Single parent? Attend the Jobcentre and get referred to social services as a troubled family. New trial at Ashton Jobcentre.

This is the most unbelievably sinister thing I have ever read.

It amounts to removing any freedom for the families involved, Being poor doesn’t make a family troubled but I can guarantee that this ‘scheme’ will trouble many. Will we see families ripped apart with children forced into the system? Small children stolen and adopted out of their parents arms?

It might sound like some far fetched plot in a horror film, but somehow nothing would surprise me. This government has worked tirelessly to malign and scapegoat the poorest, is the next step to totally remove the rights most people take for granted?

The poor side of life

Yesterday I heard something very disturbing. A lady contacted me, she was very upset. She attended the Jobcentre for her signing on appointment and was confronted with something totally unexpected. She’s a very intelligent lady and thankfully she acted quickly and appropriately. She said hello to the advisor or job coach as they call them now. I don’t know why because they don’t coach you into anything except desperation. She’s been attending a mandatory work related course and had despite this completed all her Job searches correctly. The meeting then took a totally different atmosphere. The advisor suggested to her that she should be willing to get involved with a trial that they are running with Tameside Council. They are asking single parents to be assigned a social worker and a key worker so they can keep an eye on her… The reason for this? Because they said she hadn’t…

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About ladyfreebird750

Mother, grandmother, carer. Eyes now open and heart aching for the many suffering from the actions of the selfish pampered few.
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