Friday, 13 September 2013

Just a Quick One...

Just a quick post today to try and get you all to sign an online petition! There's been a few scary stories about this new capability for work test sick and disabled people now have to do in order to continue receiving employment and support allowance. Perhaps the most famous of these is the case of Linda who, after two heart and lung transplants, was told that she was fit for work following a twenty minute meeting with the private company ATOS the government have hired to carry out these tests. She was obviously extremely upset and frustrated and wrote to appeal the decision. She died nine days after her appeal was rejected. Plainly this woman was too ill to work. She was practically on her death bed. Naturally the government claims this was an isolated case but the press have sadly unearthed similar stories. 

This petition is mainly opposed to these new capability for work meetings. However, they are also looking for a system reform when it comes to this subject. They want sick and disabled people to be helped into work if possible not forced and threatened with the cutting on their benefits. While understanding that cuts need to be made, I don't think forcing disabled people into work is the answer. 

For more information and to sign the petition please copy and paste the below link into your browser.

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