Skip to comments.Woman Told to Find Work Is in a COMA
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 Coalitions 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 Sheilas 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 weve seen, very serious health consequences.
Her dad Kenneth said: Its 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 wouldnt do that. She wasnt looking for a job - she couldnt - until they forced her to.
She hadnt had a job for 26 years. Anyone who knew her would tell you she couldnt 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!
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.
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’
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????
Sorry for a lame question but what does “sectioned” mean in the context of this story?
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?
I had to check also.
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.
You realize this isn’t here,right?
yes, but it will be
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.
Import her and have her replace any of the GOPe “leaders.” Overqualified by comparison.
Instead of lapping at the trough, she’s now just sucking it down through her tube
Stop paying for that parasite’s food and shelter. She’ll find something to do.
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.
So...a government job would work?
Post office is always looking for people like this. Maybe in a few years she can be a postmistress.
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!