A High Cost to Pay, a report published in 2013 by the umbrella body Homeless Link, indicates that individuals who have experienced homelessness are being disproportionately affected by benefit sanctions.
The report shown
- 31% of homeless people on Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) have been sanctioned, compared to just 3% of typical claimants
- Nearly a third of services report homeless people being sanctioned while facing poor mental health, learning difficulties or substance misuse problems
- The majority report clients being pushed into debt, food poverty and survival crime
- Services report clients’ existing problems getting worse as a result of sanctions, with only a minority being motivated by sanctions to find employment
- The report calls for changes to the sanctions regime to take into account the issues homeless people are trying to overcome
Since this report was published in 2013 the problem of both homelessness and benefit sanctions has risen. As a customer of the Jobcentre I can honestly say the behavior of some of the staff is manipulative, forceful and sometimes just not called for. Some people have called me arrogant when I posted a video of a interview I recorded with a member of the Jobcentre’s staff. These people fail to understand the Jobcentre are only there to trick you out of your benefits and cause a sanction.
That’s why they keep updating the claimant commitment, that’s why you do not have a set time or day of the week anymore, they pick and choose making much more likely that people forget their appointments. That’s why they want to access your universal job-match accounts and that’s why they keep sending people to meaningless courses, appointments and the ultra useless jobfare’s they offer.
It seems to me the only jobs going is caring or low paid corporate slave work such as Amazon, McDonalds, Tesco and so on.
There are three reasons poverty and homelessness has risen and workers wages have not. 1. The benefit system 2. The tax evasion of the establishment and rich 3. The ridiculous high cost of living. All these things are caused by bad governing and government.
I was watching Theresa May being interviewed by Andrew Marr yesterday on BBC’s YouTube channel. Andrew Marr (in my opinion) is not a great interviewer I would rather let Jeremy Paxman (when on form) have a go at her myself. I think Andrew Marr and anybody that works for the mainstream media are highly restricted in what they can say but despite these restrictions Theresa May still come out of the interview looking clueless and giving NOT ONE straight answer.
The amount of times she “acknowledges” there is a problem and claims to be looking at it is ridiculous. I know there is a problem as well and I just spent nearly 29 minutes looking at it. I was looking at it as it evaded giving any real answers or commitments to anything other than the fact students will be £30 a month better off!
The interview was a bit tame as Andrew Marr could and should have asked much more pressing questions. Ask her about her husband profiting from G4S as she fights to increase their powers. Ask her about the government covering up Edward Heath, Leon Brittan, Cyril Smith, Jimmy Savile (who was put in charge of Broodmoor by the Conservatives don’t forget) and an endless list of other rich and powerful members of the UK’s political elite. She would probably acknowledge there is a problem and look at it. Ask her about benefit sanctions, corporate tax evasion and government corruption and greed. Ask how Boris Johnson insists that £140000 per year is not enough to live on but people on benefits and low paid jobs are expected to live on less than £10000 per year (WITHOUT EXPENSES PAID.) Ask her why politicians are allowed spare houses when ordinary people are not allowed spare bedrooms. Ask her how this kind of hypocrisy managed to take over a full political party, the media and the United Kingdom.
After you have finished asking her these questions poke her in both eyes at the same time, kick her shin and slap her hard while explaining to her that she is running a illegitimate, corrupt shower of shit of a government. Explain to her that her policies are old fashioned, short sighted and weak. And then take her to the deepest hole in the ground and throw her in it.
This woman is a liar, a Warmonger and a psychopath. She has no compassion or regard for the destruction that her and her Party have upon the poorest people in our nation. She is a banker’s and corporate puppet with no mind or ideas of her own.
She is so quick to attack labour and their ideas but she brings nothing to the table herself.