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Disabled Discrimination support needed

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angie610m
angie610m Community member Posts: 31 Courageous
I was recently a victim. The police discriminated me, not first time. It happened in 2017 too. I am physically disabled. The officer on the phone said in a condescending way; "Do you understand if we take a statement it will go to court?" Then attended my home, it got worse, one officer saw my crutch and said: "I see you use a walking aid, but do you have learning disabilities too?" The officer who was condescending on the phone, proceeded to say: "you're vulnerable and you need support." I contacted EASS. They advised it was direct discrimination by perception. I used their template to put in a complaint. The complaints team have informed me, that the officers did not have their body cams on, and calls were not recorded. So there is no evidence. It has happened to the same person twice now. I spoke to IOPC, but they cannot look into it as I need a final response. So I got back in touch with the PSD who are dealing with the complaint, they've said as there is no evidence, they cannot take my complaint as a formal complaint. I spoke to IOPC again and they've said, they would contact the PSD and tell them to take it as a formal complaint. I have not heard anything more. However, I feel like I'm at a dead end. But this should not be happening, and how many other disabled people are discriminated against by the police? Something needs to be done. Any advice, support or anything else I can do going forward please? 

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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @angie610m

    I am so sorry no one was able to answer your query. I just wanted to comment and see if there were any updates to this situation? Did EASS help?
    Hannah - She / Her

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  • Dempseym
    Dempseym Community member Posts: 32 Courageous
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    I am still being harassed by neighbours because of my disability.  I have asked for a reasonable adjustment but the Council were caught on CCTV aiding and abetting a known offending council tenant who demanded the council's "ineffective" reasonable adjustment to be removed. Since then I have been socially isolated to the point of social isolation and lockdown. All to allow their offending council tenant, her family and visitors to obstruct my access to the highway. I can no longer see my son, and the council have supported the continued harassment of their KNOWN offending council tenant and her family.  So, how can you help a disabled person trapped in their own home. Can you help with that ?????
  • angie610m
    angie610m Community member Posts: 31 Courageous
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    @Hannah_Scope sorry u only just saw this notification. No help what so ever. The police denied any wrong doing. Eass wanted me to take it to court. But need a formal way of a letter off police before I could. But police wasn't being helpful at all. 
  • angie610m
    angie610m Community member Posts: 31 Courageous
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    @Dempseym I'm not sure why you've posted this on my post. As I don't think it will be seen. I was asking a question. Sorry this is happened to you. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,642 Disability Gamechanger
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    Now I am confused 
    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

  • Dempseym
    Dempseym Community member Posts: 32 Courageous
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    Sorry, I have reposted my comments to the appropriate section. 
  • Dempseym
    Dempseym Community member Posts: 32 Courageous
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    woodbine said:
    Now I am confused 
    What is confusing you?????

  • angie610m
    angie610m Community member Posts: 31 Courageous
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    @woodbine what's confusing please? I made a post about being discriminated against by the police. @Dempseym posted under a post I made. I wasn't receiving updates on this so I missed Hannah's post. 
  • Dempseym
    Dempseym Community member Posts: 32 Courageous
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    Oh is that what confused you? Don't worry, I have reposted it to the appropriate site.  

  • hudson
    hudson Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Could you please advice me concerning my husband, he has many health issues, heart ,had cancer, got progressive MS. He is 74 I’m his carer. We applied for a disabled car last year and told he’s not allowed as he’s of pensionable age. How can they knock us back, it seems to me we are being discriminated against for being old. He worked all his life never abused the system,and is treated like this. 
    Would appreciate any advice
     any thanks
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,648 Scope online community team
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    Hi @hudson

    • To claim Motability for over 65s, you must receive at least one of the below allowances:

      The Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)


      The Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)


      The Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)


      The War Pensioners’ mobility Supplement (WPMS)



    • Motability allowance age limits

      The current age limit for claiming the above allowances for the first time through the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is 64.

      Unfortunately, you can’t apply for eligible allowances once you reach 65 years or older.

    • Other considerations for Motability over 65

      Individuals over the age of 65 with additional care requirements such as mental or physical disabilities may nominate someone as a named driver on the lease. This is suitable for care home residents that will still benefit from the vehicle, so they enjoy the freedom the Motability Scheme brings.

      Care home residents can still claim a Motability car, as long as they’re still fully benefiting from having the vehicle.

      Motability lease cars can also be adapted for any additional driving needs. For example, specialist adaptations, improved accessibility, and stowage modifications can be implemented to make the driving experience suitable for the individual. 

    Scope
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  • hudson
    hudson Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thanks for your advice Richard. We are on PIP, but they increased are allowance, but not the mobility rate. We’ve been told there’s no chance of us having a car. 
    Guess we’ll have to accept that, but it just seems so wrong.
  • Dempseym
    Dempseym Community member Posts: 32 Courageous
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    Dempseym said:
    Oh is that what confused you? Don't worry, I have reposted it to the appropriate site.  

    I have not received any support since I posted my concerns.  Not sure why? 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Hey @Dempseym I'm sorry that you've not received any support. Sometimes things get missed if you are asking questions on other peoples posts.  Have you tried starting your own discussion so others will be able to see it easily? 
    Albus (he/him)

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