Iain Duncan Smith lays out his stall on welfare

Iain Duncan Smith has laid out his stall on  welfare reform

And his own beliefs in an interview. We can see that he is determined to tackle the cycle of deprivation on council estates and mildly sick people parked on sick benefits. We have no comment to make on these policies.

CarerWatch are pleased to see that Steve Webb is a LibDem Minister at DWP. The LibDems have always supported CarerWatch in our campaigns on welfare reform. 

We look after people with serious and enduring illness (easily identified by serious diagnosis by the NHS) and they are not the target for the IDS
program.

But this group have been caught up in the welfare reforms and are feeling very anxious and need at least one word of government reassurance. The last government absolutly refused to speak out and reassure them and has caused a lot of fear. Mr Cameron has at least said he will look after the most frail and vulnerable – but they do need to hear it said for benefits.

It isn’t fair, humane, wise, or cost effective to put pressure on the seriously and enduringly ill such as people with schizophrenia. For seriously ill people we say YES to carrots and help and NO to sanctions and pressure.

It isn’t going to help IDS with his program if the CAB continue to highlight the tragic cases of very sick people being caught up in this or programmes go out like the one on Scottish TV last night. Just passport the seriously sick to the ‘support’ group – Professor Gregg says all the back to work help is available there free of sanctions and that is where the original design intended them to be.

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2 Responses to “Iain Duncan Smith lays out his stall on welfare”

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  2. Geoff Says:

    If you think the Lib Dems are going to do anything to stop the Tories you must live on another planet – just imagine the loss of those ministerial salaries and all the other perks. Snouts in the trough come to mind.

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