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conditions and had to live their last days or weeks in fear and harassment of having their entitlements withdrawn.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 am an ex-carer and graduate. Forced into this degrading and inhuman process once carers allowance has stopped. It is an offence against human rights.
  • I almost lost my husband and my daughter her father
  • It is inhumane to target the most vulnerable people in society, many of who have worked and contributed to the country and who, through no fault of their own, now need our help.

Updates

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

5,000 signatures reached