A DIY father-of-three suddenly collapsed while decorating his family home – and died just 26 hours later.
Rob Watson, 41, was halfway through wallpapering his Canterbury bedroom when an aneurysm burst in his brain.
He started vomiting and was helped downstairs and into the garden by his fiancee Sharon O’Reilly, where he collapsed in front of their 13-year-old son Tommy.
This morning my Son pointed out something to me which he could not believe in the Court Round Up in the local Portsmouth News paper.
A young man of no fixed abode and thus effectively homeless which itself brings issues was
FINED FOR FAILING TO TURN UP FOR UNPAID WORK.
Yes that is right he was fined £250 plus £50 Court costs for failing to turn up for unpaid work.
Now this could be due to say failing to turn up to a previous order of say a Community Service Order but the article does not say that it clearly says UNPAID WORK.
The very thought you could be fined for failing to turn up for work and be FINED should send shivers down your spine and probe many to further research as I will but we should also take into accunt this man may very well already be under a Sanction and is homeless so is trapped and the prospect of him finding full-time employment is remote.
More research needs to be done on this and I will bring you what I find in due course, however this goes out now as a warning to all.
Via The BBC of all places
An independent review of fitness-to-work tests has found “considerable dissatisfaction” among disabled people.
Dr Paul Litchfield, an occupational physician, highlighted the need to treat people with dignity and respect as a particular area for improvement.
Communication with disabled people by assessors was another area of concern.
Training advice on assessments showed a “confrontational set up”, the report found, which “is not accepted practice in clinical healthcare”.
Assessments could be improved by adjusting the layout of interview rooms, better listening skills and the avoidance of inferring answers not provided by interviewees, according to Dr Litchfield.