reply to post by christina-66
Did anyone see that channel 4 programme about long term unemployed and disabled? First the 'disabled' 19 year old drunkenly hurt his back after a
fall whilst on holiday in Greece and refuses NHS care saying he is only supposed to use his Greek doctor! Eeeerm ok makes no sense as he doesn't
travel there just used this doctor during his healing process, not like the UK can not match the level of care and his claim that his doctor knows the
details better is a feeble excuse, back injuries are notoriously hard to prove if they are being faked but this gets so obvious it's infuriating!
He claims that he can not sit down upright (in an office chair) for more than 30 mins although a sofa is comfortable for him!) he also can not stand
up for more than 30 mins. His mum gets him to do the house work which includes hoovering the floor of the entire house. Now hoovering he is slightly
bent over for at least 30 mins, I would think that this would hurt anyone with such a serious back injury. He complains how he can not work and how he
has no social life anymore, his life basically has been ruined by this awful drunken mistake!
He is sent to be assessed by the doctor to see if he is still entitled to his disability benefits. Despite being 19 he goes in with his
Mum....shouldn't be alowed. He is asked to stand and now he can not stand unaided, his mum having to prop him up! WTF! He was fine the rest of the
programme up to now (and after it turns out) he has to try and walk and when standing and moving literally 3 steps using I joke not a ZIMMERRAME! he
is graoning and even yelping out in agony. He tells the doctor about his Greek doctor and how he wont see a UK hospital as he trusts his doctor all
the way in Greece despite never seeing him, this means there are no notes referring to a doctors opinion, this is so obviously to protect him from
being found out yet this doctor either doesn't care or can do nothing. He breaths rapidly like this is traumatic and looks like he's guna cry
clinging for dear life on to his mother who no doubt feels no shame for how blatent they are both being on tv/
He literally is fine aftet this and is talking about how bad it is whilst hoovering and washing up with ease, standing is no issue, he uses the
zimmerframe inside after the doctors, but he is fine the rest of the time he is shown moving freely, I can't believe how dumb they are, sad thing is
I bet they didn't even loose their false claim. Not only is it immoral, but that money should be helping people with real disabilities
It gets worse though/. Next are the typical young mainly chavy long term unemployed on a course they must attend for a couple hours a day focused on
getting a job. Now to claim jobseekers allowance which is the benefit used when you are unemployed and actively seeking a job you must be looking for
work and accept work if it is available and realistic to your abilities. So for these poorly educated lads and ladies that means any job they can get.
Yet when asked why they don't apply to Mcdonalds of KFC etc they say thigns like 'noooo way, I don't wana do that, thats **** its embarrassing to
do that job!'.
For one it's a lot more respectable than being unemployed especially long term! In fact it's so much more respectable to do any entry level job at
all that it makes them look pathetic. Secondly refusing to take on work that is available should result in benefits being stopped! Yet this isn't
mentioned and they are not told fine then you refuse to work? Then you can not get JOBSEEKERS! This info should be passed on ater the course to get
their benefits cut right away. Not a majority, but a good amount of people claiming these benefits earn more money through crime as well. Many young
people are content with this money they get for showing up to one meeting and pretending that they jobseek and petty crime to get a bit more cash.
Many are content though with living on a pathetic £40 a week. How can anyone do this for such a long time and not be so embarressed that they get a
I have been on jobseekers and for me it was awful, but I was so glad there were measures to help me while I was between jobs. When I went to uno in
Guildford I found my 1st jon in the first bar I went into n had a job the next week, After that the second add I applied to gave me the job. There
were jobs everywhere there yet I lived in the YMCA before I moved to halls and these ^^^^ had the council paying for their rooms and JSA to give them
a bit of money and they did not ever jobseek. They drunk cheap cider, smoked weed and caused trouble if you complained about the music blaing all
night. As unemployed they could not be kicked out incase they went homeless, me on the other hand earning £6 per hour and paying £220 per week for
my rubbish room out of my own pocket was kicked out when half a day late with rent....