Browsing: Black Triangle

Benefits and Poverty Entrance to DWP's Caxton House HQ

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).
Crime Head and shoulders of David Barr wearing a blue woollen hat

A physiotherapist took just 35 minutes to carry out a face-to-face assessment that led to a man with complex mental health problems being found “fit for work”, a decision that appears to have triggered his suicide. Last week, the parents of David Barr (pictured), from Glenrothes, Fife, called for former work and pensions ministers
Human Rights Pat Onions head and shoulders

Hundreds or even thousands of disabled people are so alarmed by the idea of Britain leaving the European Union (EU) that they are considering moving to Scotland, information from disabled activists suggests. One disabled campaigner has told Disability News Service (DNS) that she has been contacted personally by 70 disabled people who want to
Crime Iain Duncan Smith head and shoulders

Scottish police are assessing whether to launch a criminal investigation into the failure of two government ministers to address a coroner’s concerns about the safety of the “fitness for work” test a failure which may have caused “countless deaths”. Disabled activist John McArdle, co-founder of the user-led campaign network Black Triangle, lodged a complaint
Benefits and Poverty Entrance to DWP's Caxton House HQ

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has proposed scrapping two benefit regulations that offer vital protection to disabled people facing the controversial “fitness for work” test. In response to a freedom of information request, DWP has sent Disability News Service (DNS) a document titled Appeals Strategy – Post Election Planning, which was drawn
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