Category Archives: DWP

If even the DWP isn’t Disability Confident, how will a million disabled people get jobs?

By Bernadette Meaden The recent case  of a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) employee sacked for taking time off for illness illustrates a truth that the government does not acknowledge. Modern employment practices often appear to be incompatible with … Continue reading

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Now we have proof the DWP has harmed the mentally ill, is Iain Duncan Smith proud?

Excellent article from Mike Sivier @ Vox Political on line  TRIGGER ALERT: Please note this article contains reference to mental health issues. Yet again, the Department of Work and Pensions has been revealed as an organ of monstrous bureaucratic cruelty … Continue reading

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I’m so dizzy, my head is spinning!

Reposted from an article by Siobhan Fenton Make no mistake – this Tory Government isn’t here to end poverty but to rebrand it. Perhaps never before has this country been ruled by a party so image obsessed and PR driven. … Continue reading

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“Astroturfing”

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has closed its investigation into the Department for Work and Pensions’ use of comments and images from fake benefits claimants in a leaflet designed to demonstrate the positive impact of a controversial government … Continue reading

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Oh what a tangled web he weaves, when first he practices to deceive *

Reposted from the Morning Star on line *With apologies to Sir Walter Scott    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmion_(poem) AFTER a long wait, the much anticipated benefit claimant death figures were finally released by Iain Duncan Smith (IDS) this summer after being blocked for … Continue reading

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Daughter of man who committed suicide after being found fit to work takes human rights case to UN

Reposted from The National THE grieving daughter of a disabled man who took his own life after being wrongly declared fit for work is getting help from Scottish disability rights campaigners to take his case to the United Nations over … Continue reading

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Michael O’Sullivan inquest: Chief coroner silent over WCA ‘future deaths’ reports

Reposted from Disability News Service The chief coroner of England and Wales has refused to act after it emerged that only one coroner has written an official report warning that lives could be put at risk by the government’s “fitness … Continue reading

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