It can depend, of course, on just what percentage of the population falls into that 'weak' category - for example, if they are, say, about 5% of the population, then they can be 'carried' with very little difficulty by the remaining 95% of contributing citizens. Interesting ... especially when anot...
If pushed forward " As is " , the promoters will still have to answer one question first raised by us on CarerWatch of the Green Party hierarchy almost a decade ago. How do you convince " Joe Public " to accept paying taxpayers' monies to those who do NOT contribute to society ? Our argument , at th...
Thanks Melly ... link reposted ... url address identical ... weird ?

With UC doing the rounds , anything in England would be a back burner job unless ... a change in Government.

Even then , 4 / 5 years at the very earliest ... ?
Looks like the Basic Income trail is on it's way thanks to cross party support in Scotland : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/25/scotland-universal-basic-income-councils-pilot-scheme Scotland united in curiosity as councils trial universal basic income. Four local authorities tasked with...
Not to be out done , our " Former " beloved Post office ... let The Eye take over : http://www.private-eye.co.uk/issue-1460/in-the-back It’s counter productive! Christmas post, Issue 1460 [/size][/b] POST OFFICE chief executive Paula Vennells has made solid progress in 2017 dismantling our centuries...
For regular readers of this thread , the following article will come as no great surprise. Hats off to the Guardian ... still publishing despite the distractions at this time of the year ! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/24/landlords-unwilling-to-rent-to-universal-credit-recipients Land...
A " Little " more for readers of this thread ... a 30 page Report from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman ... in pdf.format : https://www.ombudsman.org.uk/sites/default/files/page/A%20report%20of%20investigations%20into%20unsafe%20discharge%20from%20hospital.pdf A report of investigation...
This morning's Guardian ... the health gap between rich and poor : https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/dec/23/health-gap-between-uk-rich-and-poor Huge health gap revealed between UK’s rich and poor. Report shows ‘devastating impact’ of deprivation on child health with poorest teens 70% more ...
The following link to the Which web site will be of assistance here : https://www.which.co.uk/elderly-care/your-relatives-needs/dealing-with-a-medical-emergency/347640-the-procedure-for-discharge-from-hospital Your relative should not be discharged in the middle of the night or without adequate arra...
No much in the way of news around as I type. A thanks to Carers Radio for highlighting the article ... someone still at work over there. Given the forthcoming holiday season ... for some ... par for the course in CarerLand and CareeeLand. Still , a " Festive " article ... of sorts ... bed blocking o...