Direct Payments, Councils Abusing Disabled People

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Liz R (Account suspended)

Dear HM Revenue & Customs,

Thursday, Feb 10 2011

Personal Budgets and Direct payments

RBKC (one council) in direct Violation/Breach of Human Rights Act regarding Direct Payments for Disabled Clients by exhorting and forcing the current pressures on frail/disabled/sick residents into producing what amounts to a civic duty thus a violation of Article 4 (below) plus the details requested by RBKC violate Article 8 and 3 due to demands plus authoritarianism and lack of ***empathy for people in pain**** by forcing local policy over law which they tend to alter unilaterally to suit themselves, that is all documented.

People like myself can be quite happy with minimal Direct Payments without incurring bigger expense to all.

RBKC Have ceased payments to me as chronically disabled person, that were 50 GBP PW- they intend to replace it with a service that will cost approx 3 times as much, when I am quite happy with the Direct Payment Scheme.

I have been physically assaulted twice by carers they have sent previously and more horror inflicted by them can be seen here www.elizabeth-R.blogspot.com - my disabled and (now) mute son at risk living with a serial law-breaking and violent abuser (long story, please read the blog)

RBKC are demanding too much, too often and are entirely inconsistent (dates of receipts required/change of social workers and so on)

HUMAN RIGHTS ACT;

Article 3: Inhuman Treatment

[] or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Article 4 Slavery (d) any work or service which forms part of normal civic obligations.

Article 8: Right to privacy
(1) Everyone has the right for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
(2) There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

Social Services seem entirely oblivious to the physical pain disabled people face daily, let alone the distress they cause, and worse they seem to enjoy making life difficult for people in pain.

Have you any information broader information / complaints regarding these violations that are violated by local government departments?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Liz

HM Revenue and Customs

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