Remembrance video and reflections

We received this new song for Remembrance.

Kester Disability Rights has supported many suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

People often don't realise how let down people can be by the benefits system.  Being sent this wonderful song reminded me, for example, of the Northern Ireland veteran I found sleeping rough - his ESA had been terminated because he didn't go to a personal assessment.  The letter was sent to an address from before he became street homeless. 

And I remember one man from when I worked for Citizens Advice who served in the Gulf War and was ridiculed for turning up to a personal assessment in his medals, before being disallowed benefits he was obviously entitled to. 

Although these are "no brainer" cases that it is easy to win it of course shouldn't happen in the first place.  Yet we also get abuse survivors wrongly denied benefits every month.  Hopefully the covid crisis will get more people realising that social security should be there for all who need it.