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conditions and had to live their last days or weeks in fear and harassment of having their entitlements withdrawn.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

  • Because they have made my illness worse and the government should be held accountable for these deaths
  • Because I could easily end up on this list. Currently on my third appeal in seven years. DWP harassment is relentless and I don't know how much more I can take.
  • people with long term illness & disability should not be subjected to D.W.P is cruel,totally unnecessary.


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

5,000 signatures reached