Tuesday 17th April 2018 – Letter From David Kinnair (Birmingham City Council’s Head of Benefits) Takes 11 Days To Be Delivered! Leaves Me Only 3 Days To Provide Detailed Info To Council!

I have just received a letter from David Kinnair (Head of Benefits) Birmingham City Council’s Benefits Service, dated 6th April 2018.  It took 11 days to drop through my letterbox!

It states that I must provide detailed accounts/income information for a different member of my household within 14 days of the letter.  As the letter is dated the 6th of April 2018, I only have a couple of days left, so will miss the deadline, as the accounts haven’t been done yet.

In January 2018, I was visited by  “JR” from the DWP (Performance Measurement), and in the copy of the Statement she completed, it was clearly agreed that my family member would provide his accounts to Birmingham City Council by 1st May 2018.

So today I first sent a complaint to B’ham CC, about the postal delay, and that the deadline to submit my family member’s accounts has been brought forward from the 1/5/18 (that “JR” (DWP) had agreed with me in January 2018), to 20th April 2018.

Then I phoned “JR” (DWP) who suggested I phone Bham CC’s Benefits Service. [10 mins on phone].

Then I’ve just phoned B’ham CC’s Benefits Service, I spoke to “D”,  she said all she can do is message “Processing”, who will then have 10 working days in which to respond to me.

I said I’ll email my local Birmingham City Councillor. [I’ll see if I hear back from earlier email first].  [22 mins on phone]

I’ve since emailed my local Councillor. I’ve also sent an extra element of complaint to Bham CC, as they’d failed to include the form that they’re telling me/family member to complete!

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Alfie Evans Deserves Chance of Life – Let His Parents Take Him To Italy, Instead of Being Condemned To Death (thanks to British “Justice”)

Yet again, a toddler is being deprived of a final chance of life, however slim,  by Great British “Justice”, to health treatment abroad.

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool has won its court battles against Alfie’s parents.

Alder Hey has triumphed in it’s desire of impending certain death for young Alfie Evans.

Following the scandal of GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital) in its battles against the parents of Charlie Gard, I vowed never to give any donation to GOSH.

I now feel the same for Alder Hey, as they have put Alfie’s parents through the most immense distress, and for what?  To prove a point?  To crush any future opposition to the hospital’s decisions?

Welcome to Great Britain!  Where two loving parents have to battle through the courts, and against the medical professionals and lawyers at Alder Hey, at the most stressful time of their lives.

I am particularly disgusted by those that criticise the parents of Alfie Evans, “doctors know best, etc…”, or for complaining about the noise of the protests outside the hospital.

At the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in 2012, there was a tribute to the NHS, with a performance featuring people jumping up and down on beds.  Perhaps a more appropriate advert for some aspects of the NHS nowadays would be scenes of the police holding back the parents of seriously ill children, as medics remove ventilation and treatment from their children, causing death within minutes.

However slim Alfie’s chances are of successful treatment abroad, and let’s face it, his chances of improvement are probably weaker than they would have been months ago, due to Alder Hey and the Courts refusing to support the wishes of his parents earlier, his parents should NOT be prevented from taking him to Italy, where he has a chance of life.

Remember Ashya King?  The UK medics were wrong about him too…….

We only get to hear about prominent cases in the news, but this must be the tip of the iceberg.

I wish Alfie’s parents luck, and all those that end up in their shoes.

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Thursday 5th April 2018 – Been So Pre-occupied With Too Many Issues, Got Hundreds of Posts To Type, When I Can

I haven’t forgotten about this blog, just so overwhelmed, on so many fronts. I’ve got so much to post, but it will have to wait for now…..

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Monday 5th February 2018 – I Score Better Than 73% Of People For Civil Service Judgement Test

On or around today, I took the on-line Civil Service Judgement Test. I scored better than 73% of people who have previously taken this test.

It was for 12 x vacancies at the Animal & Plant Health Agency.

I wasn’t invited to interview.

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Monday 22nd January 2018 – I Score Better Than 69% of People for Civil Service Judgement Test

On or around today, I took the on-line Civil Service Judgement Test. I scored better than 69% of people who have previously taken the test.

It was for 9 x vacancies at the Department for Work and Pensions.

I wasn’t invited to interview.

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Wednesday 3rd Januray 2018 – I Score Better than 91% of People for Civil Service Verbal Reasoning Test

On or around today, I took the on-line Civil Service Verbal Reasoning Test. I scored better than 91% of people who have previously taken the test.

It was for 46 x vacancies, at the Child Maintenance Group.

I wasn’t even invited to interview, despite my exceptional score, and large number of vacancies.  I complained, but to no avail.

This Verbal Reasoning Test Score of 91% is banked for 6 months.

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Wednesday 6th December 2017 – I Score Better Than 69% of People for Civil Service Judgement Test

I scored better than 69% of other people who’ve previously taken the Civil Service Judgement Test.

It was for 3 x vacancies, at the Insolvency Service.

I wasn’t invited to interview.

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