The mother and father of a susceptible man from Aberbargoed have spoken in their frustration at what they see as the continued failings of their son’s assist offerings. Carl Waltham’s son Jason requires additional help because of his getting to know difficulties. However, Mr. Waltham claims that the services which should have been offering this assist have been letting his son down. Jason, 35, was assigned a support employee seven years in the past through Newport firm Reach. Mr. Waltham brought that Jason has been having hassle gaining access to Universal Credit because of the reality that he had problems the usage of a pc. He became moved into a brand new property in Hengoed, but Mr. Waltham claims his son endured to stand an uphill struggle. “He was given in touch with me in May of closing yr to mention he had a letter to visit a courtroom,” said Mr. Waltham. “It turned into regarding his rent arrears. “We had been confident via the Job Centre that everyone his rent become being paid despite the fact that his Universal Credit was sanctioned. “They advised us that despite the fact that his cash was nevertheless sanctioned, he’d still have his housing benefit paid.” Jason turned into given an emergency charge from the discretionary fund and obtained six weeks’ worth of food bank vouchers.


“I had to get Jason’s caseworker to write off to Universal Credit to say that they had been helping him, that he had to gain knowledge of problems and that his money has been sanctioned,” said Mr. Waltham. As some distance as Jason’s parents have been involved, the letter had been despatched off in January. However, Mr. Waltham claims that the only time they heard back was while Jason changed into despatched a letter announcing he needed to attend courtroom due to rent having no longer been paid. Mr. Waltham went on to say that through touch with United Welsh and Universal Credit, he managed to cozy the back bills and Jason had now acquired the money in full. However, the problems didn’t stop there. Mr. Waltham claims that he changed into contacted to provide permission for Jason’s social employee to pay the debts for rent arrears out of the amount Jason had obtained in lower back bills from Universal Credit. He agreed but claims that the social employee also paid courtroom expenses without his consent. “Jason wasn’t even answerable for court docket fees,” he said. During this time, there had been further issues at Jason’s flat. “The flat next door was set on the hearth,” stated Mr. Waltham. “Someone had chucked petrol out of the front door. “Not long after that his the front door got attacked with the aid of a person with a hatchet and a petroleum disc-cutter.” Jason’s case employee arranged for him to transport into a mattress and breakfast in Caerphilly. This pass changed into undertaken although Mr. Waltham claims that the police had stated that the “so-referred to a gang who had accomplished this to his door had been from the Caerphilly area.” Then, on March 6, Jason was offered every other belonging. This time in Risca. The belongings became turned down because it turned into deemed too far away from his support community. “I suppose it’s surprising,” stated Mr. Waltham. “To be setting a vulnerable person in a place he doesn’t recognize, out of doors his circle of the guide. “Now they’re saying that because he’s grown to become that belonging down, they don’t have an obligation to assist him.” Mr. Waltham claims Jason faced little desire in transferring returned to his assets in Hengoed. “He was given a bit alarm for every window,” he stated. “If a person’s organized to apply a petrol disc-cutter for your front door, a little beeping alarm isn’t going to place them off.” A spokesman for Caerphilly County Borough Council stated, “We are unable to comment on precise instances, but in situations like this we paintings intently with individuals, their own family and a variety of partner companies which includes housing, the police and help services. “We continually try to promote extra independence, at the same time as imparting an appropriate stage of help.” Since speaker to the Argus, Mr. Waltham has obtained a name from social offerings inviting him to an assembly of every person worried in Jason’s case. The meeting is to take location on the police station in Bargoed. “They said it was because that they had no convention rooms to be had,” he stated. “It’s all very extraordinary. It’s intimidating. “I’m getting ambushed as a way as I’m worried.”

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