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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conditions and had to live their last days or weeks in fear and harassment of having their entitlements withdrawn.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:

Peter's List:

Reasons for signing

  • Suicidal over PIP assessor's report. Flawed and dishonest. Went from an enhanced award to nothing. Too many people going through similar and it has to stop.
  • To end abuse
  • Because I have gone through my own second Work Capability Assessment and everyone in the waiting room was close to tears. It was like waiting to go inside a Nazi gas chamber. One lady couldn't fit in the tiny and hard waiting room chair and was sobbing with pain and humiliation as she had to wait one and a half hours in a communal waiting room to be seen. It was like animals waiting for the slaughter. An absolute disgrace and probably the lowest point our country has ever witnessed.


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

5,000 signatures reached