Assessment of Welfare Reform – online petition

If you feel strongly about some of the effects of the governments welfare reforms there is an online e-petition that is a must for you to sign. please support this as there is little that can seemingly be done to stop the already appalling degradation and treatment of the sick and disabled in the UK.

It calls for:

1. A Cumulative Impact Assessment of all cuts and changes affecting sick & disabled people, their families and carers, and a free vote on repeal of the Welfare Reform Act.

2. An immediate end to the Work Capability Assessment, as voted for by the British Medical Association.

3. Consultation between the Depts of Health & Education to improve support into work for sick & disabled people, and an end to forced work under threat of sanctions for people on disability benefits.

4. An Independent, Committee-Based Inquiry into Welfare Reform, covering but not limited to: (1) Care home admission rises, daycare centres, access to education for people with learning difficulties, universal mental health treatments, Remploy closures; (2) DWP media links, the ATOS contract, IT implementation of Universal Credit; (3) Human rights abuses against disabled people, excess claimant deaths & the disregard of medical evidence in decision making by ATOS, DWP & the Tribunal Service.

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