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- 27-01-2012, 12:28 #371Warning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 27-01-2012, 12:30 #372
- 27-01-2012, 12:37 #373
Ah, but there's the rub!
Will these 'medical assessments' be carried out by fully trained medical professionals who can spot said chaff playing at being wheat, or will it be some contracted in outfit that gives Joe Bloggs a 2 day course in conducting 'medical assessments'?Warning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 27-01-2012, 12:54 #374
- 27-01-2012, 12:58 #375
I thought GROUP 4 was a wind up…
Will I still get Personal Independence Payments if G4S can't talk to me? | Society | guardian.co.ukWarning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 27-01-2012, 13:04 #376
- Join Date
- Oct 2003
- The Isle of Innisfree
The fact this was a civvy not Army team didn't matter - I went to the Fang Farrier's assistant, was measured up & had a bespoke one delivered in about three weeks. Cost to me? Nowt. Cost outside? Starts at £40 for anything good.To eat well in England one must have breakfast three times a day
London: its "buzz" and "vibrancy"... can be codewords for drugs, late-night noise and multi-culturalism run (literally) riot.
- 27-01-2012, 13:06 #377
Nope, G4S will be bringing all of their medical prowess to the task of migrating the UK's 3.2 million DLA recipients onto PIP.
This can only end well. Just look at the complete hash ATOS are making of the Incapacity/ESA migration!
- 27-01-2012, 13:11 #378
- 27-01-2012, 13:32 #379
- Join Date
- Feb 2007
the problem is new dla claiments who are out of work must qualify for ESA in order to claim DLA, so effectivly there saying anyone who can seek employment in any form is entitled ot zero help meaning there either stuck claiming nothing (JSA requires either an assessment of fit to seek employment or a DLA assessment) or going through the continuous apeals process under ESA, tha latter is rather stressfull and is what has caused so many suicides in the last few years within this rather ulnerable area of society...
the new PIP system will just excacerbate the problems further, no matter who gets the contract to perform the job, and given the trial progress was a complete fabrication just like the ESA trial reports were (they used known fit helathy people to conduct the trial in a role play and then everyone gave it a positive review) i am seriously doubtfull anyone will be happy once its inplace, not least of which is because they used several disabled champions of work to pioneer the system, people who openly admit they were born that way who have absolutly no idea about the problems other forms of life long disabled people suffer, and who have no clue at all what its like to go from fit and healthy to disabled, the social impact it has on the idvidual never mind the economic impact, and then to prove there case they got a bunch of service personel who were taking full advantage of the help available via various outlets to get back on there feet and used them as the example to the rest of hte country, never mind the fact places like headly court (whilst fantastic) are unavalable to the average person, the charities providing help and support are also unavailable, meaning that all in all the averatge disabled person has little to know help outside of a few outpatient appointments
its all smoke screens designed ot hide the fact that whilst a few people can and indeed do over come something most cant no matter how much they might like to, ( nad no i'm not meaning to enrage or denigrate the people who do, especialy not those injured in service) simpy because they dont have the help or guidance to do so....just because i'm paranoid doesnt mean i'm wrong!
and yes i have dyslexia and i fail a lot at using grammer, by all means feel free to point this out i wont care and it wont change anything (and if i dont respond its cos you have added nothing ot the value of hte discussion by doing so)
- 27-01-2012, 17:50 #380
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- Join Date
- Apr 2006
- South Africa
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