a personal note, the M.E association, but of course, this would be up to the community as a whole as this is how democracy works, there are many people in need in current times.

We could raise much revenue in self taxing, and when we all seek to do this through legalisation, then I propose we all do our bit now and help the country where it is needed, we cannot let people suffer when we are readily prepared to pay our way.

Sounds idealist doesn't it?  But it doesn't have to be, it can be the simplest and most profitable protest of all time.  Identities can still be anonymous all the while law and stigma demands it so, so there is truly nothing to lose and everything to gain.

It is estimated cannabis taxation could raise millions, possibly billions.  If we actually did our bit, we could do a lot of good through amicable defiance.

Why is this idea important?

You only have to browse this website to know cannabis users are very eloquent, informed, and well read.  The stigmatisation of this substance is archaic, and frankly, embarrassing to our international relations.  We are one of the last great garrison on the war on cannabis.

The UK cannabis user is desperately seeking legitimacy and to not be stigmatised by the ignorance and propaganda that has engulfed this subject for 90 years out of its 4000 year documented history.

I myself was anti cannabis until 2005, this was due to the fact I had no reason to seek further education on it, I was a closed book.  Now, after years of research, I truly am left awestruck at the level of misinformation that I had been subjected to via the media.  I have never broken a law, I have a high regard for morals, and the subject of cannabis inflames my humanity and morality into overdrive, the fact that it saves lives, including my own, is a travesty to those who suffer.

It is our democratic necessity to question and debate law, because a law exists it doesn't make it just.  History is littered with examples.  Clearly, the cannabis users of the UK have a great social standing and wish to be recognised as hard working and intelligible people; with this in mind, I propose thus:

Our country is in fiscal disaster, our troops are in danger and are dying through lack of money and equipment, the cannabis community are urging, crying out to be taxed on our substance of preference -in any society- this is a juxtaposed stance to say the least. 

If our voice is to be ignored once more as it has time and time again, in the anteroom, I would like to see an autonomous system where we self tax our usage.  It is simply not decent that cannabis has been ignored as a source of revenue when people are in mortal danger due to lack of funds, whether it be the NHS and hospitals or troops, it is once more morally repugnant that this is allowed.

The idea: If you are to use cannabis in any way, then you allow a brief period of reflection for those who are suffering and in need.  I would like to see a charity set up where we can all anonymously pay into without fear of reprisal.  This charity would act as our own taxation and contribution to the country.  If we all did our part and added a small amount with each usage like we would any other substance such as alcohol,  then we can stand up and be counted. 

Charities I would like to see benefit are the ones in need to alleviate suffering, such as Help the Heroes, British Legion, M.S association, and on a personal note, the M.E association, but of course, this would be up to the community as a whole as this is how democracy works, there are many people in need in current times.

We could raise much revenue in self taxing, and when we all seek to do this through legalisation, then I propose we all do our bit now and help the country where it is needed, we cannot let people suffer when we are readily prepared to pay our way.

Sounds idealist doesn't it?  But it doesn't have to be, it can be the simplest and most profitable protest of all time.  Identities can still be anonymous all the while law and stigma demands it so, so there is truly nothing to lose and everything to gain.

It is estimated cannabis taxation could raise millions, possibly billions.  If we actually did our bit, we could do a lot of good through amicable defiance.

SOCIAL SECURITY AND EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DYSPRAXIA

Currently the needs of people with Developmental  Dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder) are not given enough recognition by the Department for Work and Pensions. We are left to suffer the tyrany of inadequate or inappropriate legislation and the programmes and benefits which arise from it.

Currently People with Dyspraxia who are out of work have to choose between Jobseekers Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance. I think everyone who has a diagnosis of Dyspraxia should be automatically put into the Work Related Activity Group of the Employment and Support Allowance without the need to undertake a Work Capability Assessment. IF NOT CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR THOSE WITH ANY AWARD OF DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE TO BE AUTOMATICALLY PUT IN THE WRAG OF THE ESA.

Furthermore there are inconsistences in the amount paid for people on Jobseekers Allowance and the Employment and Support Allowance. If you get Lower rate care DLA IF you are on Income Based Jobseekers Allowance you attract a disability premium on top of the basic allowance, yet if you are on the Employment and support allowance for the first 13 weeks (the assessment phase) you just get the basic and no disability premium. People who transfer from JSA to ESA for 13 weeks during the assessment phase they loose out on £26.00 a week. If they pass the WCA they often attract the WRAG component which is not as much. This is unjust.

Currently people in the WRAG have to undergo the final part of the Work Capability Assessment called the Work Focused Health Related Activity Assessment which is a medical professional at Atos seeing the claimant and writing a report to a Jobcentre Plus Personal Adviser about their work needs. This is a waste of time for people with Dyspraxia, who find that the Atos professional does not give much recognition to their condition. Anyway most health professionals havent a clue on the employment needs of people with dyspraxia. It is more appropriate to see Work Psychologists at Jobcentre Plus than this pointless bureaucratic medical exercise which is often of no assistance to the adviser or claimant. It is a waste of public money.

The WCA needs to give more credit to Dyspraxia and award points for our serious neurological condition and its physical and mental disabilties associated with it.

The current Work focused Interviews need to be more flexible and responsive to the needs of the claimant. There is too much red tape. Currently when you are in the WRAG on ESA you have to attend six work focused interviews and you are allowed to defer interviews five times. What happens if you have other conditions added on to dyspraxia and you need more time to recuperate? The current regulations mean that you have to attend even though it may not be appropriate. This is another waste of public money. The Wrag should be payed providing you take part when you are feeling well enough.

The Work Programme should be flexible and responsive to people with Dyspraxia unlike the previous New Deals which have exacerbated our problems and not helped it. The government also needs to promote awareness of Dyspraxia with employers in both the public and private sectors.

Why is this idea important?

Currently the needs of people with Developmental  Dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder) are not given enough recognition by the Department for Work and Pensions. We are left to suffer the tyrany of inadequate or inappropriate legislation and the programmes and benefits which arise from it.

Currently People with Dyspraxia who are out of work have to choose between Jobseekers Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance. I think everyone who has a diagnosis of Dyspraxia should be automatically put into the Work Related Activity Group of the Employment and Support Allowance without the need to undertake a Work Capability Assessment. IF NOT CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR THOSE WITH ANY AWARD OF DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE TO BE AUTOMATICALLY PUT IN THE WRAG OF THE ESA.

Furthermore there are inconsistences in the amount paid for people on Jobseekers Allowance and the Employment and Support Allowance. If you get Lower rate care DLA IF you are on Income Based Jobseekers Allowance you attract a disability premium on top of the basic allowance, yet if you are on the Employment and support allowance for the first 13 weeks (the assessment phase) you just get the basic and no disability premium. People who transfer from JSA to ESA for 13 weeks during the assessment phase they loose out on £26.00 a week. If they pass the WCA they often attract the WRAG component which is not as much. This is unjust.

Currently people in the WRAG have to undergo the final part of the Work Capability Assessment called the Work Focused Health Related Activity Assessment which is a medical professional at Atos seeing the claimant and writing a report to a Jobcentre Plus Personal Adviser about their work needs. This is a waste of time for people with Dyspraxia, who find that the Atos professional does not give much recognition to their condition. Anyway most health professionals havent a clue on the employment needs of people with dyspraxia. It is more appropriate to see Work Psychologists at Jobcentre Plus than this pointless bureaucratic medical exercise which is often of no assistance to the adviser or claimant. It is a waste of public money.

The WCA needs to give more credit to Dyspraxia and award points for our serious neurological condition and its physical and mental disabilties associated with it.

The current Work focused Interviews need to be more flexible and responsive to the needs of the claimant. There is too much red tape. Currently when you are in the WRAG on ESA you have to attend six work focused interviews and you are allowed to defer interviews five times. What happens if you have other conditions added on to dyspraxia and you need more time to recuperate? The current regulations mean that you have to attend even though it may not be appropriate. This is another waste of public money. The Wrag should be payed providing you take part when you are feeling well enough.

The Work Programme should be flexible and responsive to people with Dyspraxia unlike the previous New Deals which have exacerbated our problems and not helped it. The government also needs to promote awareness of Dyspraxia with employers in both the public and private sectors.

Abolish laws which prevent the disabled from parenting

The disabled can parent with support. Currently the mentally disabled parent is not allowed to live with their child nor to see there child regularly. This causes emotional and mental harm to children and there parents.. This defeats the objective of the the law in itself of preventing harm to children. So it should be abolished

Why is this idea important?

The disabled can parent with support. Currently the mentally disabled parent is not allowed to live with their child nor to see there child regularly. This causes emotional and mental harm to children and there parents.. This defeats the objective of the the law in itself of preventing harm to children. So it should be abolished

Proof of disability

Incapacity benefit should be purely based on you GP and consultants evidence.

I have a number of physical illnesses that have left me disabled, but I dream of the day I can return to work. Despite having numerous written documents, MRI scans and various other scans and tests I had terrible trouble getting benefits. I refuse to use crutches or supports outside my home I simply stay in until I am well enough to go out which is not often. Unfortunately the benefit application forms go on what supports you use and how well you can tell your tale of woe. This is the reason there are so many fraudulent claims. How many people on an average day do you see taking their crutches or walking sticks for a walk like Charlie Chaplin? in my town there are many. unfortuneately the so so called medical examiners for the DWP also go by this ridiculous assumption, I was even shouted at for being able to carry out a simple numeracy test by one – I am educated to post graduate level, I have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ehlers danlos syndrome and fibromyalgia – I'm not thick, I'm ill.

Why is this idea important?

Incapacity benefit should be purely based on you GP and consultants evidence.

I have a number of physical illnesses that have left me disabled, but I dream of the day I can return to work. Despite having numerous written documents, MRI scans and various other scans and tests I had terrible trouble getting benefits. I refuse to use crutches or supports outside my home I simply stay in until I am well enough to go out which is not often. Unfortunately the benefit application forms go on what supports you use and how well you can tell your tale of woe. This is the reason there are so many fraudulent claims. How many people on an average day do you see taking their crutches or walking sticks for a walk like Charlie Chaplin? in my town there are many. unfortuneately the so so called medical examiners for the DWP also go by this ridiculous assumption, I was even shouted at for being able to carry out a simple numeracy test by one – I am educated to post graduate level, I have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ehlers danlos syndrome and fibromyalgia – I'm not thick, I'm ill.