Doubletalking DWP’s new assault on the sick

Posted: July 16, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Vox Political

“People on sickness benefits will be required to have regular meetings with doctors, occupational health nurses and therapists to help them address their barriers to work – or face losing their benefits,” the Department for Work and Pensions announced yesterday.

The initiative was revealed under the euphemistic headline ‘Help for people on sickness benefits to address barriers to work’ and shows yet again that ministers in the DWP do not understand the meaning of the word “sick”.

“Around 3,000 people on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) who have been assessed as being able to work in the future will have regular appointments with healthcare professionals as a condition of receiving their benefit. The meetings will focus on helping claimants to move closer to being able to get a job,” the DWP press release states.

“The proposed pilot scheme will compare the help given by doctors, occupational health nurses and therapists…

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  1. Mick says:

    I am being harassed to the point of suicide by the DWP. My doctor gave me a letter to say I was to ill to attend a ATOS interview, so they just put me into the work seeking group without any consultation at all. I have ME and Fibromyalgia and spend most days heavily medicated for pain.

    Now they are threatening to stop my benefit as I cannot attend a work related interview at the local Job Centre. I cannot cope with all the harassment and am now looking at suicide to escape from this constant harassment, my life is so hard without the extra anguish of constantly being bullied by the DWP.

    I feel that there is no hope of any help and that they will never leave me alone until I am dead.

    My only regret is that my four children will suffer as a result but as I cannot work and they will starve if I don’t then the only way that someone will feed them is if I am dead.

    Thanks for listening.

    • rainbowwarriorlizzie says:

      God bless you Mick and your little ones. We are always here to listen and we uphold you in our prayers. One day these cruel draconian bullies will have to stand before the Lord and be made to answer for all their crimes against humanity. We stand with you in solidarity. Blessings, peace, prayers and hugg’s from your sister in Christ. May the Lord give you the strength and courage to fight on as they tried the same trick with my fiancée but it didn’t work as he fought back through the tribunal service and won. So please, don’t give up and don’t give in, as that is what they want. Don’t give it to them! People should not be afraid of the government, the government should be afraid of he people. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

    • rainbowwarriorlizzie says:

      Get in touch with Raquel Rolnik who is the special rapporteur for the United nations as she is collecting testimonies from people also affected by ATOS/DWP and WCA. Her email address is srhousing@ohchr.org, meanwhile we are here for you in our hearts and minds. God bless you Mick and stay strong.

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