getting fed up

of people thinking motability cars for disabled people are free

they are not, If i want to get a motability car i have to give up the mobility componant of my DLA, which is nearly £50 a week. then some cars require a deposit to be paid, and not all adaptations to the cars are free either.

And on the subject of why 4×4's are available on the motability scheme, i think you will find that most people that get these are people who cannot get out of their wheelchairs or it would be easier for all concerned if they didnt have to keep getting in and out of their chairs, so they have to have bigger vehicles in order to be able to get in the vehicles, and the deposit for these bigger vehicles is in the the thousands of pounds, far from free.

so, what i am asking is, that the government informs the public of what the system is for getting a motability car, and to stop making people think disabled people are getting anything for free from left right and centre, we are not!!

Why is this idea important?

of people thinking motability cars for disabled people are free

they are not, If i want to get a motability car i have to give up the mobility componant of my DLA, which is nearly £50 a week. then some cars require a deposit to be paid, and not all adaptations to the cars are free either.

And on the subject of why 4×4's are available on the motability scheme, i think you will find that most people that get these are people who cannot get out of their wheelchairs or it would be easier for all concerned if they didnt have to keep getting in and out of their chairs, so they have to have bigger vehicles in order to be able to get in the vehicles, and the deposit for these bigger vehicles is in the the thousands of pounds, far from free.

so, what i am asking is, that the government informs the public of what the system is for getting a motability car, and to stop making people think disabled people are getting anything for free from left right and centre, we are not!!

Freedom from the public’s lack of understanding of the Motability schemes!

This site and the spending challenge site have more than adaquately revealed that the general public do not undrestand or have sufficient knowledge of the motability scheme.

This is evident in crass comments about 'Free cars' and the type of cars available.

It is also evident in the fact that none of the posters mention the fact that Motability is NOT a government department and is not funded by the government!  They also fail to notice that the main gainers in this scheme are the banks – they make a hefty profit from the schemes!

So we need to educate the public to the facts!

1)The cars are NOT free.

2)Those who use the scheme PAY for their cars – they lease the cars.

3) They type of car they choose depends on their needs.  They may need a larger car to fit a wheelchair and other equipment in.  They may need a 'higher' car such as an MPV or people carrier to combine wheelchair space and ability to get in and out of the vehicle.

4) More expensive cars mean that the disabled person is paying an advance payment (non refundable) to cover the cost difference.

 5) Advance payments are calculated according to the projected sale price that motability will recoup when the car is sold at the end of the lease period – the disabled person does not receive any of the money recouped.

6)Nil advance payment is usually applied to smaller and cheaper cars – with some car manufacturers occasionally having 'special offers' on larger vehicles which reduces the advance payment for a short period of time – this is a marketting policy from the manufacturer who wants more motability customers.

7) all the stories posted on here and on SC about people conning the system are rooted in jealousy of the cars – without considering the disability and the pain and hassle that goes with it.

So we need more education of the public on the reality of motability – this will reduce the harrasment of disabled people and save the public from making crass statements and accusations which only embarress them through their own lack of knowledge.

 

This could easily be achieved by educating the media so that they get their facts right and requiring every newspaper (national and local) to print a prominent full page explanation of the FACTS. (written by motability and approved by a representative group of their paying customers).  Equally any television program that 'investigates' motability abuses should be required to include an explanation of the facts in relation to the workings of the scheme.  Additionally car manufacturers and dealers should have to follow rules regarding motability advertising – their adverts should make it clear that disabled people PAY for their cars rather than creating the illusion that the cars are free when they are not.

Why is this idea important?

This site and the spending challenge site have more than adaquately revealed that the general public do not undrestand or have sufficient knowledge of the motability scheme.

This is evident in crass comments about 'Free cars' and the type of cars available.

It is also evident in the fact that none of the posters mention the fact that Motability is NOT a government department and is not funded by the government!  They also fail to notice that the main gainers in this scheme are the banks – they make a hefty profit from the schemes!

So we need to educate the public to the facts!

1)The cars are NOT free.

2)Those who use the scheme PAY for their cars – they lease the cars.

3) They type of car they choose depends on their needs.  They may need a larger car to fit a wheelchair and other equipment in.  They may need a 'higher' car such as an MPV or people carrier to combine wheelchair space and ability to get in and out of the vehicle.

4) More expensive cars mean that the disabled person is paying an advance payment (non refundable) to cover the cost difference.

 5) Advance payments are calculated according to the projected sale price that motability will recoup when the car is sold at the end of the lease period – the disabled person does not receive any of the money recouped.

6)Nil advance payment is usually applied to smaller and cheaper cars – with some car manufacturers occasionally having 'special offers' on larger vehicles which reduces the advance payment for a short period of time – this is a marketting policy from the manufacturer who wants more motability customers.

7) all the stories posted on here and on SC about people conning the system are rooted in jealousy of the cars – without considering the disability and the pain and hassle that goes with it.

So we need more education of the public on the reality of motability – this will reduce the harrasment of disabled people and save the public from making crass statements and accusations which only embarress them through their own lack of knowledge.

 

This could easily be achieved by educating the media so that they get their facts right and requiring every newspaper (national and local) to print a prominent full page explanation of the FACTS. (written by motability and approved by a representative group of their paying customers).  Equally any television program that 'investigates' motability abuses should be required to include an explanation of the facts in relation to the workings of the scheme.  Additionally car manufacturers and dealers should have to follow rules regarding motability advertising – their adverts should make it clear that disabled people PAY for their cars rather than creating the illusion that the cars are free when they are not.

Freedom From The Tyranny Of Wheelchair Services Departments!

Disabled people need freedom from the tyranny of wheelchair services.  Too many disabled people are provided with totally unsuitable wheelchairs, based on managerial policies and dictats.

It is time to give the power on wheelchair supply to the people who have to use the wheelchairs!

Close down all wheelchair services departments and create a local office with a few paper pushers who will order the chairs that are requested and dispatch the repair staff when they are needed.

To facilitate this create an on-line directory of all manufactured wheelchairs so that disabled people can contact the manufacturers direct, arrange a demo of the chair with the therapists who actually know them present, and select the most suitable chair for them.

Currently the therapists employed by wheelchair services departments do not know the real needs of their patients – they see them maybe once every five years and have no knowledge of their daily lives.  If the department manager states that patient X can have chair A (without ever having met the patient) then that is what is supplied and the therapists are unable to argue with their manager.

Why is this idea important?

Disabled people need freedom from the tyranny of wheelchair services.  Too many disabled people are provided with totally unsuitable wheelchairs, based on managerial policies and dictats.

It is time to give the power on wheelchair supply to the people who have to use the wheelchairs!

Close down all wheelchair services departments and create a local office with a few paper pushers who will order the chairs that are requested and dispatch the repair staff when they are needed.

To facilitate this create an on-line directory of all manufactured wheelchairs so that disabled people can contact the manufacturers direct, arrange a demo of the chair with the therapists who actually know them present, and select the most suitable chair for them.

Currently the therapists employed by wheelchair services departments do not know the real needs of their patients – they see them maybe once every five years and have no knowledge of their daily lives.  If the department manager states that patient X can have chair A (without ever having met the patient) then that is what is supplied and the therapists are unable to argue with their manager.

Stop announcements rather put forward ideas to the bodies concerned

My idea is straightforward and simple.  I am disabled, I am Fifty years old and I have been fortunate to have received a good education, continue through University, and work before and after a post graduate year.  Unfortunately, due to poor health, pain and frequent fatigue, I have been medically severanced, I pay tax and council tax.  I also am forced to top up the difference to my pension with Incapacity Benefit and I am in receipt of Disability Living Allowance.

The point I wish to make is, please look at every person as an individual.  I am depressed as well as living with a chronic condition, and a debilitating spinal injury which is treated by opiate medication.  I would love to have my health back and to work again, however, this is something I have been advised against doing.  I have tried going back to work by attempting to hold down a voluntary job in an area I thoroughly enjoyed.

With respect, I am finding Mr. Cleggs attitude about working being the best thing for people who are claiming benefit and that once in the system it is difficult to get out.  Please, I beg, do not tar everyone with the same brush.  There must be countless people like myself.  I am on Incapacity Benefit and DLA, I am worried beyond words, I am not sleeping and making myself ill.  I am being referred to the local mental health team because of all this.  Last year I was called in by Atos for a return to work medical, my GP intervened, It is not practical.  Donna from Atos informed me that I could have two years to get over it.  This shocked me beyond belief.  If I could I would cease claiming incapacity benefit, in fact any goverment benefit which over the years I have paid into through National Insurance Contributions and Tax.

I have been badly affected by Mr. George Osborne's DLA medical proposals, It was only whilst I was receiving Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, that my mobility component was increased and this was for a fixed time, last year, It was as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders when I was awarded DLA for an indefinite period.

Like many other people I am feeling extremely anxious, vulnerable and have no where to turn.  I am someone with a Degree and a vote.  I have worked for a major company, I have held a position of responsibility and taught.  I am considering returning to teach and all for reasons which i am being forced into.  I am extremely worried about my future.  My white blood cell count is lowering, due to stress, lack of sleep and bujeting on a spreadsheet isn't helping.  Without my DLA I lose my mobility, no car, i will be even worse than now about attending my hospital appoinments. 

Please, this is my suggestion, that rather than suddenly announcing to the public about such cuts, you did it again last week to the middle classes about Winter Payments.  I am I have to say a bit ignorant there as I am not  a person who claims them, I am  not on Income Support but Incapacity Benefit, I pay my own prescriptions and my life is sorting out a dosette box, starving myself regularly for ultra shound x rays.  You see, i have two three major conditions, two chroninc and potentially fatal, the other one is degenerative, it will get worse.  At the moment I see very little point in existing any more, I am close to tears, I believe that I am not the only one, I have read similar stories.  If someone, irrespective of having worked before or not is on Incapacity and DLA then there has to be a reason.  It took much investigation, medicals, specialists and doctors being consulted before I was awarded the higher rate mobility and middle rate care;  I am fotunately able to now afford the help of a lady who has a key and if I was in so much pain would stay in my spare room..  I am indepedant and like to do what I can, however pain kicks in all too quickly and I am relying on my help.  I am fortunate to have my car, I do not drive it when I am having a painful episode as I take break through medication on top of that which is prescribed, I also take medication for my other two conditions. 

I apologise if this is appearing to be about myself.  What it is, is an individual account.  I am one of many, many people all with stories to tell about my fears, concerns, how I would adddress a problem like you the Goverment are faced with.  I was no fan of the last Pm, however there is a man who pushed his health into the ground.  I just feel that WE ( THE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY YOUR NEW POLICIES) do not stand a chance to put forward to you how we feel, I know I am not alone in this.  I do not have much strength left in me here, but something has to be done and I am appealing to you to go about all of this in a different way.  Please go about this differently, consult disability organisations, it is easier that you think to find the scroungers on the system, most of them are sitting at home claiming Income support or ESA and Drinking to excess.

Why is this idea important?

My idea is straightforward and simple.  I am disabled, I am Fifty years old and I have been fortunate to have received a good education, continue through University, and work before and after a post graduate year.  Unfortunately, due to poor health, pain and frequent fatigue, I have been medically severanced, I pay tax and council tax.  I also am forced to top up the difference to my pension with Incapacity Benefit and I am in receipt of Disability Living Allowance.

The point I wish to make is, please look at every person as an individual.  I am depressed as well as living with a chronic condition, and a debilitating spinal injury which is treated by opiate medication.  I would love to have my health back and to work again, however, this is something I have been advised against doing.  I have tried going back to work by attempting to hold down a voluntary job in an area I thoroughly enjoyed.

With respect, I am finding Mr. Cleggs attitude about working being the best thing for people who are claiming benefit and that once in the system it is difficult to get out.  Please, I beg, do not tar everyone with the same brush.  There must be countless people like myself.  I am on Incapacity Benefit and DLA, I am worried beyond words, I am not sleeping and making myself ill.  I am being referred to the local mental health team because of all this.  Last year I was called in by Atos for a return to work medical, my GP intervened, It is not practical.  Donna from Atos informed me that I could have two years to get over it.  This shocked me beyond belief.  If I could I would cease claiming incapacity benefit, in fact any goverment benefit which over the years I have paid into through National Insurance Contributions and Tax.

I have been badly affected by Mr. George Osborne's DLA medical proposals, It was only whilst I was receiving Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, that my mobility component was increased and this was for a fixed time, last year, It was as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders when I was awarded DLA for an indefinite period.

Like many other people I am feeling extremely anxious, vulnerable and have no where to turn.  I am someone with a Degree and a vote.  I have worked for a major company, I have held a position of responsibility and taught.  I am considering returning to teach and all for reasons which i am being forced into.  I am extremely worried about my future.  My white blood cell count is lowering, due to stress, lack of sleep and bujeting on a spreadsheet isn't helping.  Without my DLA I lose my mobility, no car, i will be even worse than now about attending my hospital appoinments. 

Please, this is my suggestion, that rather than suddenly announcing to the public about such cuts, you did it again last week to the middle classes about Winter Payments.  I am I have to say a bit ignorant there as I am not  a person who claims them, I am  not on Income Support but Incapacity Benefit, I pay my own prescriptions and my life is sorting out a dosette box, starving myself regularly for ultra shound x rays.  You see, i have two three major conditions, two chroninc and potentially fatal, the other one is degenerative, it will get worse.  At the moment I see very little point in existing any more, I am close to tears, I believe that I am not the only one, I have read similar stories.  If someone, irrespective of having worked before or not is on Incapacity and DLA then there has to be a reason.  It took much investigation, medicals, specialists and doctors being consulted before I was awarded the higher rate mobility and middle rate care;  I am fotunately able to now afford the help of a lady who has a key and if I was in so much pain would stay in my spare room..  I am indepedant and like to do what I can, however pain kicks in all too quickly and I am relying on my help.  I am fortunate to have my car, I do not drive it when I am having a painful episode as I take break through medication on top of that which is prescribed, I also take medication for my other two conditions. 

I apologise if this is appearing to be about myself.  What it is, is an individual account.  I am one of many, many people all with stories to tell about my fears, concerns, how I would adddress a problem like you the Goverment are faced with.  I was no fan of the last Pm, however there is a man who pushed his health into the ground.  I just feel that WE ( THE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY YOUR NEW POLICIES) do not stand a chance to put forward to you how we feel, I know I am not alone in this.  I do not have much strength left in me here, but something has to be done and I am appealing to you to go about all of this in a different way.  Please go about this differently, consult disability organisations, it is easier that you think to find the scroungers on the system, most of them are sitting at home claiming Income support or ESA and Drinking to excess.

DLA IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT

As a  GENUINELY disabled person you can get it even if you work, and many GENUINELY DISABLED people who get it do work.

Far from being an out of work benefit DLA HELPS a disabled person to find and stay in work by paying for the costs of getting there (motability, if you get the higher rate mobility componant) and you can also use the care componant towards the cost of any adaptations that would make working easier.

 if you work and get DLA then have a medical which results in a bad decision and lose it, it could mean you cant work and thus end up back on out of work benefits costing the tax payer even more money. lose dla – cant get to work – cant get to work lose job – lose job back on benefits.

Far too many people, on here and on other websites, and certain frontbench members of the coalition government (which is very frightening when one is the head of the DWP, another is chancellor, anothe the minister for disabled people and then the 2 stooges heading the government) do not understand that DLA IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT.

so my suggestion is can we please have it clearly stated by members of government at all times when talking about benefits that disability living allowance is NOT an out of work benefit so that people finally start to get the message.

I am getting sooooo sick of uninformed people stating the same old 'being disabled doesnt mean you cant work, come off DLA and get a job' line, i know i can work, i want to, no one needs to tell me.

IT NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!!

So i'll finish by stating again in great big capital letters (i only wish we had 50 feet high neon fonts on here)

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT

This is why so many disabled people are worried about these medicals, if we lose DLA,we lose everything, no money, no job, no chances of a decent life.

do we not deserve those things?

seems like a few people on here dont think so, some seem to see the disabled community as the dregs of society, second class citizens, and to quote a certain grumpy git, 'the surplus population'

And i thought we were living in a democracy.

Why is this idea important?

As a  GENUINELY disabled person you can get it even if you work, and many GENUINELY DISABLED people who get it do work.

Far from being an out of work benefit DLA HELPS a disabled person to find and stay in work by paying for the costs of getting there (motability, if you get the higher rate mobility componant) and you can also use the care componant towards the cost of any adaptations that would make working easier.

 if you work and get DLA then have a medical which results in a bad decision and lose it, it could mean you cant work and thus end up back on out of work benefits costing the tax payer even more money. lose dla – cant get to work – cant get to work lose job – lose job back on benefits.

Far too many people, on here and on other websites, and certain frontbench members of the coalition government (which is very frightening when one is the head of the DWP, another is chancellor, anothe the minister for disabled people and then the 2 stooges heading the government) do not understand that DLA IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT.

so my suggestion is can we please have it clearly stated by members of government at all times when talking about benefits that disability living allowance is NOT an out of work benefit so that people finally start to get the message.

I am getting sooooo sick of uninformed people stating the same old 'being disabled doesnt mean you cant work, come off DLA and get a job' line, i know i can work, i want to, no one needs to tell me.

IT NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!!

So i'll finish by stating again in great big capital letters (i only wish we had 50 feet high neon fonts on here)

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT

This is why so many disabled people are worried about these medicals, if we lose DLA,we lose everything, no money, no job, no chances of a decent life.

do we not deserve those things?

seems like a few people on here dont think so, some seem to see the disabled community as the dregs of society, second class citizens, and to quote a certain grumpy git, 'the surplus population'

And i thought we were living in a democracy.

Hate crime ..add disability

Presently if its deemed a crime was committed against someone mainly because of their race or sexuality the sentence can be more severe than if the crime was committed on other grounds . Disability tho isnt included on this list even tho attacks on disabled people because of their impairments arent infrequent.

The case of the mother who killed herself and her disabled child because of constant harassment by locals  was one which shocked and horrified many yet if those people are caught they can only be charged with public order offences not hate crimes.

Had this been a racially based or homophobic couple based harrassment they could have been charged with hate crime and been given a heavier penalty.

Why is this idea important?

Presently if its deemed a crime was committed against someone mainly because of their race or sexuality the sentence can be more severe than if the crime was committed on other grounds . Disability tho isnt included on this list even tho attacks on disabled people because of their impairments arent infrequent.

The case of the mother who killed herself and her disabled child because of constant harassment by locals  was one which shocked and horrified many yet if those people are caught they can only be charged with public order offences not hate crimes.

Had this been a racially based or homophobic couple based harrassment they could have been charged with hate crime and been given a heavier penalty.

ABOLISH RIGHT TO THE GOVERNMENT PAYING NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTION ON BEHALF OF LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED.

I live off of my savings.  If I want to have  a state pension then I must (or at least time I did it), pay an annual voluntary contribution for myself – which is a joke, in so far as my contribution, is about the same ,as what I will get back for a year's worth of state pension when the tine comes.

 

However if I am on benefits, the state will automatically pay my N.I.C. and i will automatically get a state pension.  MESSAGE STAY ON BENEFITS ALL YOUR LIFE – NEVEER MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOCIETY IN WHCIH YOU LIVE AND THEY WILL KEEP YOU IN YOU OLD AGE.

My idea is that the government should abolish the automatic right to a state pension for those who have not themselves made any attempt to make their own contribution to  their own retirement.

Why is this idea important?

I live off of my savings.  If I want to have  a state pension then I must (or at least time I did it), pay an annual voluntary contribution for myself – which is a joke, in so far as my contribution, is about the same ,as what I will get back for a year's worth of state pension when the tine comes.

 

However if I am on benefits, the state will automatically pay my N.I.C. and i will automatically get a state pension.  MESSAGE STAY ON BENEFITS ALL YOUR LIFE – NEVEER MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOCIETY IN WHCIH YOU LIVE AND THEY WILL KEEP YOU IN YOU OLD AGE.

My idea is that the government should abolish the automatic right to a state pension for those who have not themselves made any attempt to make their own contribution to  their own retirement.

Scrap ATOS Origin/ATOS healthcare medical assessment quango

This quango earns £80 million plus a year from the DWP to assess claimants for benefits medically. Many claimants are very disabled, have had months of treatment and surgery and are still under the care of NHS surgeons and GPs yet the DWP in their wisdom still ask for ATOS assessments.

The assesments are made by so called professionals who have been on a three day training course. Some are doctors, some are nurses aome are simply clerks. I know of numerous cases where the assessment has been so innaccurate and incorrect that appeals have been made.

Many of the appeals have been upheld but no one fines or deducts money from Atos and claimants are not given an explanation from the DWP, only from Atos. The DWP simply send out forms and start the whole ridiculous process all over again.

Why is this idea important?

This quango earns £80 million plus a year from the DWP to assess claimants for benefits medically. Many claimants are very disabled, have had months of treatment and surgery and are still under the care of NHS surgeons and GPs yet the DWP in their wisdom still ask for ATOS assessments.

The assesments are made by so called professionals who have been on a three day training course. Some are doctors, some are nurses aome are simply clerks. I know of numerous cases where the assessment has been so innaccurate and incorrect that appeals have been made.

Many of the appeals have been upheld but no one fines or deducts money from Atos and claimants are not given an explanation from the DWP, only from Atos. The DWP simply send out forms and start the whole ridiculous process all over again.

Repeal Laws which Prevent Working From Home

Most residential tenancies and many mortgage agreements specificlally state that the person is not allowed to operate a business from their home.

Running a business from home might be as simple as buying and selling things on ebay, designing websites or doing some kind of handicraft to sell. These types of things cause no problem for anyone else and so all restrictions in local authority or landlord and tenant law should be lifted.

Why is this idea important?

Most residential tenancies and many mortgage agreements specificlally state that the person is not allowed to operate a business from their home.

Running a business from home might be as simple as buying and selling things on ebay, designing websites or doing some kind of handicraft to sell. These types of things cause no problem for anyone else and so all restrictions in local authority or landlord and tenant law should be lifted.

What’s the point in Law if you can’t get it upheld.

This is a call for a review basically.

 

One of the biggest problems I have found with Legal Aid is how it leaves you having to do everything yourself.  15 minutes with a lawyer and that's about it.  The Citizens Advice Bureas are also not up to scratch either.  Due to a massive lack of resources.

Legal Aid is vital to every citizen, yet the poor reliably get dumped to the bottom.  Even though the poor are often caught in the most violent and lawless places.

The idea is to make sure everyone gets Legal Aid.  By re-enforcing the existing system.  So that's review, revoke where required, and add some new bits.

Why is this idea important?

This is a call for a review basically.

 

One of the biggest problems I have found with Legal Aid is how it leaves you having to do everything yourself.  15 minutes with a lawyer and that's about it.  The Citizens Advice Bureas are also not up to scratch either.  Due to a massive lack of resources.

Legal Aid is vital to every citizen, yet the poor reliably get dumped to the bottom.  Even though the poor are often caught in the most violent and lawless places.

The idea is to make sure everyone gets Legal Aid.  By re-enforcing the existing system.  So that's review, revoke where required, and add some new bits.

Stop discrimination with disabled travel passes

There is a ludicrous state of affairs in the country at the moment where a blind person has a travel pass allowing them free travel all day everyday but a disabled person who cannot walk or use a vehicle ha a travel pass whichis time restricted.

Why is this idea important?

There is a ludicrous state of affairs in the country at the moment where a blind person has a travel pass allowing them free travel all day everyday but a disabled person who cannot walk or use a vehicle ha a travel pass whichis time restricted.

DFG means testing should be fair

The Disabled Facilities Grant means testing for working disabled people in Central Bedfordshire only looks at household income and does not take into account household outgoings. Means testing that does not test your means? Ludicrous and totally unfair!

 

 

Why is this idea important?

The Disabled Facilities Grant means testing for working disabled people in Central Bedfordshire only looks at household income and does not take into account household outgoings. Means testing that does not test your means? Ludicrous and totally unfair!

 

 

Home-Working Proposal For UK

The Pro­posal

This pro­posal is aimed at peo­ple who are house­bound with their dis­abil­ity and they can­not go into a bank to raise the money they need in order to become self employed and work from home.

How­ever, it could be aimed at any­one and big busi­nesses could take advan­tage of the home-working pro­posal to save money.

The excit­ing thing about this pro­posal is that it wouldn’t cost a for­tune to imple­ment, as we have the resources already at Britain’s dis­posal. The only thing would be the admin­is­tra­tion how­ever that can be sourced from other resources.  How­ever there are mil­lions of ways in which peo­ple could work from home, with a lit­tle bit of sup­port to make sure the home­work­ers will not be exploited.

There are 4 main groups of peo­ple to come on board that could make this venture work.

  1. The Gov­ern­ment
  2. The Banks
  3. The Depart­ment of Work and Pensions
  4. IT Com­pa­nies
  5. The Claimant

Now I know this scheme may not fit all sizes, but it goes along way. The best part of this scheme is that with Labour bail­ing out the banks and with the gov­ern­ment hav­ing a stake in the banks, this could actu­ally work. Not only that the sys­tem for this kind of thing has already been tested by uni­ver­si­ties all around the country.

The Process Of The Scheme

  1. The gov­ern­ment treats every­one by a one by one basis, in regards to either their dis­abil­ity or the rea­son why a per­son is house­bound for exam­ple chil­dren or car­ing activities.
  2. If some­one is dis­abled, the infor­ma­tion that the per­son has already pro­vided is already in the system.
  3. They get an appoint­ment with a doc­tor, maybe an exam­i­na­tion how­ever the doc­tor should take into account the person’s med­ical history too.
  4. They get a per­sonal career advi­sor and depend­ing on the person’s ill­ness and com­mit­ments, they are given the choices that are avail­able if they can go out to work. How­ever this pro­posal works if a per­son can’t through ill­ness or through commitments.
  5. Theresa May before she became Home Sec­re­tary  she was in charge of the equal oppor­tu­ni­tie brief  and that peo­ple who are unem­ployed would get low-cost per­sonal loans, in that can help peo­ple get back into work. It would be bril­liant if it could be extented to the hous­bound peo­ple too, so that they can becaome useful again.

You could go one step fur­ther and get the banks to offer ‘work related’ low-cost loans for the dis­abled house­bound and oth­ers like sin­gle moth­ers, or car­ers who are house­bound who want the oppor­tu­nity to work from home (like banks do for stu­dents for fees etc) These loans would be sub­ject to con­di­tions: That the money is to be spent on equip­ment needed to work from home and for train­ing costs only!

If there is train­ing that the train­ing would be looked over by the per­sonal careers advi­sor, who would want rec­om­men­da­tions that the cer­tifi­cates that the per­son gets at the end of the course are indus­try recog­nis­able and that they would be able to receive monthly reports on the work the dis­abled or house­bound per­son has done to the course.

  1. While the per­son is try­ing to set them­selves up they will still receive their ben­e­fit until they start to work for them­selves, plus they would get help to show them  how to become self employed should  they have to work for themselves.
  2. The loan would have a lit­tle inter­est on it, so it would pay the bank­ing costs and the admin costs, how­ever it would be paid back by an afford­able level, for exam­ple £10 per week. (Yes it may take a while longer to get the money back; how­ever it is bet­ter to get back slowly and with­out hurt­ing than this part to become a disincentive.
  3. Should a per­son not have any luck find­ing any­thing, then the advi­sor would step in and help, but the advi­sor would be with the per­son every step of the way, sort of being a men­tor.  Not only that while a per­son is train­ing they could do vol­un­tary work in their field of exper­tise to help the com­mu­nity as a whole.
  4. This could be a final solu­tion that the advi­sor can put for­ward for peo­ple who are house­bound and  if the scheme is run pos­i­tively then any­one not tak­ing up this offer that could do would have their ben­e­fits cut.  Only the very frail, the ter­mi­nally ill or pen­sion­ers would be exempt.
  5. How­ever, if pen­sion­ers wanted to be con­sid­ered for the scheme they would have to have a med­ical from their doc­tor how­ever, I can’t see any rea­son why the elderly couldn’t have the chance of join­ing the Inter­net Revolution.

Why is this idea important?

The Pro­posal

This pro­posal is aimed at peo­ple who are house­bound with their dis­abil­ity and they can­not go into a bank to raise the money they need in order to become self employed and work from home.

How­ever, it could be aimed at any­one and big busi­nesses could take advan­tage of the home-working pro­posal to save money.

The excit­ing thing about this pro­posal is that it wouldn’t cost a for­tune to imple­ment, as we have the resources already at Britain’s dis­posal. The only thing would be the admin­is­tra­tion how­ever that can be sourced from other resources.  How­ever there are mil­lions of ways in which peo­ple could work from home, with a lit­tle bit of sup­port to make sure the home­work­ers will not be exploited.

There are 4 main groups of peo­ple to come on board that could make this venture work.

  1. The Gov­ern­ment
  2. The Banks
  3. The Depart­ment of Work and Pensions
  4. IT Com­pa­nies
  5. The Claimant

Now I know this scheme may not fit all sizes, but it goes along way. The best part of this scheme is that with Labour bail­ing out the banks and with the gov­ern­ment hav­ing a stake in the banks, this could actu­ally work. Not only that the sys­tem for this kind of thing has already been tested by uni­ver­si­ties all around the country.

The Process Of The Scheme

  1. The gov­ern­ment treats every­one by a one by one basis, in regards to either their dis­abil­ity or the rea­son why a per­son is house­bound for exam­ple chil­dren or car­ing activities.
  2. If some­one is dis­abled, the infor­ma­tion that the per­son has already pro­vided is already in the system.
  3. They get an appoint­ment with a doc­tor, maybe an exam­i­na­tion how­ever the doc­tor should take into account the person’s med­ical history too.
  4. They get a per­sonal career advi­sor and depend­ing on the person’s ill­ness and com­mit­ments, they are given the choices that are avail­able if they can go out to work. How­ever this pro­posal works if a per­son can’t through ill­ness or through commitments.
  5. Theresa May before she became Home Sec­re­tary  she was in charge of the equal oppor­tu­ni­tie brief  and that peo­ple who are unem­ployed would get low-cost per­sonal loans, in that can help peo­ple get back into work. It would be bril­liant if it could be extented to the hous­bound peo­ple too, so that they can becaome useful again.

You could go one step fur­ther and get the banks to offer ‘work related’ low-cost loans for the dis­abled house­bound and oth­ers like sin­gle moth­ers, or car­ers who are house­bound who want the oppor­tu­nity to work from home (like banks do for stu­dents for fees etc) These loans would be sub­ject to con­di­tions: That the money is to be spent on equip­ment needed to work from home and for train­ing costs only!

If there is train­ing that the train­ing would be looked over by the per­sonal careers advi­sor, who would want rec­om­men­da­tions that the cer­tifi­cates that the per­son gets at the end of the course are indus­try recog­nis­able and that they would be able to receive monthly reports on the work the dis­abled or house­bound per­son has done to the course.

  1. While the per­son is try­ing to set them­selves up they will still receive their ben­e­fit until they start to work for them­selves, plus they would get help to show them  how to become self employed should  they have to work for themselves.
  2. The loan would have a lit­tle inter­est on it, so it would pay the bank­ing costs and the admin costs, how­ever it would be paid back by an afford­able level, for exam­ple £10 per week. (Yes it may take a while longer to get the money back; how­ever it is bet­ter to get back slowly and with­out hurt­ing than this part to become a disincentive.
  3. Should a per­son not have any luck find­ing any­thing, then the advi­sor would step in and help, but the advi­sor would be with the per­son every step of the way, sort of being a men­tor.  Not only that while a per­son is train­ing they could do vol­un­tary work in their field of exper­tise to help the com­mu­nity as a whole.
  4. This could be a final solu­tion that the advi­sor can put for­ward for peo­ple who are house­bound and  if the scheme is run pos­i­tively then any­one not tak­ing up this offer that could do would have their ben­e­fits cut.  Only the very frail, the ter­mi­nally ill or pen­sion­ers would be exempt.
  5. How­ever, if pen­sion­ers wanted to be con­sid­ered for the scheme they would have to have a med­ical from their doc­tor how­ever, I can’t see any rea­son why the elderly couldn’t have the chance of join­ing the Inter­net Revolution.

Dignity and supporting independence for disabled people who need welfare support

Disabled benefits should encourage independence and maintain dignity at all times.

The government should enter into a individually tailored contract between the disabled person and the state with asserts rights and responsibilites

The contract would give the disabled person the right of privacy and freedom from fear of having benefits summarily stopped if rules re infringed.

The contract should also require and incentivise paid or unpaid work  or learning

The outcome would be more independent and productive disabled people who may return to the labour market and give them greater security, self respect and pride in their engagement with the welfare state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

Disabled benefits should encourage independence and maintain dignity at all times.

The government should enter into a individually tailored contract between the disabled person and the state with asserts rights and responsibilites

The contract would give the disabled person the right of privacy and freedom from fear of having benefits summarily stopped if rules re infringed.

The contract should also require and incentivise paid or unpaid work  or learning

The outcome would be more independent and productive disabled people who may return to the labour market and give them greater security, self respect and pride in their engagement with the welfare state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empowering disabled people to have their own parking space outside their own home

Create personal disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders outside their own homes.

This priviledge should only be offered to those persons on higher rate mobilty rate DLA

At present such spaces are routinely refused by most councils on grounds of high cost due to red tape that has to be followed to create them. Disabled parking bays make a huge difference to a persons quality of life, disability equality and civil rights.

Spaces should be able to be created cheaply and simply through special dispensation from the Department for Transport to create enforceable disabled parking bays without the need for expensive and lengthy Traffic Regulation Orders. This would require the same arrangements in place currently to create a bus stop with no stopping "cage".

Why is this idea important?

Create personal disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders outside their own homes.

This priviledge should only be offered to those persons on higher rate mobilty rate DLA

At present such spaces are routinely refused by most councils on grounds of high cost due to red tape that has to be followed to create them. Disabled parking bays make a huge difference to a persons quality of life, disability equality and civil rights.

Spaces should be able to be created cheaply and simply through special dispensation from the Department for Transport to create enforceable disabled parking bays without the need for expensive and lengthy Traffic Regulation Orders. This would require the same arrangements in place currently to create a bus stop with no stopping "cage".

Remove restrictions on village social events

The last Government  dramatically  restricted the number of events involving alcohol ( dances, parties, concerts, quizzes etc) that can be run in a village hall per year. This has affected the viability of halls which are a keystone of rural communities. It has also cut off funds to those village bodies relying on that income and also the social life of often isolated communities. IF the motive was to help village pubs it has had no benefit, because those attending events in the hall are not in the main pub "regulars". There was no public order motive as the average age of atttendees would generally render that out of the question. This was -as in so many cases- silly legislation imposed for something to do. Remove please!

Why is this idea important?

The last Government  dramatically  restricted the number of events involving alcohol ( dances, parties, concerts, quizzes etc) that can be run in a village hall per year. This has affected the viability of halls which are a keystone of rural communities. It has also cut off funds to those village bodies relying on that income and also the social life of often isolated communities. IF the motive was to help village pubs it has had no benefit, because those attending events in the hall are not in the main pub "regulars". There was no public order motive as the average age of atttendees would generally render that out of the question. This was -as in so many cases- silly legislation imposed for something to do. Remove please!

End humiliating medical tests for genuinely disabled.

Those on HR DLA shouldn't have to be subjected to a battery of further medical tests as part of the current welfare reform proposals.. These people have usually been subject to many tests over the years. Why should 1 doctor's opinion be trusted more than another anyway?
Too often we're bombarded with negative 'scrounger' type stereotypical imagery which has contributed to a recent surge in disabled hate crime.  What you don't get to hear about are the people with very real & disabling conditions (with a poor enough quality of life anyway) subjected to Dr's asking them to urinate in front of them & other such grossly humiliating 'tests'& questions. Enough is enough!
 

Why is this idea important?

Those on HR DLA shouldn't have to be subjected to a battery of further medical tests as part of the current welfare reform proposals.. These people have usually been subject to many tests over the years. Why should 1 doctor's opinion be trusted more than another anyway?
Too often we're bombarded with negative 'scrounger' type stereotypical imagery which has contributed to a recent surge in disabled hate crime.  What you don't get to hear about are the people with very real & disabling conditions (with a poor enough quality of life anyway) subjected to Dr's asking them to urinate in front of them & other such grossly humiliating 'tests'& questions. Enough is enough!