Today a new paper is launched – The People’s Review of the Work Capability Assessment. In the foreword written by Professor Peter Beresford OBE, BA Hons, PhD, AcSS, FRSA, Dip WP; he sums up something many of us have been screaming about for the past 2 years ” “If it wasn’t enough that the Chair of the House of Commons’ Work and Pensions Select Committee and the British Medical Association have both stated unequivocally that the test is not ‘fit for purpose’, we now also know from the direct experience of many disabled people who have first hand experience of the assessment process, just how inappropriate and inadequate it is.”
This report has taken a year to compile, it is based upon real experiences of Chronically Sick and Disabled people and demonstrates just how biased the process really is. And maybe the closing note is the most important thing of all:
“The reader may wish to consider that sickness and disability
can affect anyone at any time.
Tomorrow it could be you going through this process”
If.you have any time at all to spare, please use it to read this paper and then pass it on to as many people as possible, after all as Aristotle said “you can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable citizens”!
Read the report at http://wearespartacus.org.uk/wca-peoples-review/ – please share and Tweet