I have the great pleasure of speaking to many people on line and in person.
Speaking to John , he recounted to me a situation where there seems absolutely NO SENSE OF JUSTICE.
We all want fairness.
I give you his recounting of a situation that has shocked me to the core. Mistreatment doesnt describe whats gone on here.
GUEST BLOG - From John 14th August 2011.
I have a friend, born with severe Spina Bifida. (I will tell you a little bit about the situation she is currently in)
She has half a leg, (the other amputated last year), an extremely curved spine,and many other health issues as a result, she is now mid 40s.
She is fiercely independent! Has her own house and actually held down a job until 2006. Remember that year!!
She is confined permanently to a wheelchair, and as well as the problems already mentioned, suffers many others due to her condition.
She is TOTALLY dependent upon her Electric Wheelchair for mobility and is a familiar sight around town.
Her wheelchair is adapted to accommodate the huge curve of her spine and allows her a degree of comfort, and also to look at you when chatting.
(see later, she doesnt have this chair at the moment due to horrific circumstances)
When able to She has a wicked sense of humour!
BUT Last year she almost died after her wheelchair fell off the edge of the tram platform in Manchester City Centre - an accident.
As a result she suffered serious head injuries, kidney damage and other injuries that led to the amputation of her leg.
She also then spent many weeks in ITU before she began to recover. However, she has battled back.
Friday12th August 2011, she received a letter, which I have read this Saturday evening.
The letter is from the DWP, in it, the letter bluntly states, 'Your Income Support has been stopped as of now'. It then says; 'we wish to see ALL your payslips since 28/8/09! Remember the year now, 2006?
This poor sod has NOT had any job since 2006!!! FFS!
The letter goes on to say;
'There is NO APPEAL against this decision'
She hasn't worked since 2006, how in God's name does she produce payslips from a non-existent job??? What is she supposed to live on?? THIS IS THE REAL FACE OF CAMERON'S 'BIG SOCIETY'
On top of this, I am talking about, bluntly, 'half a person' because that's all there IS!
Coupled with this they have recently just refused to replace the old, wrecked, wheelchair, unless she accepts the 'Harris' (cheapest) model, which has a RIGID back! This forces her into a forward bent position, that is both agonising, undignified & leaves her off balance, unable to look at you and depressed!
She struggles incredibly hard in a non powered chair.
When she said, to her SOCIAL WORKER & PHYSIOTHERAPIST she needs power to enable her to carry her own shopping, they told her, 'THAT'S ALL THERE IS'.....!!
FUCK YOU CAMERON! YOU'RE THE 'SICK' IN SOCIETY! YOU ARROGANT Bullingdon Boy
I'm an ashamed EX-Tory voter!