Universal Support is part of Health & Work Programme contained in the government’s Green Paper and Universal Credit. So here is the outline of what that entails . These pernicious and dangerous decisions could potentially cause considerable harm to some very fragile people all done with subtle questions which on surface appear harmless. This will be done via HWC (Health & Work Conversation) and Claimant Commitment.

Universal Support
This part of Universal Credit is intended to be well-meaning but it also is potentially intimidating for claimants.  Work Coaches need to identify those with need for extra support such as ;

• Mental health issues
• Learning difficulties
• Drug or alcohol addiction
• Homelessness
• English language limitations
• Literacy difficulties
• Prisoners & Detainees
• 16 and 17 year olds
• Non EEA – including refugees
• Physical disabilities
• Working abroad
• Domestic violence victims
• Sensory disabilities
• Severely indebted

• Over 18 care leavers
• Gambling addiction
• MAPPA claimants
• Numeracy difficulties
• Supported by the Troubled Families programme
• Rural isolation

then refer them to the appropriate service which will help them move to be independent from the state and managing their money till the next payment, and move closer to the job market through government holistic support.
78% claimants according to the government survey are familiar with online claims. Those who are not, will be supported to digital services, learning, but for those where that isn’t possible there will still be a service available. This appears to make it part of conditionality process when they have the health and work conversation which is mandatory when the claimant signs their claimant commitment. This is the ‘Nanny State’ in action and must contravene the Human Rights Act as well as possibly the Equality Act. This is using coercion which will dictate income and sanctions on a claimant’s behaviour to nudge them in the direction the government sees fit. This removes choice and is deeply concerning.




Comments on: "Universal Support-Universal Credit" (8)

  1. Barry kenny said:

    These government Assassins are the enemy trying to kill you its lawful legal murder and someone is going to be killed people can only take so much


  2. Reblogged this on sdbast.


  3. Reblogged this on campertess.


  4. His there I’ve been signed of sick for the last fiver years now they say am fit for work so I went to have appointment at the Fulham job centre and the person I saw said to me you don’t look fit for work so I told her it them thing they call doctor’s for your assessment have not got a clue to who can and can’t work it should be that you should be able to sue them for the pain and everything else.then see how many people they say are fit if you can sue them


  5. Is there some opt out form that can be drawn up? Something along the lines of that used to opt out of GP data sharing?


  6. […] Further Reading ; https://blueannoyed.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/universal-support-universal-credit/ […]


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