The only obligation of wider society to those who are in need of support, is for them to be able to maintain a basic lifestyle during their period of need to Basic Living Standard Terms – with the support being given, being itself the only obvious difference. By making all payments or rather the equivalent … Continue reading The Benefits Smart Card
Tag: What we need
Savings, Investments & Other Eventualities: What we need
As the basic standard, everyone should have access to a basic non-contributory pension scheme (Employer administered when working), paid into the community ‘pot’
Entertainment: What we need
As a basic standard, everyone should have access to a community sports hub within a short distance of home, where the widest range of different sports clubs should be available for that location. Everyone should have unlimited access to free to view TV and Digital Radio.
Personal Communication: What we need
The basic standard for communication requirements would be to have unrestricted access to broadband quality internet provision. To have one (1x) computer or combined PC/TV device that can be used to complete personal administration, shop online, access job applications and free to view TV/News Services/Digital Radio/social media.
Utilities: What we need
The basic standard of utility provision for each person would be electricity to provide light and power for all basic requirements and no more. Gas for basic heating and cooking requirements and no more. Water for basic consumption and hygiene requirements and no more:
Clothing: What we need
The basic standard for personal clothing provision would be to be able to maintain 2/3 sets of clothing for general use. To have 1 set of all-weather clothing and to have 1 set of clothing for special events. Beyond this, all communities should have their own lending library or service for clothes.
Accommodation: What we need
The basic standard for any accommodation would be that its warm, dry, safe, secure, accessible to local amenities and public transport links (or appropriate alternatives), with an environment that facilitates and allows healthy living and provides appropriate space and facilities for the number of people who are permanent residents within the household.
Food: What we need
In reality, people need no more than two (2x) meals per day. Clean eating may have become a recent fad. But clean eating is also prescient and a precursor of what necessarily lies ahead. Contrary to what all the commercial and big money interests will keep telling us for as long as they can, we … Continue reading Food: What we need
The Basic Standard: what everyone should have – and be able to afford to have
Change will define what we need, rather than everything being about what we want The point we shouldn’t miss is that a Financial and Systemic collapse of the kind where everything we know changes, will result in everyone having to share what is available. Access will not be based on what anyone can or cannot … Continue reading The Basic Standard: what everyone should have – and be able to afford to have