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D Smith Rumoured to Seek Cognitive Therapy as his Universal Credit System Worsens 03 Jul 2018 09:38 #9095

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Iain Duncan Smith Rumoured to Seek Cognitive Therapy as his Universal Credit System Worsens.

Creator of Universal Credit Rumoured to be up for Cognitive Therapy.

Every day I walk round Ipswich town centre and get asked for money from people in a dire state.
I hear all the time from people with problems with finding work, pay, bills, and with benefits.
This is not remarkable: it’s the case for just about every town and city in the country.
What is is clear is that the more that the government’s welfare ‘reforms’ it’s getting worse.

From , ‘Two-child policy’ cuts benefits of more than 70,000 families
Campaigners warn poverty will rise as low-income families lose financial support.
To this, which is typical of the hundreds of reports now filling local and regional papers,

Ex-serviceman facing eviction after receiving just £84 Universal Credit for one month
Grimsby live. 28th of June.

Brian Lister has fallen into rental arrears after receiving only £84 Universal Credit in one month.
An ex-serviceman is facing eviction from his home after receiving just £84 of Universal Credit to live on in one month.
Brian Lister, 61, of Hildyard Street, served for 15 years in the RAF as a telecommunication operator, where he toured in Northern Ireland during the height of the troubles, and is now being told that he faces eviction from his Lincolnshire Housing Partnership home after falling behind on his rent because of Universal Credit.
He owes his landlord £260, and has been threatened with court costs of £325, if he is not able to clear his debts.
He says that the problems all started because his Universal Credit payment was heavily deducted due to him having been working for an agency, and Universal Credit deducted 63p for every pound that he is meant to have earned.

It has come to a sorry pass when even Money Week, not a journal of the radical left, publishes this,

Universal credit and the Tories’ stumbling welfare reforms

By: Simon Wilson.
What happened?

Two big problems. First, as part of his spending cuts, George Osborne (as chancellor in 2010-2016) cut the level that claimants could earn before their benefits were withdrawn, thus saving money but reducing the reform’s effectiveness in creating an incentive to work. The overall result is that the universal-credit system is expected to be about 3% less generous overall than the previous system, shaving £2bn off the total spend. That means that many claimants – in particular self-employed people – will be worse off than under the previous system. Meanwhile, the Office for Budget Responsibility argues that the reform may in practice not save as much as ministers hope, and that the uncertainty poses a “significant risk” to the public finances in coming years as the numbers grow. Only 660,000 people (around 10% of all claimants) were in receipt of universal credit by last November, but the rollout of the benefit is expected to gather pace this year, with two million people projected to be covered by March 2019 and about seven million by 2022-2023.

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D Smith Rumoured to Seek Cognitive Therapy as his Universal Credit System Worsens 03 Jul 2018 09:43 #9096

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Found this Comment on the Report above;

And even with all this on the record David Cameron allowed Iain Duncan Smith to overhaul and ruin Britain’s social security system. And allowed George Osborne to strip billions of pounds out of the new system to fund tax cuts to people who didn’t need them in order to win an election. The Tories always hated the poor and exploited a financial crash to get them good by appointing a pathological liar and incompetent (IDS) to oversee the project. So now we have a situation where under-occupiers are hit by the Bedroom Tax during a time when landlords no longer rent to Universal Credit claimants, with already too low benefit levels frozen for four years while rents, utilities and prices are going up, and most having to pay a sizeable portion of Council Tax out of diminishing benefits never designed to meet such expenses.

Why are people asking why food bank use keeps increasing?

Isn’t it obvious?

James
July 3, 2018 at 7:10 am


In my View "Hits the nail on the head" !
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D Smith Rumoured to Seek Cognitive Therapy as his Universal Credit System Worsens 04 Jul 2018 22:31 #9132

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IDS will be found insane thus escaping punishment.
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D Smith Rumoured to Seek Cognitive Therapy as his Universal Credit System Worsens 15 Jul 2018 14:24 #9329

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IDS needs therapy alright and plenty of it, hope he's going private. :)
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D Smith Rumoured to Seek Cognitive Therapy as his Universal Credit System Worsens 16 Jul 2018 08:50 #9346

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jobber wrote:
IDS needs therapy alright and plenty of it, hope he's going private. :)

More than likely as there is one hell of a waiting list. I'm down for this after having a couple of phone calls to see if im suitable. Not holding my breath as it just aint me but have to be open to anything that might help. They think it will help with depression i aint so sure plus it's 2 or 3 yrs to late from when i was on my knees. GP even said i dont think your depressed . This was a time when i was having serious dark thoughts so i see another and gave the happy pills another go. Still on them now but started to wean myself off recently. Want to try get myself thinking more clear as i have 2 many pills as it is.
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D Smith Rumoured to Seek Cognitive Therapy as his Universal Credit System Worsens 16 Jul 2018 13:12 #9349

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GP's are not always totally switched on to people's problems and with their 10 minute super quick time slots impossible for people to relate just exactly what maybe bothering them.I have a friend who asked to be referred to a councillor for anxiety depression issues and took nearly a year from referral to appointment same old situation too many people not enough therapists etc.

TW35 i am surprised at your GP as if you have experienced depression in the past does not mean it stays there, you should be assessed as you feel now.
I know first hand that having to deal with the bullshit bureaucracy of the dwp system is enough to send anyone into a downhill spiral.

Depression is a nasty thing and contributed some way to ruining my career and personal life many times.

Good luck with your therapy.

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D Smith Rumoured to Seek Cognitive Therapy as his Universal Credit System Worsens 16 Jul 2018 14:30 #9352

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TW, I sympathise with anyone who feels like this and cannot get that appointment fast enough. GP`s are not always easy to speak to even though they are supposed to be our first port of call in such matters. I sometimes feel there are other places that offer solace and will get you help faster. Mental health charities for example or localised places through either your GP surgery (leaflets) or even googling your postcode for mental health or wellbeing help. Also look up something called `social prescribing`. GP`s can refer their patients to places that are usually either run through the NHS or charities who specialise in centres where like-minded individuals can attend either as a drop in or by appointment to participate in thigs like art, woodworking, stress management, depression and anything else health related.

The place I attend (I`m on ESA in the WRAG group) at the moment and found a place that is mainly mental health based, but also caters for anyone with learning disabilities, depression or is open to anyone who just needs some breathing space. It was really busy this morning and the people who attend soon get to know your name and we have a chat and discuss all the worries of life and also have a laugh! They do crafts as well.

CBT is not for everyone, but until you do it, you won`t know. Sometimes it`s better to go and then if you feel it just brings out your negative thoughts, ask your GP about social prescribing.
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