Cash-hit CAB prepares for deluge in welfare clients

A shake-up of the welfare and benefits system in the UK is likely to result in more Wokingham people seeking help and advice in 2011.

John Ferguson, who is manager of the Wokingham Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), is predicting a busy year ahead for his team as residents across the borough come to terms with one of the biggest changes to the welfare system since the 1940s.

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2 Responses to “Cash-hit CAB prepares for deluge in welfare clients”

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  2. Alan Wheatley, Green Party Spokesperson on Social Security and Care Services Says:

    In the DWP ‘consultation’ about the future of Disability Living Allowance, the question 1 appears: “What are the problems or barriers that prevent disabled people participating in society and leading independent, full and active lives?”

    Given that so much of the scope of the neo-liberal agenda surrounding this regards sick and disabled people as ‘the problem’ or ‘burden’, I think the end word of that sentence should be more like ‘robotships’.

    By contrast, if the end word of that sentence was ‘citizenships’, then the government in question would be challenged to facilitate disabled people’s empowerment, rather than making us colonies and commodities of national charities whose CEOs have six-figure salaries and private companies such as Atos Healthcare that is ironically or euphemistically referred to as being into providing ‘independent healthcare practitioners’. The citizenship word would also cue the proper directive involvement of sick and disabled people rather than those set to profit from our increased misery.

    By contrast, the Green Party of England & Wales believes in simplifying benefits via a Citizens Income that would give greater autonomy and choice to people.

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