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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

A National disgrace - disabled isolationism in the community !

A DISABLED man living in Nottingham feels the state has created a 'prison' for him at home.

Trevor Marshall had been attending Rushcliffe Resource Centre three times a week, at a cost of £12. Those cost are now £207 a week, making him a prisoner in his own home - isolated & forgotten - today Respect For the Unemployed & Benefit Claimants highlights his case.

Trevor is 66-year-old, lives in Carlton, the regulations on care costs were changed under this government.

There are currently 1,924 people using care services provided by Nottingham City Council - those using care services have now been forced to pay the full cost. It is now expected to save it £900,000 a year, it was introduced to comply with Government guidelines.

The council has reviewed the way social care users pay for their services. The council has demanded 1,986 disabled people pay a financial contribution for care; and 1,924 were forced to pay the full cost.

The hidden agenda behind the Tory led coalition & the introduction of the so-called "Government’s Fairer Contributions Guidance" for local authorities is to fundamentally smash the welfare state as we knew it !

A disgrace & a national scandal - we have one example of the misery inflicted on Trevor, we're certain this is the tip of the ice berg. 

The governments vindictive attack on the poorest in society continues ! The "Government’s Fairer Contributions Guidance" are being implemented by all local councils through the back door.

This government has decided to close Remploy factories & make disabled workers unemployed, those same disabled people will then be forced onto benefits living in depressive isolationism at home !

We give our full support to Remploy Workers fighting to preserve their jobs - "dignity & respect in work & while out of work" is our message !!


Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith  made comments in a Sunday newspaper about his reasons for closing Remploy factories, which employ disabled staff. The contempt for disabled people was exposed, the Tory MP is quoted in the paper saying “Is it a kindness to stick people in some factory where they are not doing any work at all? Just making cups of coffee? I promise you this is better. Taking this decision was a balance between how much do I want to spend keeping a number of people in Remploy factories not producing stuff versus getting people into proper jobs.”

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