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Let's Close Down the DWP

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In the UK today disabled people are astonished by the absurdity of a whole new system that has emerged out of the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) in order to solve the problem of unemployment for disabled people. 


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Carer Of Man Who Had Brain Tumour Hits Out At Benefits Cut

Carer Of Man Who Had Brain Tumour Hits Out At Benefits Cut | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A community worker caring for a man who was found fit for work despite previously suffering a brain tumour and having an amputated leg has described the desperate conditions of "hundreds of people" who have fallen through the net.
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Scottish Doctors Slam Atos

Scottish Doctors Slam Atos | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Scottish doctors have slammed controversial French firm Atos over the 'fit to work' tests they carry out for the Department of Work and Pensions, with one telling a conference that their local assessment centre has been nicknamed "Lourdes", because...

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Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos

Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
An amputee who cannot walk, struggles to talk and is brain damaged has been passed “fit for work” and had his benefits cut under government reforms.
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Ministers ridiculed over Spartacus snub

Ministers ridiculed over Spartacus snub | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Two ministers faced ridicule and anger tonight after trying to use an “extraordinary” and “ludicrous” excuse to explain a refusal to meet a delegation of disabled activists.

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Doctors slam benefits reviews as 'a disaster for patients'

Doctors slam benefits reviews as 'a disaster for patients' | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
GPs said they were 'overwhelmed' with patients seeking help with appeals after losing state support.
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The tragedy of Alice

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How the Work Capability Assessment costs lives - its impact on people with mental health problems is more serious than Atos have acknowledged.
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Rise in Atos rulings overturned by appeals | UK | News | Daily Express

Rise in Atos rulings overturned by appeals | UK | News | Daily Express | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
THE rate of successful appeals against the Government’s fitness for work tests is rising despite a series of reforms to the system.
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The Shadow State: The "dehumanising, degrading" treatment of disabled people

The Shadow State: The "dehumanising, degrading" treatment of disabled people | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
One woman with Crohn's told to work in a nappy; another with 90 per cent burns declared fit to work. No wonder the Work Capability Assessment, administered by Atos, has been declared "unfit for purpose".
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Change To Disability Benefits Appeals Process Could Leave People Penniless

Change To Disability Benefits Appeals Process Could Leave People Penniless | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A double whammy of a revised appeals process and the abolition of legal aid threatens to deny benefits to vulnerable claimants
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Anxiety over Atos fit-for-work test leads to father's heart attack

Anxiety over Atos fit-for-work test leads to father's heart attack | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
JIM ELLIOTT suffered a massive heart attack a day after his 20-minute work capability assessment during which he had complained of chest pains and struggling to breathe. He was still deemed fit to work.
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Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos

Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
An amputee who cannot walk, struggles to talk and is brain damaged has been passed “fit for work” and had his benefits cut under government reforms.
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Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos

Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
An amputee who cannot walk, struggles to talk and is brain damaged has been passed “fit for work” and had his benefits cut under government reforms.
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Ministers ridiculed over Spartacus snub

Ministers ridiculed over Spartacus snub | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Two ministers faced ridicule and anger tonight after trying to use an “extraordinary” and “ludicrous” excuse to explain a refusal to meet a delegation of disabled activists.

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Blind campaigner who fought Atos at Holyrood leads battle with benefits bullies

Blind campaigner who fought Atos at Holyrood leads battle with benefits bullies | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
HENRY SHERLOCK has been asked for help from others on how to fight cuts after standing up to Atos Healthcare at the Scottish Parliament.
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Rise in Atos rulings overturned by appeals | UK | News | Daily Express

Rise in Atos rulings overturned by appeals | UK | News | Daily Express | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
THE rate of successful appeals against the Government’s fitness for work tests is rising despite a series of reforms to the system.
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The Shadow State: The "dehumanising, degrading" treatment of disabled people

The Shadow State: The "dehumanising, degrading" treatment of disabled people | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
One woman with Crohn's told to work in a nappy; another with 90 per cent burns declared fit to work. No wonder the Work Capability Assessment, administered by Atos, has been declared "unfit for purpose".
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