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Grieving daughter handed her mother’s ashes to ESA assessor to prove she wasn’t ‘fit for work’

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A grieving daughter furiously handed an urn containing her mother’s ashes to a benefit health care professional who turned up to assess if the dead woman was fit for work, following an inexcusable and heartless blunder by the Department for Work and Pensions. 

Louise Broxton had suffered a host of neurological problems for which she received welfare support. She tragically died from lung cancer at the age of just 47 in August.

Her daughter, Hatti, immediately informed the authorities of her mother’s death and all her benefits were cancelled. After initially saying the information had been placed on file, however, some seven months later the Department for Work and Pensions sent an assessor to the door of her home in Wolverhampton to see if Louise was “fit for work.”

Hatti, a prison administrator, said: “I’m so upset and angry about what’s happened.

“It’s our government that has done this…

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Tory NHS cuts force sick kids to be separated 100s of miles from parents

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Whole counties are now so overstretched they are forcing sick children into NHS hospitals hundreds of miles away from their parents.

Debyshire is the latest area to announce there are no beds available in the whole of the county for children under 18 – in this case for children whose mental health condition means they need specialist round-the-clock care:

Children in Derbyshire with severe mental health problems will now be placed in hospitals anywhere around the country – meaning they will be separated from their parents.

Obviously most parents have to work – and will not be able to live and travel regularly to see their children.

But Conservative Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt – whose savage cuts to frontline NHS services have produced this crisis – will no doubt have private healthcare for his family, and I’m sure he will be able to grant himself sick leave were he ever…

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Failed ESA assessments, I wish that I could destroy that building it’s hell in there. Welcome to Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre..

The poor side of life

You know that it’s been over four years since we started the weekly demos and you would have thought that things would have got better, problems would be ironed out they said… It pays to work… The lies were constant, they still are and the problems haven’t been ironed out. They’ve become much worse.

I sometimes wonder how much crap the government will continue to give us, how much more will people have to suffer. The government are certainly relentless in their persecution of the poor and this isn’t going to change soon.

Today was another cold morning and more snow has been predicted, its been a very long winter and shows no signs of ending. Anyway I packed my bag as usual and set off to help people.

I started really early this morning because I stopped to help a chap whom I can’t discuss on here. His problems…

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