884 people tell us what it’s like to go through the WCA
“As you read this 4 disabled people every day lose their lives after having their benefits removed under the WCA process”. A hard hitting report by Rick Burgess, Simon Duffy, Nick Dilworth, Jane Bence, Wayne Blackburn & Mark Thomas highlights a culture of contempt as hundreds of people share their experiences of the WCA. The report suggests the flaws in the WCA are systemic and a fundamental rethink is needed.
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Following the judges decision that the present Work Capability Assessment substantially disadvantages people who have mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities I have started a petition at 38 degrees.org calling upon the Department of Work and Pensions to scrap the assessment until it has been revised and made fit for purpose. The petition can be found at http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/scrap-the-unjust-work-capability-assessment .
I am the father of a son with autism who has gone through the WCA process and know how, flawed, unfair and unjust the process is.
Any publicity you can give to this petition would be much appreciated.
Brian J Kitchen
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD THROUGH YOUR NETWORKS