Disabled People To Be Forced Back Into Institutions

The planned closure of the Independent Living Fund, the money which provides vital care for disabled people with the highest support needs, will see disabled people forced back into care homes campaigners have warned.

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) have produced a leaflet explaining the impact of the changes which can be downloaded at: http://www.dpac.uk.net/2012/09/ilf-leaflet-for-printing-why-the-closure-of-the-independent-living-fund-affects-everyone-in-the-uk/

From DPAC:  “There are 20,000 existing users of ILF in the UK. The Coalition Government wants to jeopardise their support too by forcing them to rely on local authorities from 2015 by closing the ILF permanently. Local authorities already face severe cuts and cannot provide adequate support. Some local authorities are already saying that residential care homes will be their only option: we expect others to follow.”

This change will devastate lives, sending society back to the days when disabled people were shut out of sight at the mercy of charities or even worse private care homes.  That it is even being considered tells us everything we need to know about this toff Government’s attitude to disabled people.

A consultation is currently taking place on the closure of the fund, to take part visit:  http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/2012/future-of-ilf.shtml

Above cartoon from Crippen

Keep an eye on DPAC’s website for the latest action aimed at halting the cuts to benefits and services for disabled people, in the meantime sign Pat’s Petition!

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27 responses to “Disabled People To Be Forced Back Into Institutions

  1. Thanks Johnny.

    The ILF being abolished, along with cuts to local authority services, as well as all the worries about DLA/PIP, are causing immense distress.
    Many disabled people are finding that their care packages are being cut but cost more; they are likely to lose out when the “bedroom tax” comes in.

    At the same time, JSA claimants aged betwen 18 and 25 will, unless they can prove they have worked in full-time paid employment for 6 months minimum between school and the claim, will be mandated to the Work Programme from day one of the claim.
    The pilot involves 6,000 young people in London (oddly, in areas where riots took place last year) and the work they will be required to do is in care homes and for charities.
    This will be likely to lead to a disgruntled untrained workforce who will not be interested in the quality of care they give.

    Many local authorities outside London (Worcester, Gloucester) are already block-buying care beds to accommodate those who will not cope in the community when the changes come in.

    So – remove the ability of disabled people to care for themselves at home, have beds available for them in private care homes, and staff the homes with free labour.

    A disabled person claiming Support Group ESA, top rates of both DLA components, Housing and Council Tax benefit, and the maximum ILF grant, costs the taxpayer about £25,000 PA.
    A person in a residential care home with the same needs costs in excess of £120,000 PA. They will not get JSA, as they are not capable of or available for work; they will not get ESA because they will be considered an in-patient; and they are unlikely to qualify for PIP because they are totally dependent so won’t need payments for independence.

    This is not – and has never been – about saving money. It’s about reversing decades of progress, it’s about finding a way to get disabled people out of the public eye, it’s about removing “useless eaters” from the rest of this dystopian society.

    The DWP and Freud call people like me “stock”.

    I rest, M’Lud.

  2. Part and parcel of a covert fascist agenda

    • I don’t believe it’s covert. I believe it’s overt and that their propaganda machine has been churning non-stop.
      They have made the pseudoscience of eugenics ‘respectable’ once more and are applying it illegally as they are un-mandated for any of these draconian policies.
      They are also using further pseudoscience in the form of discredited ‘psychosocial’ methodology in formulating policy, or, if you like, ‘harsh measures’. This shower of shit are attempting to tidy up the gene pool in their own image.
      Arbeit Macht Frei. Work will set you free. The mantra of InDaShit.

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  5. Where they will be looked after and supervised by “work experience” workers who will be furious and resentful because they are being forced to work for no pay and will be boiling with rage and frustration because they know that all they all they have to look forward to for the rest of their lives, is working without pay until they die.

    So inevitably many will take out their anger and frustration on the disabled people in their care. Instances of torture and abuse of the disabled in these institutions will skyrocket, but the politicians and the ruling elite couldn’t give a fuck about any of that. It wont be their loved ones; their mothers, their fathers, their children who are being abused, so they couldn’t care less.

    They consider the sick and disabled to be completely expendable worthless vermin and an expensive nuisance. These greedy fascist psychopaths would love to put the undesirables; the sick and disabled and unemployed to sleep and wouldn’t hesitate to do it if they thought they could get away with it.

    • something survived...

      R33 I agree! Not only that, but people who don’t hate their charges, but have disabilities themselves, will be forced to do this work. So things could go wrong and they could cause an accident to/involving the people they are meant to be looking after. So could an ablebodied slave worker, because most people don’t have the skills PAID staff are asked to have.

      • A friend of mine her ex husband worked in a care home this was several years after they divorced,.. it was found that he was sexual abusing the clients. Now he was record checked but he hadnt got a record.

        Now if there are a lot of people on placement will they have CRB’s. Some really sick people could abuse very vulnerable people.

  6. Removed to “institutions” all right; those “institutions” with the adjoining chimneys with smoke billowing out all day long.

    • No…..there won’t be any smoke….technological advancement means no smoke and the resultant heat from cremation will be used to provide heat and hot water for the staff in these 21st. Century ‘processing centres’.
      This is pure Nazi thinking….make a profit from killing thiose you despise.
      UKplc….wake up please.
      ⚡⚡ : coming to a ‘care centre’ near you.

  7. how nice of them they beat the nazi party hands down for this one how do we get help are there any politicians who will grow some and throw them out wake up its happening now jeff3

  8. Bedlam Hospitals for incurables……

  9. Off-topic but I think relevant for everyone here – the DWP are set to introduce a new jobsearch system via a new site, called “Universal Jobmatch” that will include conditions for mandatory registration for all jobseekers. As you can see this will have enormous implications for jobseekers’ rights to privacy and data protection, giving staff at the DWP unprecedented powers to supervise and direct jobseekers’ activities and jobsearch. This is set to be introduced this autumn, and is part of the government’s introduction of a new mandatory 35 hour per week jobsearch, to be introduced as part of the roll-out of universal credit. More can be found here: http://www.consent.me.uk/orwelljobmatch/

    • Thanks for the info SJM. Their jobsmatch can’t change the fact that there are more people looking for work than there are jobs, so it’s just another measure to humiliate the unemployed.

      So what’s next for these sadistic fascist psychopaths, Sodium Pentohal (truth serum) to be administered by injection to “customers” every fortnight to make sure they are telling the truth about how many jobs they applied for?

  10. something survived...

    if you do already over 70 hours a week jobsearch – should you then demand THEY pay YOU?
    PS jobsearch is so dull and the same jobs go round hundreds of times in loops. It can be so boring it brings on my spontaneous falling asleep. If I had to add all the waking hours up when this happens, I’d need to be by a computer 24/7 and never have any normal sleep, to make the target of 35 hours. (on machine at JCP all day today)

  11. Jesus ……. and what about disabled elderly? Please go through door B (never to be seen again) Or hospitalised into a private room, and subsequently ‘dying’ and when queried – told it was complications to due their underlying health problems!
    Arghhhhhh. I am nearly 61, semi disabled and caring full time for my bedbound husband of 68 what chance have we got?

    Those lying thieving back stabbing psychopaths whom walk the corridors of power and opulence do so on the backs of the poor and vulnerable. Always have always bloody will – bastards.

  12. SJM, in the link I’ve provided about jobsearch under Q8 it states……’Q8. Does everyone have to register to search for jobs?
    No, but if not, jobseeker’s will not be able to access to all the facilities listed in question 7.’…………….http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/universal-jobmatch-faqs.pdf

    • This is the Orwellian DWP you are dealing with, Vanessa:

      “From: Mr E Walsh

      13 September 2012

      Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

      Can you confirm that Universal Jobmatch will be mandatory for
      anyone on Jobseekers Allowance through:

      1) Registration being made mandatory via an inclusion in a
      Jobseekers Agreement. [1]

      2) Registration being made mandatory via a Jobcentre Adviser
      issuing a Jobseekers Direction. [2]

      3) Registration being made mandatory via a Work Programme/Welfare
      to Work provider issuing a Mandatory Activity Notification [3] to
      register on Universal Jobmatch.

      Universal Jobmatch is Mandatory

      4) Registration being mandatory for anyone/everyone/all on
      Jobseekers Allowance based upon the Welfare
      for Reform Act Section 17:

      http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2012

      5) Registration being mandatory when a Jobcentre Adviser or Work
      Programme/Welfare to Work provider directs a Jobseekers Allowance
      Jobseeker to apply for a specific job only advertised/listed on
      Universal Jobmatch, as a Jobseekers Direction or a Mandatory
      Activity Notification.

      Yours faithfully,
      Mr E Walsh

      [1] What is the ‘jobseeker’s agreement’?
      To get Jobseeker’s Allowance you must
      have a jobseeker’s agreement. This will set
      out the things you’ve agreed to do to find
      work. You must meet regularly with a
      Jobcentre Plus adviser to show that you’re
      able to start work and looking for a job,
      and for us to check progress against your
      jobseeker’s agreement.

      http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/dwp1002.pdf

      [2] Compulsory steps to find work – Jobseeker’s directions

      http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/be

      [3] Mandating participants to undertake activity
      Work Programme Provider Guidance
      http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/wp-pg-chapter… “

    • Dear Mr E Walsh, You asked whether Universal Jobmatch will be mandatory for anyone on Jobseekers
      Allowance through:

      1) Registration being made mandatory via an inclusion in a Jobseekers Agreement.

      2) Registration being made mandatory via a Jobcentre Adviser issuing a Jobseekers
      Direction.

      3) Registration being made mandatory via a Work Programme/Welfare to Work provider
      issuing a Mandatory Activity Notification to register on Universal Jobmatch.

      4) Registration being mandatory for anyone/everyone/all on Jobseekers Allowance
      based upon the Welfare for Reform Act Section 17:

      http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2012/5/section/17/enacted

      5) Registration being mandatory when a Jobcentre Adviser or Work Programme/
      Welfare to Work provider directs a Jobseekers Allowance Jobseeker to apply for a
      specific job only advertised/listed on Universal Jobmatch, as a Jobseekers Direction or
      a Mandatory Activity Notification.

      The Department is not required to disclose this information because we believe that sections
      35 and, where relevant, 42 of the Freedom of Information Act apply.

      here

  13. More on this Orwellian scheme:

    here .

  14. Atos scandal: Benefits bosses admit over half of people ruled fit to work ended up destitute

    PUBLIC fury is growing towards the French IT firm for their role in helping the Con-Dem government slash benefits.

    MORE than HALF of people stripped of disability benefits after being ruled “fit for work” by Atos were left unemployed and without income, according to a Government study….

    ATOS Victims Left Destitute

  15. This is a perfect example of a humanity favorite when society wants to push the away the right, but maybe harder resolution and choose an easy exit. Why not help them to integrate into the society. Why push them to hide the care houses. Why not help them to feel better in their own houses, instead. Or in the society. Do we have to point our finger on them, so they will be feeling more prosecuted? With slight modifications everything can be made easier. It may not be the easy solution, but we should think about what they need, not what we need.

  16. The T4 Program was responsible for the murder of over 100,000 German citizens…babies, children, adults, and elderly…who had physical and mental disabilities. Developed in 1938 and carried out at six different sites throughout Germany and Austria, the T4 Program provided the Nazis with a heinous and systematic way to eliminate those individuals considered to be life unworthy of life. A variety of killing methods were tried on these victims, including allowing the babies to starve to death in their cribs, poisonous injections, and gassing. This program continued until public outcry caused it to be shut down…just at the start of what would become the Holocaust.

    The T4 Story

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