Coerced, bullied and fighting back: living with Multiple Sclerosis and Welfare Reform

This is a link to Liberal Democrat Voice who have posted a piece by Rachel Gladwin.

Please read her story  and leave a comment on their site  

I am a 54 year old woman who has had Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis for around 6 years. It involves increasing pain and loss of mobility and, as there is no remission, only progression, it takes me all of my energies to manage.

After the legion of neurological symptoms forced me to give up work I have had to endure the trauma of an Employment and Support Allowance “medical assessment” by ATOS Healthcare (a French private contractor), I have struggled to attend the mandatory Work Related Activity Group, which was not a safe place in my worsening condition.

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