Tag Archives: Mental Health

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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Welsh = likes rugby and can sing!

Ah stereotypes – doncha just love ’em. I am Welsh. I like rugby. But I can’t sing. I remember many years ago staying in Newcastle with friends and deciding to sample the nightlife. We ended up on the Tuxedo Princess, … Continue reading

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… and so it begins.

Please note  –  Trigger alert – this article contains reference to mental health issues  Thanks to Chris Goulden of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Thanks to Chris, I just came across this little gem on the DWP Gov.UK site … To improve the … Continue reading

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Another day, another death…

Reposted from Daily Mail on line I hope nobody thinks that I am trivialising the issue with my headline, I was using it to point out how many people die at the hands of the DWP, Atos/Maximus, Iain Duncan Smith … Continue reading

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ELECTION 2015: Harper suggests backing for mental health treatment sanctions

Reposted from Disability News Service The Tory minister for disabled people appears to have accidentally admitted what many disabled activists feared: that a Conservative government would cut the out-of-work benefits of people with mental health conditions if they refused treatment. … Continue reading

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Fit-For-Work Tests Discriminate Against Women

Reposted from The Mirror on line photo credit:  via photopin cc If you are/have been affected by the issues raised in this article please contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit their website for support.  DWP guidance suggests that … Continue reading

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This is YOUR money people!

It’s surprising what you can find on the Gov.uk website isn’t it? This is the latest offering of the unholy trinity of George Osborne, David Cameron and that all round good egg Ian Duncan Smith. Some of you who know … Continue reading

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Gluteus Maximus …(that’s Latin for ARSE)

Reposted from Kate Belgrave Readers of this site will remember that a couple of weeks ago, I posted questions about people’s right to record and film face-to-face assessments as they go through the work capability assessments that are to be … Continue reading

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After The Sun’s disgusting ‘scrounger’ awards, it’s time to recognise the biggest injustices of the benefits system

Reposted from the Independent The award season is in full swing, and last week The Sun newspaper joined the fun, publishing a feature it called “The Welfies”. If you didn’t see it, “The Welfies” is a list of “hilarious” awards … Continue reading

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Two Tales from the Tribunal

Reposted from Lacuna – a righting wrongs project The Tier one tribunal for social security is located in the Magistrates court – an imposing concrete building surrounded by other grey office blocks in the heart of the city centre. This … Continue reading

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