Forced Into Prostitution To Make Thirty Quid

A single mum relying on Universal Credit was driven into prostitution to make a swift £30.

Julie, from Merseyside, turned to prostitution after waiting eight weeks for her first payment from the questionable new benefits policy, but she felt really discouraged and ashamed following the exchange but was desperate to stay afloat.

Julie who asked for her real name not to be used said that she was embarrassed to admit it but that she slept with a guy for money, and it was something she never ever imagined she would ever be able to do, and that she really didn’t believe it was in her as a person.

She is so disappointed in herself and ashamed of herself. She had to use food banks and had never been in that position in her life, and she was actually struggling, but some women have now taken to the red light district for the first time as a direct consequence of Universal Credit.

Now women feel compelled to sell their bodies after getting trapped in the poverty net, yet this woman has no criminal history and she doesn’t take drugs, she’s never stolen anything in her life, but she lost her job of 10 years and had nothing to live on.

She claimed benefits but didn’t get a penny because she had to wait over eight weeks, yet Universal Credit simply told her to be patient, but being patient isn’t going to feed her child or pay her mortgage.

A few months ago she’d only ever slept with seven men and now she’s seeing perverts every night and she despises it but she has to pay her bills and keep her home. This is her secret because her partner thinks she works in a bar and it’s a shameful secret to keep.

A mum-of-two, aged 29, further claimed a reduction in benefit forced her on to the streets. Universal Credit took £72 a week off her, her children are nine and one and she needs to get school uniform for her eldest.

She didn’t have a great childhood and she doesn’t want her children to suffer as she did, but all these things have to be paid for.

Her first punter was very sweet and now she can make £450 a night and she’s good at it. She’s been out in the snow trembling but she made £1,000 that night because they felt sorry for her.

Of course, on Universal Credit as soon as you’ve concluded and entered your application, you can get an advanced payment of any sum of your choice, up to your whole benefit award, but this advance is then subtracted from subsequent payments, decreasing further the already small amount of money people get.

And if there’s an option for an advance, the question is, why is there a five-week delay in the first place? Universal Credit is cruel by design, and this cruelty is finally being exposed, and not a minute too soon because Universal Credit is inhumanely brutal, beyond evil, and it’s completely stupid and a destructive mess that’s taking lives.

Universal Credit is a blemish on this country’s conscience and the system needs to be abandoned now before even more people are plunged into abject destitution, and this is not tolerable in the 21st century. Charles Dickens must be turning in his grave.

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Becoming Homeless Under Universal Credit

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A pensioner who cares for her brain-damaged teenage granddaughter worries they could lose their home because of benefit cuts as she goes over to Universal Credit.

Jean Godfrey has brought up Emily Lydon, who has the human kind of mad cow disease since she was a baby. The 19-year-old’s condition started in the womb when her mum, Sally Evans, became one of the first Britons to get the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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It attacked both her brain and that of her unborn baby. Sally died aged 24 in May 2000 when her child was only seven months old. Emily is unable to walk, talk or feed herself and is dependant on her grandmother.

However last month Jean, 68, was told their joint income would be cut from £720 a week to £400 as they went to Universal Credit and because Emily had turned 19, and the benefits they have lost include Support for Mortgage Interest, which was stopped in April this year and succeeded by a loan, Child Tax Credit, Special Guardianship Allowance and Child Benefit.

But government failures let mad cow disease into the human food chain, killing Jean’s her daughter and brain-damaging her granddaughter. Jean has spent 20 years caring for her granddaughter Emily and now these benefits could make them homeless.

Emily can’t talk or eat and a syringe has to be used to pump food into her stomach through a tube. Emily is doubly incontinent and can’t walk which Universal Credit officials know about, but the Department for Work and Pensions responded that Emily was no longer eligible for child benefits as she had turned 19.

After checking her claim, it was found she was eligible for Employment and Support Allowance of £328 a month, which is being backdated, in addition to £58 a week Universal Credit. But it means Emily will still be £245 a week worse off and Jean worries they may lose their bungalow in Newark, Notts.

It requires £150 a month for heating oil, so if she heats the house they can’t eat, and she still believes they will lose their home, and Jean said that despite Emily’s condition, she’s still been asked to attend a work and capability assessment at her local Jobcentre.

The DWP announced in a statement: “As Emily has turned 19 and left full-time education, she is no longer eligible for child benefits,” and presently Emily gets Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments.

The Department of Employment and Support Allowance stated that they have ensured she is getting the right support, and have backdated all payments, and that this has been related to Emily and her grandmother.

Relating to the work capability assessment, a DWP spokesperson added: “As Emily has a severe disability, she will not need to attend any further assessments.”

These are the direct results of a ruthless, cruel government and an inept cow, Theresa May with her immoral Tory party belt-tightening tactics, and being seriously disabled doesn’t come cheap, there are hospital appointments that require a taxi, the equipment required to feed Emily and the feed itself, and any medications that the free prescriptions don’t cover, the adult nappies, the additional electric and gas, it all adds up.

And then there are the Conservatives who are supposed to be the caring party, the only people they care about is their own, the rich who they make sure get richer.

I would like to know how they managed to convey these details to Emily, and the treatment of disabled people and their carers has got to be illegal. This government may as well be giving out lethal injections to all disabled claimants, better still, charge them for the injections, then inform disabled claimants they have to use them as it will save the government money.

I’m sure there will be a few knighthoods or Lords titles on offer at a later date for their noble endeavours, and it’s sickening how disabled people and their carers are made to suffer like this.

Thirty lives are lost each month due to benefit cuts, this is so crazy. Yet we spend so much money overseas, and money is leaving the United Kingdom to support other nations, but how many begging adverts do you see every hour on your TV each day to help out people in other countries, yet our government put our most defenceless and disabled people into such a mental state that they can no longer go on.

The overseas support has become a farce with India using £330 million on the worlds largest statue, yet we still give them aid money, money that would be much better spent on helping our disabled and vulnerable, and these corrupt people don’t care about the sick and disabled, they’re turning human beings into claim numbers and they should be ashamed of themselves.

Didn’t the government announce that austerity had ended? If this is correct, then the government can stop freezing pensioners and starving children, and instead of our taxes going towards royal weddings and funding MP’s expenses for such things like light bulbs it should be going towards our sick and disabled – what happened to our country?

This isn’t living, it’s existing while the wealthy always get wealthier and the poor are left to die.

The Cover Up Man!

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The rolling out of Universal Credit has been an absolute catastrophe and; very poorly controlled, overambitious and poor value for money.

The assault sheet is appalling because there were no acceptable measures of development, computer systems lack the capacity to recognise potentially dishonest claims and, a £34 million venture in IT organisation had to be written off.

The Department for Work and Pensions lacked the obligatory IT skills and, the required senior guidance.  With the scheme way off course, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith is culpable of deceiving MPs and the public.

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He informed the House of Commons on the 5th March that Universal Credit “Is proceeding exactly according to plan.”  Now we find out from the NAO that, prior to making his declaration in March, the Department started a 13 week reset of the whole programme.

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That’s just the tip of the iceberg, four months earlier, in December 2012, the Department decreased caseloads predicted for the following April by 80 per cent.  Five months earlier, the Department had greatly put an end to expanding organisation for the national roll out.

Should mothers work or stay at home?

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The chancellor has really gotten his knickers in a twist over this one, but while he might have been completely ready to hand his children over, when they were younger to an absolute stranger, a number of parents are not and, will not and, it wouldn’t matter how much money you gave them.

I mean if you’re not going to get to see your own child cut it’s first tooth, or stroll across the floor for the first time, or even discover how to use the potty, then what is the purpose in having children?

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These extraordinary activities that our children do are actions that we can’t get back once they’ve been done and, I wouldn’t have been willing in handing my child over to someone that I had not ever in fact met, after 6 weeks of my babies life.

After all, the newborns that we have from this period, are the future which will with any luck go onto attain a great deal of excellent things, so I’m not sure the answer would be to hand them over to anyone the government want us to.

We are not androids that are automated into doing a particular thing that we don’t really want to, we’re human beings with vital fluid routing throughout our veins and, up until that changes I think that parents are the much more suitable option for looking after their children.

I can’t see what’s improper with mothers remaining at home to take care of their children, despite the fact that a number of mothers don’t have that option, which is a pity for the mother and, child because both miss out on something throughout the bringing up process and, it may sound extremely old vogue, but why shouldn’t a parent remain at home with their child so that they can bring them up?

I’m sure if something happened to that child that Social Services would be investigating every nook and cranny, interrogating why they weren’t there in the first place, because it’s the responsibility of the parent in the safekeeping of their child, instead of someone else doing it for them.

In addition, do we know whom we are employing?  They may come with a character reference, but since when has that had any importance, when there are so many children being sexually assaulted by people we might have employed on the belief that their references were spot on.

On the other hand, what is inappropriate with a grandparent looking after a child while the parents go to work.  Numerous people who have to go to work, would sooner a family member look after their child, than someone that they don’t know, but of course, you can’t do that because the government will not give payment to a family member to look after your children while you work.

Nonetheless, the government can’t have their cake and eat it and, it’s necessary that there’s somebody there for the children in the early years, as well as in the middle and teenage years as family situations and pressures alter.

The government describe it as social engineering, to get you to hand over your children to someone else and, it’s not fair to put mothers under such continuing strain because being a mother is an occupation in itself and, one that a great deal of mothers love the most.

It’s difficult to know who will be the most enraged at hearing George Osborne say, that for a stay at home mother, that it’s their lifestyle choice, but it’s not a lifestyle choice.  It’s the normal inherent tendency of a mother that wishes to stay at home with her child, to bring up that child, to finally become a grown-up.

George Osborne without doubt needs to disentangle his knickers before somebody is seen to be using them as a sling shot.  It’s a division between good and bad and, it appears to mostly be resolved by determining the better off are good and, low earners are bad.

Next year Universal Credit is meant to roll out to all.  The Joseph Rowntree Foundation disclosed that for a couple there is just no incentive for a second partner to work, owing to the steep way in which UC removes benefit and childcare assistance as people take home more wages.

Say for argument purposes a father on the lowest level wage works full time and his wife joins him full time, their earnings will at most improve by £29 a week because of the harsh fall in their credit and childcare allowance, so she may as well remain at home because, regardless of his words, George Osborne’s strategy makes her work unproductive.

Teaching and disorder triumph, with a prejudice with regard to their own kind and, a huge majority want to be in employment, but often for little extra cash.

Is a stay at home parenting good?  Well, only when the situation is good and, they can afford it, but most live in torment, especially when it affects mothers that have often found themselves single, with no career to fall back on.

In addition, how come the scrutiny is continually on the poor, like it’s their pursuit to be poor, they don’t choose to be in that situation and, it’s not what makes them happy, so for what purpose are they pigeonholed, when there are many women out there that are unmarried, but have assets and, they don’t get branded.

The reason being is because they have resources and, they don’t sponge from the government, but see how fast that would alter if their circumstances were to change.  See how swiftly that would go from being a woman of character to a woman of poverty.

There is no benefit to being poor and, people will only work more arduously and diligently, for longer hours if it’s to their benefit, they will not work harder and longer so that it’s more convenient to the government’s finances.

In addition, the government might be skilful enough to tweak us a little by attempting to pull the wool over some of the publics eyes, but they can’t do it to everyone because contrary to popular belief there are some of us out there that do have intelligence and, know how to utilise it and, do fairly frequently and, you don’t require a certificate to prove that.

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If it’s not broken, then don’t fix it, so why do the government always feel the need to fix things and, change what is not broken.  It is almost like they have this hole in their pockets and, they have this continual need to spend what they don’t really have and, then take it back off the hard working tax payer.

They have always got to have some new enterprise going, such as Universal Credit, which will end up costing them almost six times more than they previously said.  So, it’s this neediness to spend money all the time, like some overindulgent child… But where is this money coming from?