the full atos… no support, just depair fear and relapse


paul8ar

if anyone’s in any doubt about the reality of the atos/dwp process, and its effects, let me illustrate.

in 2010/2011 i was starting to find a strong and sustainable recovery with both my emotional/mental health (chronic stress, anxiety and depression) and a level of management of my torn discs in my back.
enough to enjoy and participate in local jam nights, and maintain a part time job at the local community centre, which i find very rewarding.
i was just about managing to run my car, pretty much essential to doing those activities.
i was starting to think that, even with the job market in the state it’s in, how can i begin to re-engage with it in a measured and medically sensible way.
then the whole atos witch hunt started.
since being harassed, hounded, deprived of about £50 per week and the associated chronic stress, my health has gone…

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