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conditions and had to live their last days or weeks in fear and harassment of having their entitlements withdrawn.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

  • Its a terrible benefit which is going to destroy the economy people arent able to pay rent, food,tax its a terrible benefit which isnt only ruining the economy but peoples lives
  • Dreadful fear from DWP this past 8 years. Calum’s list makes for shocking reading. Thankyou to the people caring enough to collate these heartbreaking accounts.
  • It's wrong what's happening gov and dwp needs to wake up and realise the reforming isn't working


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

5,000 signatures reached