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Posts posted by Growler

  1. I have encountered some good ones too. It's very frustrating when you send a client though, and you have no idea how they will be treated even when you know they are entitled to help. The vast majority of the guests in our shelter want to work, but you can't get a job living on the streets and it's also very hard to keep jumping through hoops with the system. We try to get people onto benefits, into housing, and finding work in that order. When you get a total nazi behind the desk it compiles misery on misery for people who have significant problems taking control of their lives.


    Totally agree with you, I work for the local social services as an advisor so luckily don't do much work with people who have to look at claiming JSA, but do encounter similar obstacles for people who are genuinely trying to claim what they're entitled to for other benefits

  2. Benefits advisers. Have to deal with a lot of these, trying to help homeless people get their lives in order, and you will get a different answer from every single one you speak to.


    That's my line of work and I'd have to agree with you! Some of the people I have worked with or met from other agencies honestly think they're modern day saints and any change that comes in never seen as a good thing, always moaning about something!

  3. I started crossfit about this time last year and enjoyed it. The workouts are varied so it's hard the get bored of it and the coaches & others in the classes keep each other motivated. Don't get to go as much now because of work,which is a shame as I found it better than any gym and overall results were good!