Monday, July 28, 2014

'Lessons must be learned' from diabetic former soldier, who died after benefits sanction



Lessons must be learned” from the death of a Stevenage diabetic who could not afford electricity to
keep his insulin cool after his benefits were stopped.
One year ago on Sunday (July 20), former soldier David Clapson died aged 59 at his home in Hillside from fatal diabetic keto-acidosis, which the NHS calls “a dangerous complication of diabetes caused by a lack of insulin.”
His jobseeker’s allowance of approximately £70 a week – on which his family says he was reliant – had been suspended three weeks before on June 28, for missing meetings.
According to his family, Mr Clapson was found “alone, penniless and starving” a short distance from a pile of printed CVs, with nothing to his name but £3.44, six tea bags, a tin of soup and an out-of-date tin of sardines.
The coroner found that David – a former BT engineer of 16 years, who had served two years in Northern Ireland with the Royal Corps of Signals during The Troubles – had nothing in his stomach when he died.
Now his sister, Gill Thompson, says “lessons must be learned” by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) before vulnerable benefit claimants are sanctioned in future.
She said: “I rang him regularly to check on him and so did friends, but because he was such a quiet and private person neither family nor friends knew just how bad it was.
“Apparently the DWP rely on information from the claimant, support workers or medical professionals to understand the level of vulnerability.
“Should his severe condition not been taken into consideration when issuing this sanctions? Should someone have checked his file?”
In a letter sent by the DWP regarding the case, head of benefit centres – Claire McGuckin – said “I am confident that the correct procedures were followed for the administration of benefit.”
Gill said: “I am disgusted with the DWP response and now feel I should make this more public.
“David should have been helped by health professionals not persecuted by the authorities. He was not a scrounger but wouldn’t seek help. He needed true professional and clinical support which never came.
“The authorities should have been more willing to understand and help a vulnerable adult before they die.
“The signs were there and lessons must be learned to ensure cases like this are truly eliminated from a fair society.”
A spokesman for the DWP said: “Our sympathy is with Mr Clapson’s family.
“Our advisers work closely with claimants to support them into work, and if someone is in a vulnerable situation we take that into account if they tell us.
“Sanctions are only used as a last resort when claimants fail to do everything they can in return for benefits, however hardship payments are available so they can continue to meet their basic needs.”

22 comments:

JiB said...

NEW MH17 SENSATION: German experts point finger at Ukrainian air-force jets
German experts point finger at Ukrainian air-force jets

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NEW MH17 SENSATION: German experts point finger at Ukrainian air-force jets

German experts point finger at Ukrainian air-force jets.

JiB said...

THIRD TRY
NEW MH17 SENSATION: German experts point finger at Ukrainian air-force jets.
German experts point finger at Ukrainian air-force jets.

Anonymous said...

Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/28/illegal-immigrants-protest-outside-white-house-with-little-fear-repercussions/

Anonymous said...

Cameron bound in servitude to Israel: Analyst.


http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/12/05/338392/cameron-bound-in-servitude-to-israel/

Anonymous said...

‘British Friends of Israel should be named & shamed’



http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/03/22/355705/time-to-target-uks-prozionist-mps/

Anonymous said...

UK watchful of Brits fighting for Israel?



http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/07/29/373226/uk-watchful-of-brits-fighting-for-israel/

Anonymous said...

US wants WWIII because its big banks are insolvent: Henderson.


http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/07/28/373149/insolvent-us-banks-want-wwiii/

Anonymous said...

AFRICANS ACCUSE 'WESTERNERS' OF SPREADING EBOLA!



http://www.tomatobubble.com/id634.html

Anonymous said...

THE JEWS WHO WROTE
THE PROTOCOLS OF ZION.



http://www.realzionistnews.com/?p=534

Anonymous said...

Exclusive: The inconvenient truth Zionist Cameron ignored in his 'crackdown' on immigrant benefits... Migrants handed £5billion tax credits
Britain is spending £5billion a year on tax credits for migrant workers
Up to 415,000 foreign nationals are benefiting from the perk, figures show
Bill dwarfs savings achieved by Cameron's crackdown on out-of-work welfare payments to migrants
His scheme aims to reduce the benefits bill by just £100million a year


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2710158/Exclusive-The-inconvenient-truth-Mr-Cameron-ignored-crackdown-immigrant-benefits-Migrants-handed-5billion-tax-credits.html#ixzz38xDahSEL

Anonymous said...

"WHITE'S BEING REPLACED AT FASTER PACE THAN FIRST THOUGHT"

Collect More Than $7,000 Per Month for 'Fostering' Adult Illegal Aliens.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/29/Collect-More-Than-7-2-k-Per-Month-for-Fostering-Adult-Illegal-Aliens

Anonymous said...

What we see is not immigration, but an invasion, a deliberate invasion.”


http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/07/28/standing-room-only-at-meeting-to-discuss-immigrant-children/

Anonymous said...

One thing that's for certain, if you stab a nationalist in the back he will get his revenge.

Anonymous said...

I found this interesting.

Hamas Charter (1988)

Main article: Hamas Covenant


Article 22 states that the French revolution, the Russian revolution, colonialism and both world wars were created by the Zionists or forces supportive of Zionism:


"You may speak as much as you want about regional and world wars. They were behind World War I, when they were able to destroy the Islamic Caliphate, making financial gains and controlling resources. They obtained the Balfour Declaration, formed the League of Nations through which they could rule the world. They were behind World War II, through which they made huge financial gains by trading in armaments, and paved the way for the establishment of their state. It was they who instigated the replacement of the League of Nations with the United Nations and the Security Council to enable them to rule the world through them. There is no war going on anywhere, without having their finger in it."[247]
Article 32 of the Covenant refers to an antisemitic forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion:


"Today it is Palestine, tomorrow it will be one country or another. The Zionist plan is limitless. After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying."[246]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamas#Etymology

Anonymous said...

Belgistan: Sharia Showdown Looms in Brussels


http://www.cbn.com/tv/embedplayer.aspx?bcid=1509282970001





Anonymous said...

Obama Scam On Immigration



http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=948

Anonymous said...

Very Important: Jew writer for New York Times pretends (like all Jews do) to have no idea why White people are so angry with them - My Analysis.


http://www.americancrisis.us/Article.php?ID=535682&

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jews! (Public Service Announcement)

Absolutely brilliant stuff from Kyle Hunt and Renegade Broadcasting. Share this far and wide!

http://www.john-friend.net/2014/07/thanks-jews-public-service-announcement.html

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jews! (Public Service Announcement)

Absolutely brilliant stuff from Kyle Hunt and Renegade Broadcasting. Share this far and wide!

http://www.john-friend.net/2014/07/thanks-jews-public-service-announcement.html

Anonymous said...

Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry.


http://washingtonexaminer.com/shock-80-of-u.s.-population-growth-is-from-immigrants-resources-being-sucked-dry/article/2551464

Anonymous said...

Neo-Nazis Travelling to Ukraine to Fight Against “Separatists” and Establish a “Fascist Dictatorship”

"My goal is a white Ukraine" - Swedish neo-Nazi Mikael Skillt.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/neo-nazis-travelling-to-ukraine-to-fight-against-separatists-and-establish-a-fascist-dictatorship/5394274

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