Tag: DISABILITIES

New manifesto launched

CLAIMANTS SURVEY 2018-19

Key findings:

  • Satisfaction levels for claimants with the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) and JCP (Jobcentre Plus) have shown no significant improvement since our last survey of 2014. The 2014 Survey had a larger sample (approx. 400 – also on this site) but comparisons are still valid.
  • Islington respondents showed a higher level of satisfaction with their services than for the rest of London with some questions. But even there, the most positive ratings failed to peak beyond 44%.
  •  Female claimants felt significantly less well-treated and supported than males.
  • Sick and disabled claimants felt significantly worse treated.
  •  Claimants generally felt complaining about anything was at best ineffectual and at worst could lead to reprisals.
  •  Satisfaction levels varied a lot according to the particular Job Coach assigned to the claimant – David from Islington was praised by claimants by name more than once!

FOR THE FULL FACTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS GO TO:

Claimants Survey 2018-19 FINAL VERSION

WELFARE CHARTER LAUNCHED AT TUC CONGRESS 2015

STEVE TURNER  (Asst. General Secretary, Unite) LAUNCHES WELFARE CHARTER
STEVE TURNER (Asst. General Secretary, Unite) LAUNCHES WELFARE CHARTER

The Welfare Charter, a series of demands to make life better for all types of benefits claimants, was launched at a fringe meeting at the TUC Congress this week (Sept. 14). It is supported by, amongst others, Unite Community, PCS, The Unemployed Centres Combine and London Unemployed Strategies (LUS). For the full Charter, click on the link below:

WelfareCharter_A5 FULL VERSION

We want everybody to endorse and promote the Charter and get it circulated as widely as possible. LUS wants to start up support/campaign groups all over London run by and for unemployed people, aimed at getting their full rights both as they stand now, and as they can be in the future if the Charter demands are won. If you are living in London, are unemployed or underemployed  and want to help build up a group in your area, please contact Nick at LUS: nickplus007@gmail.com or 020 7467 1283/07530 001653