I could feel myself getting angrier and angrier as i read this I can hardly imagine how angry, hurt and exhausted James’s family must be.
I don’t understand (actually I do) the society we now live in. I see no hope for the future either.
This is all completely insupportable and I hope James’s Dad decides to make an appointment for a future date despite being turned away in the heat of the moment.
A defiant dad took an emotional stand yesterday over the Government’s “bullying” calls for his severely disabled son to prove he cannot work.
Bus driver Fred Hazle, 49, reached the end of his tether so took his blind lad James, 19, to Downing Street to tell David Cameron: “If my son can work, YOU give him a job.”
The father and son made the journey after receiving a barrage of demanding letters from the Jobcentre – including three in four days – as part of the Government’s “fit to work” scheme.
The letters threaten that James’s £71.95 a week in benefits will be stopped unless there is evidence that he cannot hold down a job.
James needs round-the-clock care and has the mental age of a five-year-old. He has severe learning difficulties, epilepsy and autism.
The demands about losing his benefits have been sent despite James’s doctor already telling…
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