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  1. Animal welfare boosted by new law coming into force - England Only READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/animal-welfare-boosted-by-new-law-coming-into-force
  2. Charity regulator finds serious failings at unregistered organisation READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/charity-regulator-finds-serious-failings-at-unregistered-organisation
  3. All supported housing funding to be retained in welfare system - Housing Benefit READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/all-supported-housing-funding-to-be-retained-in-welfare-system
  4. Compulsory microchipping to improve horse welfare READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/compulsory-microchipping-to-improve-horse-welfare
  5. My Mum In Law is in a local care home and today I received a letter from the home asking for a copy of the Power Of Attorney for her, which we do not have. The same letter also stated that if we do not have Power Of Attorney for her, the home would look into appointing an Advocate or Welfare Deputy through the Court of Protection. Can anyone please advise what this is at all? I do not want to visit the home to talk about the letter without first being at least aware of what it all means. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
  6. I am having a home visit by Capita next Friday and as I am not very good at answering questions as I get a bit confused, anxious and obviously nervous even though I like think I do not suffer from mental problems. The stress of the interview is enough to upset me. My PIP is for care as I have RA and a back issue due to worn joints which causes mobility issues. Would it be best to have a welfare rights officer present? If so, how would I go about arranging for this to happen and do they do home visits even at short notice. Thanks.
  7. A guide to the Veterans Welfare Service READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-guide-to-the-veterans-welfare-service
  8. A Guide to the Veterans Welfare Service can be downloaded. READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-guide-to-the-veterans-welfare-service
  9. Hi, I live in central London, I've got a lovely flat I've lived in for 8 years now. I haven't had kids yet because I believe in being responsible and if I can't afford them I shouldn't have them. However, I've changed my mind today. Having been through the joke that is the work programme, I had the indignity of having to go to a benefit meeting today where I had to show my I&E to see if I was better off in work. Because I get the maximum Housing Benefit the system allows, I could never get a job that would pay enough to cover my rent. But the [edited] advisor was trying to make
  10. With the new changes that MAY be coming in the very near future, what does this all mean to the claimant? For more information please see here >> http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/lbill/2015-2016/0092/lbill_2015-20160092_en_2.htm#pb4-l1g14 Sorry in advance for the long read... MM
  11. I am calling for justice, not just for HMRC, but for a system that requires no accountability. HMRC and other gov support are working from narrow guidelines without thought or often, much intelligence, and make cuts that they never have to take responsibility for. I know people well who have suffered from these cuts, living in poverty with great stress. Complaints take months, even years, and tribunals find against the complainant without having all the papers even. You can complain only about handling, not the outcome, and senior staff and even independent officers won't find fault. I have fo
  12. Hi This is something I done a while ago when helping a veteran and have just been updating and checking all details for the past week before posting. Thought this may be of use to others it in PDF Format so you will need adobe to open:
  13. Hi My son has previously been off school for quite bad illness and we are being harassed by educational welfare stating he is having too much time off school. We have supplied evidence of illness but they are still being pains in the backside. The last letter threatened a fine. Has anyone got a letter that will put a rocket up their backside and get them to back off? I have no problems with taking things to court if they need to get messy but i think in the first instance a letter should suffice. SFUK
  14. MPs have backed government plans for £12bn in welfare cuts amid a Labour revolt over its leadership's call for its MPs not to oppose the changes. The Commons backed the Welfare Reform and Work Bill at Second Reading by 308 to 124 votes. READ MORE HERE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33604287
  15. "This report looks at how local welfare reform has developed over the last two years from the local authority and social housing point of view. It includes a look at some of the innovative ‘good practice’ that local authorities are using to address it. Our report is concerned with: • the impact of reform on the strategy, finances and administration of local authorities and their partners, including housing associations • the impact on welfare recipients to the extent that this has direct consequences for local authorities and housing associations • what the future might hold." This report
  16. wondering if anyone can help? i have about £3 in coppers to my name (my mum took my last £10 i had til friday) and my 3 year old has a hospital appointment tomorrow that she can't miss. ..i cant get a bus there because it drops you off about 30 mins walk, probably more with a 3 year old and i am physically unable to walk that far due to health issues, my electric is going to cut out at half 9 tomorrow morning and i have no gas. electric meter is taking between £25-£30 per week which is partly the reason im in this situation, phone them every w
  17. http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/21-000-in-court-1-6339996 I fear that this story is just the “tip of the iceberg” and will lead to very vulnerable debtors being the subject of bailiff enforcement. The Consultation paper on bailiff reform had just finished when the Council Tax Benefit was abolished and the ‘bedroom tax’ introduced. The new fee scale that is due to be implemented in April could have devastating effects as the majority of the debtors that are subject to Liability Order following the benefit changes are either on benefits or are pensioners. The Welfa
  18. Ok, i guess there are a lot of opinions on this one..., and i need to be really careful with confidentiality issues. Any advice for Iraqi interpreters who served alongside UK forces on patrol, and prisons in gulf campaigns, ? These are the guys who came to the UK as part of the gateway program at the close of the last gulf war. They are not eligible for assistance from organisations such as combat stress, military veterans association, SSAFA, or any organisations that require a service number (as these guys were employed by, rather than members of, British UK armed forces) Brit
  19. Hi Interesting but at the same time a worrying newspaper article from the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/sep/15/welfare-bill-iain-duncan-smith?mobile-redirect=false Looks like overlapping benefit, debt and housing enquiries / issues are set to rocket over the coming months and years even. Due to the rising cost of living and travel expenses, wage freeezes, cuts and the rest disposable income is already on a China syndrome type course affecting those already in debt management arrangements, IVAs & bankruptcy orders with more now certain to follow.
  20. Surprised there's not a thread about this already. Last year, it was announced that there would be a £26k benefit cap for many people of working age. They've now gone one step further and introduced a benefit cap as a whole, which includes DLA and housing benefits. So, you're going to have 2 people with the same disabilities and care needs and due to the cap, only one will get DLA. How is that even legal? Will try to find more information this later.
  21. Hello Forum Members, I do hope you can offer me some advice on an upcoming welfare meeting. I understand the welfare meeting can result in continued support or agreement to dismissal In May last year, I collapsed at work following a heart attack (I'm only 28) and I'm unfit to work at the moment and in reciept of ESA (Support Element) as I'm undergoing extensive treatment/investigation. I'm due to have surgery and a pacemaker fitted in July and have been told I would be good to return to work by November time. However, I realise the company have been paying me sick pay,
  22. Check this one out, another instance of the law of (un)intended consequences, well it makes you wonder if the government want bailiffs to make more profit, as that is the obvious result of some of their reforms of Welfare Benefits, as more use will be made of Distress to collect the resulting increase in council tax arrears. http://news.sky.com/story/1094979/bailiff-boom-as-council-tax-benefit-cuts-bite looks like Capita, Equita, and Ross 'n Robbers and their ilk will be rubbing theit hands with glee at the prospect of all those fees they will rake in from people at their wits e
  23. Any thought? www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22112965
  24. Francesca Martinez, who has cerebal palsy and often describes herself as ‘wobbly’. Just a quick plug for the WoW Petition which has been submitted by actress and award winning comedian, The petition calls for a Cumulative Impact Assessment on all government cuts and changes affecting sick and disabled people and a stop to the Work Capability Assessment. It already has over 23,000 signatures. You can sign the petition here and read more about WoW here
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