Imagine this. Your whole life has been a nightmare and you grew up knowing nothing but abuse. You manage to struggle through this but still manage to have a career and a good job. The person that has abused you as a child still continues so you escape. You travel miles away from home to an unknown place and are after a struggle offered a place in supported accommodation and you feel safe for the first time ever but you’ve had to give everything up. You have to go to the Jobcentre to make a claim because the women’s refuge tell you too. Your also advised that you can’t work because the service charges and the rent are too high. You tell this to your work coach but they say tough we are going to sanction you. As a result this woman became penniless and owed the refuge hundreds of pounds.
This is a clearly wrong. This in itself feels like persecution. Luckily this lady is strong and is fighting this. She is a hero in my eyes. It shows how vulnerable people are disregarded by the dwp and this government. Their needs aren’t catered for. This issue needs addressing now. If she wasn’t a strong person this could have thrown her back into the hands of her abuser.
When will this stop? I for one will never stop fighting this evil system. Please come and join us.