To: The Department of Work and Pensions and their private companies eg ATOS

Stop The Welfare Reform Death Scandal!

Stop The Welfare Reform Death Scandal!

The flawed Work Capability Assessment is causing 32 unnecessary deaths a week by forcing the long term sick and disabled into work or work-related activity. It is also causing untold misery and fear for the country's most vulnerable. We call for its cessation now and to be replaced by a more holistic and humane system.

Why is this important?

We want justice for all those who've died as a result of harsh Welfare Reforms and who are listed on Calum's List and Peter's List, each with their own heart-breaking story. Human beings who had disabling and life-threatening conditions and had to live their last days or weeks in fear and harassment of having their entitlements withdrawn. Yes, entitlements, because every human being in a civilized society is entitled to financial security and having their needs met.

Calum's list: http://calumslist.com/

Peter's List: http://calumslist.org/peters-list/


Reasons for signing

  • I was on esa for my bipolar, I attended a medical and examiner concluded I was fit for work. This then resulted in me having an episode. I am now homeless, sofa surfing. And I wanted to take my own life. I still had to sign on with a sicknote. Which made my symptoms worse. I am now awaiting a date for a tribunal.
  • I need help too, but any list of those who died will only get longer and longer if nothing is done. I have a responsibility to care for others as a fellow human being. This has to stop.
  • Because they have made my illness worse and the government should be held accountable for these deaths

Updates

2014-01-04 18:09:42 +0000

5,000 signatures reached