Dear readers its Thursday once again and once again I’m unwell.
After my last admission to hospital I’ve now got another dose of pleurisy thanks to long covid.
I really want to be well again I hate feeling like this.
In other news fellow blogger Frank Zola has published his blog stating that the DWP have been nudging claimants into finding none existent jobs.
Read it here
If this link doesn’t work I’ll try and sort it out.
It’s absolutely ridiculous to be putting such pressure upon claimants whilst we are in the middle of a pandemic.
There’s hardly any jobs out there at the moment.
It’s also extremely worrying that many of these people will be recovering from covid 19.
Where are people going to find these none existent jobs? Zero hour contracts? Self employment?
Believe me when I say that the demand for employment is far higher than the actual jobs available.
You can also bet that the DWP will sanction people for not finding non existent work even though they claim to be using a ‘light touch’ admin at the moment.
I predict thousands more people becoming homeless in the near future.
The government isn’t offering and substantial help either. They just don’t care.
It’s extremely worrying. You’d think that the DWP would understand this but it appears that they don’t.
The demand upon food banks and outside help is going to become much higher and independent food banks and organisations are really going to struggle to survive.
If you can please support your local independent organisations. They usually receive no funding and they rely upon donations.
School uniforms once again.
I can guess that you’re fed up with me talking about school uniforms now but I have an update.
This morning I was interviewed by ITV about the cost of expensive school uniforms.
Having to pay for these expensive uniforms puts immense pressure upon parents and children.
All parents want the best for their children but they just can’t keep up with the ever increasing cost of school uniforms.
I’m in the fortunate position to be able to campaign against the need for these expensive school uniforms.
As I’ve said before they don’t make a child learn more, it’s just an added burden upon parents and children.
Whilst I think that it’s brilliant that charities are doing their best to support parents with school uniform costs, I want to challenge the need for them in the first place.
Charities and organisations are already under immense pressure to help people.
I prefer to end the need for expensive uniform in the first place which will in turn help the charities and organisations.
That said if you know of any charities that are helping parents with the cost of uniforms and uniform pieces please comment below. I want every parent that are struggling to get the help that they need.
I’ll have to sign off now because I feel awful but I will be back again next week.
Please keep safe and wear a mask etc when going out.
For everyone struggling, I hear you, I’m in the same position as you. We can get through this.
Thank you so much to everyone that reads, shares, tweets and supports my blog.
It’s been a tough year and I really appreciate your support.
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