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Woman Told to Find Work Is in a COMA
Mirror ^ | Jan 22, 2014

Posted on 02/02/2014 11:39:06 AM PST by nickcarraway

Sheila Holt was sectioned after being taken off Income Support, days later she had a heart attack and fell into the coma - and is still being sent letters by assessors

A mentally ill woman forced on to the Coalition’s Work Programme is in a coma – but is still being sent letters by benefits assessors.

Bipolar patient Sheila Holt, 47, was sectioned in December after being taken off Income Support. Days later she had a heart attack and fell into the coma.

This weekend, Miss Holt, of Rochdale, Gtr Manchester, was sent a letter by Atos to ask why she was not working.

PALabour MP PhotocallSimon Danczuk Local Labour MP Simon Danczuk said: "I am in favour of welfare reform but trying to bulldoze through changes in a reckless and insensitive way is not the right way to go about it.

“This Government is causing a huge amount of damage and I have no doubt that Sheila’s story is being repeated in towns and cities up and down the country.

“She has a complex disability caused by severe trauma in her childhood and you cannot aggressively push vulnerable people, like Sheila, back into work because it can have, as we’ve seen, very serious health consequences.”

Her dad Kenneth said: “It’s just not right what they have done. It sent my daughter hypermanic.

“She said to me, ‘they are going to knock my money off me dad’. I said they wouldn’t do that. She wasn’t looking for a job - she couldn’t - until they forced her to.

“She hadn’t had a job for 26 years. Anyone who knew her would tell you she couldn’t do a job.”


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1 posted on 02/02/2014 11:39:06 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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2 posted on 02/02/2014 11:41:07 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: nickcarraway
“She hadn’t had a job for 26 years. Anyone who knew her would tell you she couldn’t do a job.”

Horsecrap. With a very few exceptions, everyone can do something. That's just an excuse to keep people on the dole, and enslaved to government.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

3 posted on 02/02/2014 11:45:33 AM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Kaslin

“She said to me, ‘they are going to knock my money off me dad’.

The disabled thing aside, it’s not her money. It is the taxpayers money that forcibly taken from them (paid to the Crown) and given to her.

Too many people believe Welfare belongs to them.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 11:47:07 AM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: nickcarraway

we always hear about the sad sack who NEEDS the system, but that the system has ALREADY FAILED, meanwhile there are thousands (or millions) who are MILKING THE SYSTEM who do not deserve it.

And this is presented as a story about how they ‘need more funding’


5 posted on 02/02/2014 11:49:26 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: nickcarraway

every sinlge person on welfare shouyld be brought in to ask why they are not working.

When Obamacare ruins the country do they think they will be allowed to continue to sit on their fat asses?

Can you say FORCED LABOR CAMPS????


6 posted on 02/02/2014 11:50:58 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: nickcarraway

Sorry for a lame question but what does “sectioned” mean in the context of this story?


7 posted on 02/02/2014 11:56:53 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: wku man

True, everyone can do something, but then the government turns around and makes it illegal for them to do anything for less than twice what the value of their productivity would be, and where does that leave them?


8 posted on 02/02/2014 12:03:47 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Menehune56
Being sectioned means being admitted to hospital whether or not you agree to it. The legal authority for your admission to hospital comes from the Mental Health Act rather than from your consent. This is usually because you are unable or unwilling to consent.

I had to check also.

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsdisorders/beingsectionedengland.aspx

9 posted on 02/02/2014 12:30:18 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: Menehune56

Basically means you are admitted to a secure unit of a hospital psychiatric reasons. You have no choice but to go there and will not be released until your deemed well by doctors.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 12:35:54 PM PST by MaMaLion
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To: Mr. K

You realize this isn’t here,right?


11 posted on 02/02/2014 12:37:06 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

yes, but it will be


12 posted on 02/02/2014 12:52:04 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K
“Can you say FORCED LABOR CAMPS????”

Be careful what you wish for lest you get your wish.

The German word for that is Arbeitslager. Bergen-Belsen and Dachau are among the more better known. While I understand your sentiment that is a dangerous road to tread.

13 posted on 02/02/2014 12:54:07 PM PST by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: nickcarraway

Import her and have her replace any of the GOPe “leaders.” Overqualified by comparison.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 12:54:26 PM PST by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: wku man

Instead of lapping at the trough, she’s now just sucking it down through her tube


15 posted on 02/02/2014 12:55:36 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: nickcarraway

Stop paying for that parasite’s food and shelter. She’ll find something to do.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 1:01:42 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Mr. K

Many of these people would be willing to work if someone found the job for them. After being turned down for employment over and over these people fear the interview process more than the work.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 1:04:48 PM PST by Eva
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To: nickcarraway

So...a government job would work?


18 posted on 02/02/2014 1:05:25 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

Post office is always looking for people like this. Maybe in a few years she can be a postmistress.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 2:07:59 PM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Mr. K
This will never happen! Why not, guess who would also lose their jobs - those government workers who pretend to "assist their clients on welfare!"

Same reason schools will never be forced to check on status of students entering or attending their schools, teachers and administrators would lose their jobs and entire schools would close!

Dittos for healthcare, hospitals, clinics and now food stamps; we're advertising for more food stamps "clients," for God's sake!

20 posted on 02/02/2014 3:40:26 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: mvpel
Two problems, same cause...government. If government got out of the social welfare system, we'd all be better off. Everyone would find something to do in order to survive, or they simply wouldn't. Those who are honestly invalid would be taken care of the way they always have throughout history...by family, church and community.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho

21 posted on 02/02/2014 6:27:54 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: wku man
Horsecrap. With a very few exceptions, everyone can do something. That's just an excuse to keep people on the dole, and enslaved to government

Guess you missed the part about her being in a coma. Manic-depressive psychosis isn't good enough for you though, eh?

22 posted on 02/02/2014 10:13:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Lurker
Stop paying for that parasite’s food and shelter. She’ll find something to do.

Sure she will. People in a coma can do lots of things right? Shite. FR has been occupied by brain dead zombies.

23 posted on 02/02/2014 10:16:34 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Polynikes

I am not WISHING for that... I am only saying, that once the socialists take over do you think they will let the unproductive fat-asses sit around and collect welfare and kick out more costly kids?

Forced Sterilization, and Forced Labor Camps WILL be one of the end results.


24 posted on 02/03/2014 7:55:11 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
"Guess you missed the part about her being in a coma. Manic-depressive psychosis isn't good enough for you though, eh?"

No, and I didn't miss the part about her not being in a coma until recently, either. It sounds like people have been making excuses for her all along, and she's been on the dole when she could've been doing something.

And no, manic-depressive psychosis is a bull**it excuse for stealing our hard earned money to pay for someone who could be doing something. Hey, it's your money, too. If you're so fond of just giving it out to anyone with a sob story, I can whip up a real good one for you. I could sure use an extra five grand, you know.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

25 posted on 02/03/2014 10:06:50 AM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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