To: The Department of Work and Pensions and their private companies eg ATOS

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conditions and had to live their last days or weeks in fear and harassment of having their entitlements withdrawn.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

  • 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
  • To prevent any more deaths.
  • I feel my life is not worth living anymore being assessed for pip is the final nail in my coffin

Updates

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

5,000 signatures reached