Sign here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43154
call for a Cumulative Impact Assessment of Welfare Reform, and a New
Deal for sick & disabled people based on their needs, abilities and
We call for:
- 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.
- An immediate end to the Work Capability Assessment, as voted for by the British Medical Association
- 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.
- 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.