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This Is Real Life For Many Disabled People

January 31, 2018

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  1. January 31, 2018 3:16 am

    Whole Post –

    Still living on £63 a week for two people – been 8.5 months since my ESA was paid, I estimate they owe me roughly £4,500 now.

    Test centre is inaccessible to manual wheelchair users, Will Quince MP has been utterly useless at dealing with the issue.

    Being told that not being able to get in the test centre as its inaccessible and in breach of the Equalities Act 2010 means that I’m fit for work is logic worthy of Kafka.

    Received a bunch of DWP notes about my case on Sat 23rd December with NO cover letter, assumed it meant my tribunal date would be in about 4 weeks, therefore the 23rd Jan, giving the DWP two weeks for the letter to arrive due to Christmas post, figured I’d get hold of my benefits advisor on Tue 9th Jan to help me sort it out…

    Then they held my tribunal on 4th Jan – WITHOUT informing me!!! Case was dismissed now having to request permission to appeal that…

    Too disabled for JSA, not disabled enough for ESA, have lost 5 stone in 8 months, my son has lost around 3 stone in the same time period.

    No Social Worker as mine left in July last year and still hasn’t been replaced.

    Basically slowly dying and can’t seem to get anyone to give a rats arse about it.

    Only online briefly at a friend’s house.

    My life is the reality of the Tory ‘austerity’ cuts and it is nothing short of eugenics by fiscal policy.

    Share this as much as you want. Don’t have messenger as have had no TV, phone or Internet for eight months.

    This is REAL LIFE for many disabled people – based on a sample size of 1,000 (a statistically significant sample size) – 0.8% were affected right now by this – which extrapolates to 1,040 people in Colchester alone affected by this issue at this moment in time, yet my MP only passed it on to Sarah Newton MP (the disabilities minister at the time), who sent back a scribbled note that basically said “The website says the test centre is accessible, therefore it is”.

    I could state on a website that the sky is green with purple spots, but that doesn’t make it true – the test centre is simply inaccessible to self- propelling manual wheelchair users, mobility scooter users, electric wheelchairs and even manual wheelchairs that are pushed as the step is high enough to scrape the folding mechanism on the wheelchair, which damages it.

    With over 1,000 people in my town currently affected by having an inaccessible ESA test centre – how many times is this being replicated throughout the country?

    Why is my MP simply ignoring the fact that there are disabled people in our town currently starving to death? Would it be because he’s a Conservative MP and following party lines??

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    Could someone with a facebook account comment or PM the UN info below to Jaki Whyte?

    Fraud Act 2006 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/35/contents

    Misconduct in Public Office –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/

    Criminal Justice Act 1988 – Torture
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/33/part/XI/crossheading/torture

    UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CAT.aspx

    UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Articles
    https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-2.html

    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/Contact.aspx

    Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
    Human Rights Treaties Division (HRTD)
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
    Palais Wilson – 52, rue des Pâquis
    CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland)
    E-mail: crpd@ohchr.org
    For individual complaints:
    Petitions Team
    Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    E-mail: petitions@ohchr.org

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    COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
    Secretariat contact details
    Committee against Torture (CAT)
    Human Rights Treaties Division (HRTD)
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
    Palais Wilson – 52, rue des Pâquis
    CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland)

    Mailing address
    UNOG-OHCHR
    CH-1211 Geneva 10 (Switzerland)
    Tel.: +41 22 917 98 86
    Fax: +41 22 917 90 08
    E-mail: cat@ohchr.org

    For individual complaints
    Petitions Team
    Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    United Nations Office at Geneva
    1211 Geneva 10 (Switzerland)
    Fax: + 41 22 917 9022 (particularly for urgent matters)
    E-mail: petitions@ohchr.org

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    Human Rights Committee (CCPR)
    Human Rights Treaties Division (HRTD)
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
    Palais Wilson – 52, rue des Pâquis
    CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland)

    Mailing address
    UNOG-OHCHR
    CH-1211 Geneva 10 (Switzerland)
    Tel.: +41 22 917 90 00
    Fax: +41 22 917 90 08
    E-mail:ccpr@ohchr.org

    For individual complaints
    Petitions Team
    Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    United Nations Office at Geneva
    1211 Geneva 10 (Switzerland)
    Fax: + 41 22 917 9022 (particularly for urgent matters)
    E-mail: petitions@ohchr.org

  2. Stuart permalink
    February 1, 2018 10:36 am

    My disabled wheelchair bound lady with MS and a serious unstable heart condition living on £38 a week.From DLA after bills paid/rent.No Universal credit payments whatsoever since January 2017.she has daily Angina Attacks which could be fatal at any moment and broken wheelchair so she cannot even attend medical appointments. Serious depression anxiety and PTSD. No money for Lifesaving medication. DWP Are Heartless criminals

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