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Stuart with his mum

Disabled man who can’t speak, eat or wash himself asked for proof he is fit for work

A severely disabled man who is unable to speak or read has been ordered by authorities to prove he is unfit to work. Stuart Chester, 25, suffers from Down’s syndrome, epilepsy and autism and is unable to wash or feed himself and lives with his mum and full time carer Deborah McKenzie, 51, in Glasgow. He currently receives Disability Living[Read More…]

Jobcentre staff tells dad-of-three to get a job or hang himself

Jobcentre staff tells dad-of-three to get a job or hang himself

A jobcentre staff member has been suspended after telling a dad-of-three to “get a f**king job or hang yourself”. Dawn-Marie Sanders targeted Scott Bignell, 44 over Facebook, in a discussion set up by a mutual friend. In a post, she said: “You are a drain on society… start paying taxes or hang ­yourself. I have rope…” Sanders claims that her[Read More…]

David Freud

Another Freudian slip? Lord Freud claims disabled people not worth the minimum wage

In an apparent bid to “incentivise” more disabled people to work, one Tory minister has suggested that “disabled people are not worth the minimum wage”. Over privileged Tory “Lord” David Freud, suggested that some should be paid less than £2 an hour, instead of the usual £6.50. In the recording made during a fringe meeting at the Conservative conference two[Read More…]

George Osborne is considering proposals to introduce a new employment tax

Govt considering introduction of ‘unemployment tax’

Workers could be forced to pay an extra tax in order to be eligible for unemployment support if they lose their job, under new suggestions introduced recently. Chancellor George Osborne is currently considering plans to make workers pay at least £5 a week into a personal “welfare account” to get higher benefits if they lose their job. By higher benefits[Read More…]

Govt proposes to force mentally ill to take medication

Govt proposes to force mentally ill to take medication

The mentally ill could be forced to take new treatment and medication, thanks to a new law that was passed recently. Under new government proposals, those with what is deemed to be “treatable” mental illnesses will have their disability living allowance taken away from them if they do not – or cannot – take any prescribed treatments that the government[Read More…]