DWP Law unto itself, and the in action of SCOPE .Part two.
Hi all this is part two, part one was locked by Adrian. Link to the OP https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/62947/dwp-law-unto-itself-and-the-in-action-of-scope
Hi John, thought I'd respond on the forum for all to read. Firstly, I'm not as you say, frustrated or angry at the situation, you know what they say, "don't get angry get even". Something has not been understood. Either, you haven't read the full post, or you're sidestepping the question. So I can only draw my own conclusions why you haven't answer my questions.
The question is, why hasn't Scope, with its massive profits £95 million and resources, taken on the DWP (GOV), on behalf of its members ? Or is Scope just using lip-service to make those massive profits, out of the pain and suffering of others, much like the DWP(GOV). Headlines like this don't help.
Scope also professes,
Scope is a national disability charity that campaigns to challenge and change negative attitudes about disability and provides direct services...
I don't see much campaigning towards the DWP (GOV), I apologize in advance, if you could point me in the direction of any campaigns Scope has had/ongoing with the DWP (GOV), I'd love to read them.
I'm pretty sure this post will get closed PDQ as well, but some may just get to read it before it does. What's my beef ? Let's get to it,
All our lives the masses have been lied to by big Corporations, who make massive profits, The Government and countless others. When it's time to pay us back what we've paid in, they don't want to pay us back. So you see when Scope make claims like this,
- disabled people living the life they choose, and
- having financial security.
have been following your post on the community and wanted to take the opportunity to respond to you in person. On Friday Adrian posted the following statement in response:
‘We know many disabled people are rightly angry at the injustice they experience through the benefits system. We guard our independence carefully so we can challenge damaging policy. In recent meetings with government ministers we have been vocal about our concerns about unfair and stressful benefit assessments, sanctions and the rollout of Universal Credit. Scope is calling for radical reform of benefits tests and an end to sanctions, because we believe these things are essential to get equality for disabled people.’
I am satisfied that we have offered a fair and open response to you. Obviously I understand your frustration and anger at the situation, but we feel we are approaching the injustice disabled people face in the best possible way to bring about positive change.
I do hope you will continue to be an active member of the community, please do continue to post about the challenges disabled people face, but I’d ask you do this in a way which is respectful of others. If in doubt please refer to our community guidelines.
Director of Customer Strategy and Experience