Daniel Blake, 59, has a heart problem, and has been told by a doctor not to work. Although a doctor advised Mr. Blake not to work. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) health professional deemed him fit for work.
Mr. Blake, who has a heart problem had to claim Jobseekers Allowance, whilst trying to appeal the decision that he as fit for work.
Daniel Blake could build you a house, but using a computer was totally alien to him. Whilst applying for Job Seekers Allowance, he met Katie.
A single mother who had to move to Newcastle with her two children. Because she couldn't afford to live with her family in London.
Whilst appealing the Department for Work and Pensions, Daniel Blake is on the hunt for non-existent jobs, and feel humiliated by the system. However, he builds a very strong bond with Katie.
Daniel Blake was a carpenter. So he had little tips and tricks to show Katie and her two children ways to keep their new flat warm.
1. Put bubble wrap over your window. The sun will heat the room.
2. Light a candle, and put a plant pot over it with the bottom face-up.
Katie is in a mess. She is doing everything she can to ensure her children get the best life, even after being sanctioned. She sells herself, and when Daniel finds out, she feels humiliated, too. All she wanted to do was buy her daughter a nice pair of shoes.