Monday, 12 November 2012

Spartacus Report into the Work Capability Assessment

Taken directly from

"Anticipating the publication of Professor Harrington’s third (and, for him, final) annual review of the Work Capability Assessment, the WeAreSpartacus group have published our own review, from the lived experience of the sick and disabled people going through it. The People’s Review of the Work Capability Assessment includes the experiences of more than 70 claimants who have been wrongly assessed, humiliated, badly treated and forced to go to tribunal to secure the benefits to which they are legally entitled. The review also highlights press reports of some of the claimants who have died after being found fit for work or whose suicide has been linked, at least in part, to the stress of a process which is essentially abusive, demeaning and not fit for purpose. In the final section of the review, we examine what has been said about the WCA by the Government, MP’s, courts, professional bodies, medical organisations and individual medical professionals. This section includes full references, including replies to Freedom of Information requests, so readers can check the facts for themselves."

I suggest you have a big cup of tea ready, a comfy blanket, and something to hug when you read this review. Then send it onward - send it to your MP ESPECIALLY if they are Lib Dem or Tory. Tell them how this makes you feel. Let them know that they can change this system, and unless they do, they aren't getting your vote.

Screen readable report can be downloaded here:

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