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conditions and had to live their last days or weeks in fear and harassment of having their entitlements withdrawn.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

  • 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.
  • Stop this scandal now! Chan eil seo ceart no còir.
  • considering that when the wca make a mistake the standard reply is we did not follow our usual standards and they will receive a departmental review, that is not good enough, there should be a mandatory review of all there cases and if there is reasonable doubt then this should be independantly reviewed


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

5,000 signatures reached