As I mentioned in my last post, I am now going to talk about my most recent WCA and how flawed it was in favour of the DWP The stress and anxiety of the WCA doesn’t just start on the day that your assessment is. It starts the moment you open the letter that says […]
Who are Atos? The problem here is that the DWP has outsourced the conducting of the Work Capability Assessments (WCA) to a company that specialises in IT – by their own admission. The company do not have the expertise to provide the skills necessary for conducting this brutal assessments. In my case, they have very […]
So, I was looking back through my blog and noticed that it had been quite a while since I posted anything about my mental health journey. I was shocked to see that it had been nearly 5 months and thought that I had better update my blog with everything that has been going on in […]
So, I received a letter last week from the DWP stating that I failed to attend an appointment with Seetec on August 8th and that I needed a ‘good reason’ as to why I didn’t turn up. If I didn’t have a good enough reason then my entitlement to my ESA may be affected. I […]
I am writing this post based on a report I have read from The Centre for Economic Performance and The London School of Economics and Political Science. he report is entitled How mental illness loses out in the NHS. The report goes through and talks about how mental health does in fact lose out. I […]
Let me preface this by telling you why I am writing this. Jamie is studying a course at the OU at the moment. It is a psychology course. Her first TMA is to read 2 articles and discuss them. She read bits from the article to me and then I had to get the link […]
So, I have been keeping a close eye on the government and there decision to move from the benefits system we have now to PIP payments.
It has been interesting, and also infuriating, to see how they are trying to address the issue of moving to single payments.
It is a system that needs overhauled – there are far too many abuses of the system taking place
So, I received a letter this morning (that is attached) that says I have to attend a work programme. It annoys me because I am declared unwell enough to claim ESA yet am well enough to go onto this work programme. Do they not get people like me who aren’t able to cope!
It also annoys me because I know people who are on JSA (and have been for
So, I finally received a reply from the Liberal Democrats – after 20 days of waiting – and it seemed to be the most encouraging reply i’ve had from the parties. The reply centered on
So, after 7 days I finally got a reply back from the Conservative Party with regards to mental health and their manifesto. I will post a link to the full reply and my response back