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Tories told that all disability assessments should be recorded after catalogue of errors by...

Following a litany of errors by the private companies contracted to carry out assessments on disabled benefit claimants, the Work and Pensions Select Committee have told the Conservative government they should ensure that all...
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DWP tells man with MS who can’t walk, sleep or balance that he’s ‘fully...

A Cornish man who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis has been told that he is fully fit to work despite serious problems with mobility, fatigue and concentration. Photographer Simon Cook was diagnosed in 2016...
Tories exposed wasting £100m of YOUR money to needlessly degrade disabled people

Tories exposed wasting £100m of YOUR money to needlessly degrade disabled people

The Conservative government have wasted over £100m of taxpayer's money wrongly pursuing frivolous legal challenges against more than 170,000 disabled benefit claimants since 2015, figures obtained via a freedom of information request today reveal. The...
Tory DWP Assessors are asking people with Down's Syndrome when they "caught it"

DWP Disability Assessors are asking people with Down’s Syndrome when they “caught it”

A new report by the Work and Pensions Select Committee has exposed that supposedly medically trained DWP disability assessors, employed by private government contractors ATOS and Capita, have asked people with Down's Syndrome, a...
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WATCH: Jeremy Hunt launches suicide prevention scheme, despite backing policies which prove he couldn’t...

Government cuts are driving more and more people to take their own lives, and rates of anxiety and depression amongst unemployed people have soared after seven years of failed Tory austerity. Jeremy Hunt's solution? No,...
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Tory DWP Secretary Esther McVey advises The Samaritans whilst bringing misery to millions of...

She says people having to go to foodbanks is 'positive'. She justified huge cuts to disability benefits by saying that 'bodies heal', and she used misleading statistics to 'stoke up antagonism' towards disabled benefit...
Cornwall Council charging disabled motorists £3,800 to paint a parking bay outside homes

Cornwall Council charging disabled motorists £3,800 to paint a parking bay outside homes

Cornwall Council has attracted enormous criticism today after it was revealed that they were charging disabled motorists £3800 to have a single disabled parking bay painted on the road outside their house. Most other councils...

Tories snatch disabled man’s £6,000 Motability car, then pay £14,000 on taxis for him

A disabled man whose £6,000 Motability car was taken away by the Department for Work and Pensions after a benefits reassessment has been given a grant of £14,000 over two years to take taxis...
Teachers send home sick asthmatic 5y/o, then ban him from Xmas party for 'poor attendance'

School sends home sick asthmatic 5y/o, then bans him from Xmas party for ‘poor...

For a long time, children have been praised for having good attendance at school. However, in recent years there has been a dramatic change in the way this praise is approached. The bar for...
ATOS nurse continues disability assessment despite epileptic claimant bleeding from mouth after multiple seizures

ATOS nurse continues PIP assessment as epileptic claimant bleeds from mouth after multiple seizures

When claimant Daniel Marshall arrived for his Personal Independence Payment assessment he was already stressed and anxious. This isn’t unusual. Disability assessments are at best stressful stressful, and, more often than not, extremely traumatic experiences...
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