Father Takes Son With Mental Age 5 To No 10 To Tell PM ‘If He Can Work, You Give Him A Job’
At the close of this post, which sadly is not a shock to me having seen what’s gone on under this awful government, it says that the number of people claiming ESA due to mental health issues has TRIPLED since 2010. Well done the coalition. Every day you stay in power is a knife in the heart of people like James, Fred and Jacqueline Hazle.
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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