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Benefits and Poverty Penny Mordaunt, Baroness Brinton and Kate Green sitting together in front of a stage

The Conservatives have refused to comment on an apparently misleading public pledge by the minister for disabled people that another Tory government would “dismantle” the work capability assessment. Penny Mordaunt was speaking at a disability hustings event in Westminster that was organised by the Disability Charities Consortium, the Disability Benefits Consortium and the Care
Benefits and Poverty Hundreds of white flowers lying on grass

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 A wheelchair-user sits in front of a stage, while the grass is covered by white flowers

A leading psychiatrist who helped the government draft guidance that protected mental health service-users who were threatened with forced work has refused to criticise major changes to the guidelines that have risked the lives of thousands of benefit claimants. Disability News Service (DNS) reported last month that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
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).
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