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Politics / DWP get a brain - not before time either!!
« on: October 04, 2017, 05:57:01 PM »
1. Changes to the Work Capability Assessment (WCA)
From 29 September 2017, the WCA reassessment criteria will change for some Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) claimants.
ESA claimants in the support group and UC claimants with limited capability for work and work-related activity (LCWRA) attending a Work Capability Assessment from 29 September 2017 will no longer need to be reassessed if it finds that they:
have a severe, lifelong disability, illness or health condition
are unlikely to ever be able to move into work
Claimants will be told if they will not be reassessed following their WCA.
This change does not affect:
ESA claimants placed in the work-related activity group
UC claimants who are found to have limited capability for work
2. Background information
Reassessment periods
Reassessment periods are decided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on the basis of a claimant’s functional capacity. DWP is advised by healthcare professionals on:
the assessment of a claimant’s health condition or disability
the long-term effects of a claimant’s health condition or disability
when and if claimants should be reassessed
If a claimant’s health condition or disability gets worse
ESA claimants in the work-related activity group can request a WCA if they think that their condition has worsened to the extent that they should be placed in the support group.
UC claimants with limited capability for work can request a WCA if they think that their condition has worsened to the extent that they should be placed in the LCWRA group.

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General Discussion / Re: Hurricanes
« on: September 11, 2017, 06:28:29 PM »
If a person is living there I would imagine they are aware of the Hurricane Season.

I haven't heard any locals bleating about it.

No use  moaning about being 'ditched' by the UK Government or Travel Agents when you can't be arsed to check where you are going.

Few years ago we went to Dubai ( another place people have failed to pre-check out )
Our plan was to join a ship and cruise to India - did my home work no probs.
Embarkation day was chaos as passengers found they didn't have the right documents to get into India!
Some returned home whilst others stayed - but couldn't get off the ship!
Moaned the whole frigging cruise - now whose fault was that?

Pleased your friend is ok  ;)


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General Discussion / Hurricanes
« on: September 11, 2017, 04:54:17 PM »
It's been a tense few days for so many out in the Caribbean and America. So frightening for those who were trapped there.

Why though do people book holidays without doing their home work about the country they are going to?
Is it because the holidays are cheap?

I make no apologies when I say I do not feel sorry for them but only for the people who live there.

It is the Hurricane season - what do they expect?

It's not the first time I have come across people being disappointed when they have booked a holiday only to find that through their own fault the holiday has been ruined.

If you want to travel to far off places - do some research on where you are going!


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General Discussion / Re: Parkers New Bed Appeal
« on: August 21, 2017, 01:47:23 PM »
Sorry parkersnewbed just re-read your first post I see you are 27 - a bit younger than my daughter who is in her 40's  (y)

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General Discussion / Re: Parkers New Bed Appeal
« on: August 21, 2017, 09:42:23 AM »
parkersnewbed welcome.

Can I tell you a bit about myself.

My daughter is a disabled lady ( through illness ) and uses a powered wheelchair.
Recently I bought her a profile bed to help her. Social Care would have provided a single bed but she needs a double as she has been known to fall out of single ones.  :-? ;D

I'm not sure of your age but you may know her - everyone else seems too  :))

I've supported many children and young people with various disabilities through social care for many years.
Some with C.P.
Now retired - well supposed to be !!  ::)

I understand your challenge in life

I know you will be made welcome on here  and although we sometimes have a banter, it's mainly friendly and we all get on.

I'm the nutty old lady with a wonky finger  ;)

Again - Welcome to the forum x


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Derbyshire Connect services to be rolled out countywide
15 August 2017

Community transport users will continue to receive life-line services as Derbyshire Connect buses are rolled out countywide.

We have pledged to continue supporting Dial-a-Bus (DAB)- style 'shopping' buses and aCTive Travel journeys to healthcare appointments.

These services are for people unable to use conventional transport because of mobility difficulties or because they live in areas − usually rural − where public transport is limited.

A new Derbyshire Connect service has been trialled in the Ashbourne and Wirksworth area since February. Contracts to operate the service across the county have now been awarded and will start in October − continuing to take people to supermarkets, shops, banks and medical appointments at hospitals, clinics, the doctors, dentists and opticians.

Councillor Trevor Ainsworth, our Deputy Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said:

"This is great news for community transport users. We are aware that there have been concerns among some passengers that their services were ending because funding was being withdrawn. This is not the case − funding is being provided in a different way."

Councillor Ainsworth added:

"We know how important getting out and about is for people to retain their independence and we are clear on our commitment to continue to support the most vulnerable, particularly in rural and isolated communities, ensuring they have the same opportunities as they currently have, to travel to vital services."

Funding for DAB and aCTive Travel services is currently provided by the council to the county's six community transport schemes through grants.

Following a legal challenge, which makes it more difficult to provide funding in this way, the new Derbyshire Connect services will be run under contract.

Ashbourne Community Transport, based in Ashbourne, won the contract to provide shopping buses to cover the Derbyshire Dales, High Peak and South Derbyshire.

Community Transport for Town and County (CT4TC), based in Chesterfield and Ripley, will run shopping buses in Amber Valley, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Erewash and North East Derbyshire.

South Derbyshire Community Volunteers Service, based in Swadlincote, will provide journeys to medical appointments in South Derbyshire and in the south of the Derbyshire Dales.

Ashbourne Community Transport, Erewash Community Transport, based in Ilkeston, and Community Transport Swadlincote will run services to healthcare appointments in Amber Valley and Erewash.

And CDGi Training Limited − a specialist healthcare transport provider based in Eckington - will put on aCTive Travel services in Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.

Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, based in Bakewell, The Bureau − Glossop's voluntary and community network - New Mills Volunteer Centre and Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales, based in Ashbourne and Buxton, will take passengers to medical appointments in the High Peak and north Derbyshire Dales.

Like the current DAB and aCTive travel services, the new Derbyshire Connect services will still need to be booked but will continue to run door-to-door with passenger assistants on hand to provide extra assistance, where necessary.

Councillor Ainsworth said:

"These new Derbyshire Connect buses will offer better value for money − around £7 per passenger to run compared to an average £16.57 for the current service − and provide a more customer focused service. Gold Card holders will also be able to travel for free − currently they have to pay − and in the longer term we expect them to develop into more flexible services to meet the needs of a wider range of customers."

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: The LibDem weed obsession !
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:11:41 PM »
Whilst I'm not going to use this forum for a political Platform my own opinion is 'each to their own' when it comes to political Parties.
I can't comment on your 'weed' leaflets as we haven't had or delivered any.

What I will tell you is that during the last couple of weeks I have been out and taken photo's to back up complaints of residents to me regarding issues in our area.
These are sent to the relevant department with the residents complaint.
However this is all we can do as the Dept has the final say as to whether it will be done!

Personally my own interest is purely with our village and to support in anyway I/we can with issues they may have.

The big boys in London can fight it out between themselves.

People not Politics   ;)

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Politics / Re: 36 billion pounds cost of brexit
« on: August 12, 2017, 01:37:54 PM »
My daughter is disabled through illness -ii filled in her ESA form three years ago supplying evidence to this effect.

The decision makers report which I requested once her claim had been accepted quite clearly states the reasons WHY my daughter meets this criteria.

So why then do they spend money which could be well used elsewhere re-sending out these forms again when quite clearly things are not going to improve!! -

The NHS service supplies professionals of various qualifications - but I have yet to see any of them under the title.  ----

MIRACLE WORKER!

 >:( >:(




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Politics / Re: 36 billion pounds cost of brexit
« on: August 07, 2017, 05:28:38 PM »
They will have robbed this amount off the poorer end of our society during their term in office

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Old Chesterfield / Re: Bransons Coaches
« on: August 07, 2017, 05:26:09 PM »
Welcome to the forum wollygobble  :)

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: The LibDem weed obsession !
« on: August 05, 2017, 09:45:25 AM »
My electoral area is Holmebrook ward, Chesterfield.

By Election?

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: The LibDem weed obsession !
« on: August 02, 2017, 08:29:08 AM »
We haven't had any since the elections - just delivering the Focus 'Thank Leaflets at the moment.

Which area do you live Tarzan?

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General Discussion / Re: Serious Question -----
« on: July 26, 2017, 09:29:22 AM »
Kromercap - I've actually had to discount the possibility of the car seat covers as I noticed yesterday we had taken them off - I'd forgotten that ! Old age and poverty is the reason for my forgetfulness I think !  :(

Fly in my younger years I couldn't wear a wrist watch as they wouldn't go, I had a watch on a pendant around my neck. I can wear them now though??

Scimitar, it is the first car I've had which has done this, and my shoe's are generally rubber soles - but not wellies so thanks for the tip - I might try those.

Note to people on here  - if you spot an old lady with a Wonky finger sporting wellies in town - it will most likely be me!  :))

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General Discussion / Re: Serious Question -----
« on: July 25, 2017, 08:47:42 AM »
You can buy anti static straps you hang from your rear bumpers.
Just an example from ebay, you can get them much cheaper, or make your own  (y)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Black-Anti-static-Strap-Ground-Wire-Earth-Belt-/112487424681?hash=item1a30c5e2a9:g:iaMAAOSwSTFZb1Hg


Welcome aboard kromercap  :)

Thanks fly, I've had a look at those - is that what they are actually for as I thought it was something to do with lightening? It only seems to affect me?

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General Discussion / Re: Great Ormond Street Hospital vs Charlie Gard
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:08:26 PM »
So today we learn that Charlies parents are preparing for his 'end of life'
Very sad and I have to admit it was upsetting news to watch today  :'(
However, I think it is the right decision but I'm not sure if they are blaming the courts for this as they say he has been left for 'too long'

I'm sure we all feel their pain at this time.  :'(

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