She was left on the hottest day of the year with a 10 mile stroll home with no fluids or food en-route
A mutual friend suggested contacting you with yet another sorry tale about this caring Government. It’s a tale you probably hear numerous times every day.
Couple of weeks ago my 18 year daughter is sent to hospital by her (zero hour agency) employer. The reason was unrelated to her medical conditions – Type 1 Diabetes & Coeliac Disease.
Whilst she was waiting at the hospital to be seen the agency called, enquired how she was and told her they were letting her go.
So off she goes to claim UC and accepts 4 week placement at another JCP for admin experience. They issue a bus pass as its 10 miles from home. They also decide she needs to continue weekly visits to the original JCP 10 miles in the opposite direction. She complies.
Then they decide that she can’t go on the placement (no reason given). At her next appointment at signing JCP (today) she explains she has no money and has special dietary needs which is more expensive. Requests either a hardship advance or early action of her UC claim.
Helpfully the JCP said she wasn’t entitled to any advance payment as she couldn’t prove hardship – despite her showing bank statement with £1.21 in account. Told her she would have to wait until July 21st before she would receive any money. Then thoughtfully they asked her for her buss pass which they cut-up.
This left her on the hottest day of the year with a 10 mile stroll home with no fluids or food en-route.
Helpful aren’t they ??
I’ve told her to contact her MP as we live apart – luckily hers is Frank Field. If she had been really unlucky she’d live here with Stephen Crabb the most useless MP in existence and Welsh Sec. to boot so that would be a waste of even an email.
Thought you might like add her tale to your list !!