Unemployment and Welfare Blogs, Updates.
This is to bring Blogs to people’s attention.
Long-standing sites, like the Void, can be seen on the boxes on the side-bar already.
We welcome any additions!
Here are some Blogs worth reading.
Britain Isn’t Eating. Excellent blog, name says it.
Diary of a Benefit Scrounger “Confirmed – The FULL Impact of Cuts Disabled People Face.”
Disabled People Against Cuts. This is an important campaign group, leading the fight against ATOS and their ilk.
Hello and welcome to the website of the J.S.S.A.
Now we wouldn’t blame you for wondering, who are Job Seeker Sanction Advice? So let us give you some background information.
The organisation is run by Denise Symonds, Andrea Nicholson and Jean Calvert.
One thing we’re most certainly not, as is made clear throughout this site, is to have any connection whatsoever with any government agency, neither are we solicitors, so, with who we are NOT out of the way, let’s focus on who we ARE.
We’re a small network of 3 disgruntled ex, Department of Work and Pensions civil servants who left the service for a variety of reasons, not least of which was our dissatisfaction with the pressures being placed on staff to achieve what many of us saw as targets, which were designed in our eyes, to punish people financially for the smallest error or indiscretion.
As charities and voluntary organisations we know the value of volunteering. Volunteering means people independently choosing to give their time freely to help others and make the world a better place. Workfare schemes force unemployed people to carry out unpaid work or face benefit sanctions that can cause hardship and destitution. We believe in keeping volunteering voluntary and will not participate in government workfare schemes.
“Jobseeker Sanction Advice”:
Case Of David Clapson Sparks Calls For National Inquiry
Some have asked if this would have happened if David Clapson had not been a former soldier.
I, however, see this as a very small piece of progress. I’m always grateful for progress, whatever the reasons for it.
The case of a diabetic former soldier from Stevenage, who died after his benefits were sanctioned, has led to calls for a national review.
Last week, the Advertiser told the story of David Clapson, who could not afford electricity to keep his insulin cool after his jobseeker’s allowance of approximately £70 a week was suspended on June 28 last year.
Just three weeks later – on July 20 – he died aged 59 at his home in Hillside from fatal diabetic keto-acidosis, which the NHS calls “a dangerous complication of diabetes caused by a lack of insulin.”