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Benefits and Poverty Hundreds of white flowers lying on grass
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Disabled activists have welcomed “timely” new research that concludes that the government’s “fitness for work” process has caused a deterioration in many people’s mental health which they have failed to recover from, and has even led to thoughts of suicide. The research, Mental Health And Unemployment In Scotland, was carried out by academics at
Benefits and Poverty Hundreds of white flowers lying on grass
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The information commissioner has questioned why the government failed to keep track of whether it had implemented recommendations on improving the safety of “vulnerable” disabled people that had been made in its own secret reports into benefit-related deaths. Elizabeth Denham said the failure of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to keep track
Benefits and Poverty Entrance to DWP's Caxton House HQ
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is refusing to publish nine secret reviews into the deaths of benefit claimants, despite finally admitting that seven of them relate to people who took their own lives. DWP only released the information after Disability News Service (DNS) lodged a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
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