Work Capability Assessment

I went to Stepping Forward today to complete the Work Capability Assessment form. It's the final hurdle I need to pass before I feel I can breathe a sigh of relief, since being deemed not capable of working is essential for me to maintain receiving Universal Credit (incl. rent payments) without being forced to look … Continue reading Work Capability Assessment

Pass The Parcel Or Pass The Bomb?

Clare from Salvation Army just left. I swear I am currently existing off these weekly morale boosts. What has boosted my morale was not any good news in particular, merely the feeling of being understood: Clare's been contacting more landlords and letting agents, but hitting the expected brick wall of everything being 'means-tested' and not … Continue reading Pass The Parcel Or Pass The Bomb?

Philosophical Perspectives On Struggle

Everyone reaches their limit at some point,And when that happens, shutting down is the right thing to do,You can never feel bad or guilty for that; When it's either that or killing yourself,You have nothing to lose; It's at that point that you put your community and supportive relationships and whatever safety net welfare system … Continue reading Philosophical Perspectives On Struggle

Conclusion To The Eviction Saga

I had my third and final court hearing today, to see if the court would decide in favour of the landlord or me. Well as expected they did decide in favour of the landlord eventually, although the judge himself said it was marginal! He was by far the fairest and light-hearted of all the judges, … Continue reading Conclusion To The Eviction Saga

Not The Right Type Of Vulnerable

Are you suffering physical abuse?No Are you suffering sexual abuse?No Do you have problems with drugs or addiction?No Then I'm afraid we can't help you. The fuck? PTSD,Emotional abuse,Invisible physical disabilities,Suicidal thoughts,Self-harm,Autism,OCD, All examples of things which don't make you the right type of vulnerable. It's ok, though,Because there are private rented accommodations,However being in … Continue reading Not The Right Type Of Vulnerable

Launchpad’s Paradoxical Feedback

"I just had a few concerns regarding how you would manage with our clientele.""I’m also concerned with your housing benefit entitlement and the potential of topping up. It may be worth discussing with Clare and asking her to complete entitled to The rents with us would be Β£418.84 a week. Β£18.84 being a service charge.""My … Continue reading Launchpad’s Paradoxical Feedback