Category: Welfare Reform

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

Three new criticisms of the DWP

“A target-driven culture created perverse incentives” – I think we can agree with this recent article from charity Turn2us relating to a report by the National Audit Office. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

220,000 due to get more in disability benefit

A court ruling means many are owed back payments A recent court ruling stated that restrictions to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) discriminated against people with mental health problems. In March 2017, the Government changed the...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

What do you think of PIP and ESA?

Share your thoughts with the Government The Work and Pensions Committee have opened an inquiry into the application, assessment and appeals process for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment & Support Allowance (ESA). The Committee has opened an...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

The reality of life on benefits

85% of benefits claimants feel an institutional stigma The actuality of living on benefits is often far removed from what the general public assumes. The increase of so-called ‘poverty-porn’ on TV has further embedded benefits...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

Move from DLA to PIP leaving many struggling

The move from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is leaving many people struggling Leading UK poverty charity Turn2us is highlighting how the move from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence...