As the rollout continues , a guide from the Money Expert site as to the exact nature of the beast , UC : https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/universal-credit For any readers , the information contained therein will be pretty useful , and best digested by reading direct. When using any search en...
An article from The Canary ... a bit of the old Dunkirk spirit ? https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2017/10/18/heroic-brits-making-staggering-effort-tackle-crisis-sweeping-across-country/ Heroic Brits are making a ‘staggering’ effort to tackle a crisis sweeping across the country Not a good start but ... a...
A further warning ... NHS Watchdog this time ... in today's Guardian : https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/20/children-waiting-up-to-18-months-for-mental-health-treatment-cqc Children waiting up to 18 months for mental health treatment – CQC. NHS watchdog’s report sounds alarm that accessin...
Thanks for the report , Janet. As to whether your son's route onto UC is through a Job Coach , I will leave the answer to that issue with others who will have had similar experiences. Perhaps a separate thread on that issue under the CARER & DISABILITY BENEFITS section ??? An all too common factor a...
A victory for a carer ? https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/20/home-office-reverses-decision-stroke-victim-wife-leave-uk Home Office reverses decision to make stroke victim's wife leave UK, Leah Waterman was earlier told she must return to Philippines, leaving severely disabled husband to c...
Seems like " The Establishment " has caught up with food banks ... IN THE WORST POSSIBLE WAY ? https://www.trusselltrust.org/category/news/ The headline is enough : Observer Food Monthly Awards – Outstanding Achievement. And yes , a food bank of the month ! What's next for " Awards " ? A " Thank you...
10 million + , and another 10 million not directly in the steamroller's path , would agree with that one. A " Poll Tax " moment for the Government ... this time around , they're going ahead ... with consequences a little too dire to imagine even if the policy makers cannot see beyond their salaries ...
NHS Choices web site for guidance : https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/dentists/Pages/community-dental-services.aspx Dental treatment for people with special needs Some dentists may be able to treat people with special needs in their surgery. However, some people may not be able to get t...
.... and tailoring new built properties to meet the needs of those seeking alternative accomodation ? Early report after the Grenfell Tower disaster made claim of a disabled person living on the 18th. floor ... other reports of young families living on levels above the 6th. ... In the early 60s , to...
Interesting article from Shelter as published in today's Independent : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cost-childcare-risen-four-times-faster-wages-since-2008-tuc-30-hours-a8008826.html Over 40% of low earners are eating and buying clothes less to pay their rent, study finds. Shelter ...