WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,030,246
Topics75,821
Members13,699
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs3
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
38 registered members (Bazza55, 5 invisible), 1,208 guests, and355 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Very quiet Wikiwirral.
by Fidelio. 9th Feb 2021 12:00pm
Cruising with casper
by casper. 6th Feb 2021 2:13pm
Hobbies and Pastimes
by granny. 6th Feb 2021 10:28am
Hotel Isolation
by casper. 5th Feb 2021 6:57pm
New Wirral History
79 Caledonia 42 Cathcart Street 237 Cleveland St
by mikeeb. 20th Feb 2021 11:10am
Birkenhead Carnival, 1902
by bert1. 12th Feb 2021 7:29am
Birkenhead aerial photo, 1945
by yoller. 9th Feb 2021 9:28pm
4mph speed limit over the Penny Bridge.
by mikeeb. 23rd Jan 2021 3:43pm
Gladstone Street
by Chevi. 6th Jan 2021 8:39pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Pier House New Brighton
by Moonstar. 24th Feb 2021 9:59am
126 North Star Hotel 332 Cleveland Street 332 Mars
by Jones1407. 23rd Feb 2021 11:16am
Birkenhead aerial photo, 1945
by joney. 23rd Feb 2021 10:36am
713 Queen's Arms,Borough Rd (Victoria Rd),Seacombe
by Norton. 23rd Feb 2021 10:17am
Birkenhead Carnival, 1902
by bri445. 22nd Feb 2021 10:07am
The New Brighton Pier
by bri445. 22nd Feb 2021 9:59am
Business now demolished Late 70s Higher Beb.
by philstreet. 22nd Feb 2021 6:20am
705 The Marine Hotel - 1 Birkenhead Road Seacombe
by mikeeb. 21st Feb 2021 1:31pm
689 The Blazing Stump or The Royal Swan Seacombe
by mikeeb. 21st Feb 2021 12:34pm
February
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
I, Daniel Blake #1028731
14th Jan 2017 1:22pm
14th Jan 2017 1:22pm
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,385
happy place
eddtheduck Offline OP
Forum Addict
eddtheduck  Offline OP
Forum Addict
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,385
happy place
What a film a must see

A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack, befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair. Heartfelt and emotional until the end that will make you cry.

Daniel Blake is caught in a trap.

A bureaucratic hell populated by "computer says no" mini Hitlers occupying mainly minor roles in the Jobseeker hell that in a bid to out 'scroungers' the system has eaten itself and is spitting out vulnerable pitiful fodder like Daniel and the lovable but deeply vulnerable Katie.

He's had a heart attack and his doctors say he can't work but the Benefits Police say he has to go on jobseeker allowance and look for work or lose all entitlement to any money AT ALL.

Katie is moved from a women's hostel in London because she can't afford a flat in London with her two children She's having the same problems, only hers start from a tinpot Hitler chucking her out of the Job Centre for being late for her appointment.

if you liked Cathy Come Home you'll like this but be ready to cry cry


Not on here no more
Google Ads
Re: I, Daniel Blake [Re: eddtheduck] #1028747
14th Jan 2017 5:14pm
14th Jan 2017 5:14pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,285
wallasey
C
casper Online content
Forum Master
casper  Online Content
Forum Master
C
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,285
wallasey
We watched it last night edd, so sad, well worth a look, certainly a condemnation of this odious government, who introduced it to punish all regardless of circumstances.

Re: I, Daniel Blake [Re: eddtheduck] #1028769
15th Jan 2017 8:32am
15th Jan 2017 8:32am
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Heswallish
I had to go through the esa claim procedure 50 minutes phone call knowing i would not get it but my emplyer needed a letter from them saying so. When the letter arrived it said we cant pay you esa because the law says so. The last time i had to go through the system at least they told me which bit of the rules applied.
My daughter was sent by the benefit office to a job meeting on the same day she had to sign on ...the timings meant she couldnt get back in time to sign on and they sanctioned her even afte explaining. Found out it seemed t be a tactic as others had money stopped in same circumstances.

Re: I, Daniel Blake [Re: eddtheduck] #1029698
29th Jan 2017 4:21pm
29th Jan 2017 4:21pm
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,446
Here.
RUDEBOX Offline
Wiki Master
RUDEBOX  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,446
Here.
Ellesmere Port Unite Community Branch Nw/10500 are proud to present Ken Loach's award winning film I, Daniel Blake

Free Admission, Disabled Access, Free Refreshments

We will host a short discussion following the film which will be led by Alec Spencer, Development Officer at West Cheshire Foodbank

I, Daniel Blake is the story of a man who suffers from a heart condition and his struggle to access the sickness benefits he should be entitled to and his friendship with a single mother who had been forced to move up north leaving friends and family behind because of a situation forced upon her by the recently introduced housing benefit cap.

Doors Open 6:30pm
Film Starts 7:00pm

Certificate 15

Wednesday 1st February
Little Sutton Community Centre
Chester Road
Little Sutton
Ellesmere Port
CH66 1QQ



We will be hosting other free screenings across Ellesmere Port during February

Tuesday 7th February
Flatt Lane Community Centre
Flatt Lane
Ellesmere Port
CH65 8DP
https://www.facebook.com/events/320939658299868/

Wednesday 15th February
Wolverham Community Centre
Cheltenham Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 5DS
https://www.facebook.com/events/1632411417054467/

Tuesday 21st February
Thelwall Road Community Centre
Thelwall Road
Great Sutton
Ellesmere Port
CH66 3JT
https://www.facebook.com/events/1176403602479715/

Tuesday 28th February
Westminster Community Centre
Church Parade
Ellesmere Port
CH65 2ER
https://www.facebook.com/events/388531304829981/


Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn


Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Pier House New Brighton
by Moonstar. 21st Feb 2021 10:31am
Business now demolished Late 70s Higher Beb.
by philstreet. 20th Feb 2021 11:49pm
79 Caledonia 42 Cathcart Street 237 Cleveland St
by mikeeb. 20th Feb 2021 11:10am
Pooch perfect
by cools. 20th Feb 2021 10:29am
Perseverance
by cools. 19th Feb 2021 10:22am
For Sale & Free
CUPS & SAUCERS FREE
by gerry1. 20th Feb 2021 11:52am
Black and Purple Puma Suedes
by Julie64. 16th Feb 2021 1:55pm
Red leather Lacoste bag
by Peter0787. 14th Feb 2021 1:08pm
PLASMA TV/MONITOR £££ 4 U
by _Ste_. 13th Feb 2021 9:44pm
Vauxhall meriva 1.4 VXR rep
by paul110180. 1st Feb 2021 11:21am
Member Spotlight
derekdwc
derekdwc
Birkenhead
Posts: 5,172
Joined: October 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
vichodgson, Alybong001, Sangamo, BlazesMum, table47
13699 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Pier House New Brighton
by Moonstar. 21st Feb 2021 10:31am
Business now demolished Late 70s Higher Beb.
by philstreet. 20th Feb 2021 11:49pm
non essentials
by lincle. 10th Feb 2021 9:17am
Dock Branch Park
by mikeeb. 6th Feb 2021 1:03pm
carpet
by lincle. 5th Feb 2021 8:50am
News : New Topics
Perseverance
by cools. 19th Feb 2021 10:22am
Lucky horse
by cools. 6th Feb 2021 9:12pm
Brackenwood
by cools. 30th Jan 2021 8:08pm
Fishing
by diggingdeeper. 29th Jan 2021 5:16pm
Aggravated Burglary Foiled
by diggingdeeper. 28th Jan 2021 5:55pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Pooch perfect
by cools. 20th Feb 2021 10:29am
SystemOfADown
by GaryFromWirral. 9th Feb 2021 3:59pm
Free Dog with your Pizza
by granny. 7th Feb 2021 10:15am
A Turkish version similar to Game of thrones query
by derekdwc. 26th Jan 2021 11:46am
Wirral Covid
by diggingdeeper. 4th Jan 2021 2:59am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 7:09am
Sunset Wed 5:41pm
Local Time Wed 4:35pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1