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Post by sassy on Sat May 14, 2016 12:50 pm

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Kenny Bailey says the decision to cut his benefits was made because he can 'walk 200 yards unaided' and 'get up from his chair'

A partially paralysed man who is missing part of his head has been told he is ‘fit to work’, it has been reported.

Kenny Bailey says he suffers from severe memory problems and is paralysed on one side due to having a massive stroke in 2014. Following an operation, a third of his skull was removed to reduce pressure on his brain, resulting in a large dent in his head and he is awaiting further surgery to insert metal plates to his skull.

Mr Bailey, 50, told The Daily Mirror that the Department for Work and Pensions has cut his employment and support allowance. He claims that he now fears he will lose his home and struggle to pay basic bills following the loss of £156 per fortnight.

Mr Bailey said the decision to cut his benefits was made because he can “walk 200 yards unaided” and “get up from his chair”.

He said: “I want to work, but I’m physically incapable. I’d love to live a normal life again- there’s nothing would make me happier. I have some use in my right hand and that’s about it. I can’t play with my own daughter which absolutely breaks my heart.

“The money is used to pay my bills and buy my food. Now I am worried I won’t be able to survive and will lose my home. Because I can use my right side, they are saying I am fit for work. I cannot use my left side, my left arm, I have got a bad limp and I cannot concentrate.”

A spokesperson for The Department for Work and Pensions told The Independent: "Work Capability Assessments help ensure that people get the level of support that they need, rather than just writing them off on sickness benefits as happened in the past. The decision on whether someone is well enough to work is taken following a thorough independent assessment, and after consideration of all the supporting evidence from the claimant's GP or medical specialist. A claimant who disagrees with the outcome of their assessment can appeal."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/partially-paralysed-man-missing-half-his-head-declared-fit-to-work-a7027466.html



Oh he can appeal all right, it will probably take anything from six months onwards to resolve and they won't pay him anything during that time.
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Re: Partially paralysed man missing half his head 'declared fit for work by DWP'

Post by nicko on Mon May 16, 2016 11:35 am

There is an employer, or was, called Remploy. They provided work for the disabled and would in some cases bring work to their homes. I think the government closed it down, Labour or Tories I don't know.
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Post by Miffs2 on Mon May 16, 2016 12:15 pm

nicko wrote:There is an employer,  or was,      called Remploy.     They provided work for the disabled and would in some cases bring work to their homes.    I think the government closed it down,   Labour or Tories I don't know.
I don't know if any of it survives Nicko. We had another one up here called Create that had its funding pulled as well
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Post by eddie on Mon May 16, 2016 3:30 pm

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eddie wrote:Why is there not a scheme whereby jobs are created for partially or fully disabled people? Because most of these people do want to work and contribute.
There is a job out there for everyone - is there not?

I don't know - is there? There are possibly jobs where you only need one hand, but a lot of jobs would be ruled out. Someone in that position could do certain things I guess, but they would probably be slower and employers need to think of their profits.

Have you ever broken your hand or fingers and been one-handed for a while? I have.
Yes you're slower, but you can still get the same jobs done.

Working in a bank for instance or a post office counter.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon May 16, 2016 3:49 pm

pale

SO THEN, SEVERELY DISABLED  people should be forced to take jobs deemed suitable if they're made available to them ???

FUCK ME,  there's some cruel hearted and hard headed bastards on here..

EASY TO SEE who the ones are who have never experienced genuine disabilities and hardship on here !

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon May 16, 2016 5:00 pm

eddie wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:

I don't know - is there? There are possibly jobs where you only need one hand, but a lot of jobs would be ruled out. Someone in that position could do certain things I guess, but they would probably be slower and employers need to think of their profits.

Have you ever broken your hand or fingers and been one-handed for a while? I have.
Yes you're slower, but you can still get the same jobs done.

Working in a bank for instance or a post office counter.

I have been incapacited in that way several times, yes. This is how I know how difficult it is. Obviously, it depends if you're already doing a job which requires you to use both hands. The trouble is that nobody has any patience with slowness these days, but I agree that one could possibly do that kind of job.
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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon May 16, 2016 5:01 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:pale

SO THEN, SEVERELY DISABLED  people should be forced to take jobs deemed suitable if they're made available to them ???

FUCK ME,  there's some cruel hearted and hard headed bastards on here..

EASY TO SEE who the ones are who have never experienced genuine disabilities and hardship on here !

Crying or Very sad

Oh please. The man wants to work, it's just a question of what he can do.
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Post by Guest on Mon May 16, 2016 7:09 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:pale

SO THEN, SEVERELY DISABLED  people should be forced to take jobs deemed suitable if they're made available to them ???
FUCK ME,  there's some cruel hearted and hard headed bastards on here..
EASY TO SEE who the ones are who have never experienced genuine disabilities and hardship on here !

Crying or Very sad

Oh please. The man wants to work, it's just a question of what he can do.
Well, sadly...he'd not be able/qualified to meet the 'SPEEDY' time qualifier for our postal standards.
But there are other Government subsidized programs nationwide that help put 'ABLE-BODIED' humans to work but sadly some of those programs have been caught in SCAM/FRAUD schemes that have hurt those very people that they were supposed to help.  
Put together plastic parts for other corporations and preassembly for larger corporations like Ford Motor --- but these are few and far between and the 'Able-Bodied' usually have to relocate to where the center is and that entails problems of it's own for transportations/housing/learning a new area. 
I don't know what England has to offer anymore. 
One co-worker got snagged up in some mega home-based jewelry making scheme and it was horrible; she was paying out of pocket and spending her every waking time trying to complete her required order and after 3 months she still hadn't been paid. Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon May 16, 2016 7:28 pm

My great grandad got blown up in ww1... survived but one arm was totally ruined... he worked as a school caretaker until retirement.

A friend of mine has quite bad M.S.... he works in a museum.

Another friend of mine ( dead now) had cystic fibrosis... worked in docklands with him for 2 years... when he was really bad he would work from home for a day or two...

Andrew Marr... had stroke and lost use of one side of body... still works...


Loads of disabled people work... people in wheelchairs and all sorts of problems@!!



I already said I don't think this man is currently fit to work... but only because his brain has no protection from any skull or metal plates and a slight minor incident woukd be much more dangerous for him.

When he gets the metal plates put in then he could work doing something.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon May 16, 2016 7:31 pm

I think the only way to provide jobs for disabled people is to invent them really. What's important is that disabled people feel they're contributing, and that they're not sitting around getting bored or depressed. Public money could be used to create such jobs, and there should be a proper assessment to ensure that someone really wouldn't be able to get a regular job because of their disability.

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Post by eddie on Mon May 16, 2016 7:59 pm

Well,said rags. My sentiments exactly.
If disabled people don't choose to work, then that's fine, but a lot of them do and they should be able to have some kind of career offered to them.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon May 16, 2016 8:16 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:My great grandad got blown up in ww1... survived but one arm was totally ruined... he worked as a school caretaker until retirement.

A friend of mine has quite bad M.S.... he works in a museum.

Another friend of mine ( dead now) had cystic fibrosis... worked in docklands with him for 2 years... when he was really bad he would work from home for a day or two...

Andrew Marr... had stroke and lost use of one side of body... still works...


Loads of disabled people work... people in wheelchairs and all sorts of problems@!!



I already said I don't think this man is currently fit to work... but only because his brain has no protection from any skull or metal plates and a slight minor incident woukd be much more dangerous for him.

When he gets the metal plates put in then he could work doing something.

I also know someone with MS who works on a voluntary basis - he's an inspiration really.
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