CARERWATCH ARE FIGHTING TO RESTORE UNCONDITIONAL BENEFITS TO ALL PEOPLE WITH SEVERE AND ENDURING ILLNESS – SOME WITH ONLY MONTHS TO LIVE. IN PARTICULAR CARERWATCH WANT THE THREAT OF SANCTIONS AND CONDITIONALITY under ESA REMOVED FROM PEOPLE WITH SEVERE AND ENDURING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED SIMPLY BY PLACING THEM IN THE SUPPORT GROUP.
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At the moment we are struggling with the best way of focussing ESA campaigning.
Please come and help us think this all through here
The new government will be having a complete rethink on welfare
Well – good news – we think
The program on Scottish TV led to a debate in Parliament. Well done the LibDems. This is great and once again – well done the LibDems.
See the Debate here
Unfortunately back in England Lord Freud is as vehement as ever.
Kevin Hind MP tells us how Lord Freud thinks –
In 2006 the Government commissioned David Freud, a former investment banker (!) to produce a report on overhauling the entire benefits system. His proposals for disabled people were draconian. I challenged him about this at Labour Party Conference in 2007, but he insisted that even the most disabled people might be expected to look for work (and you can quote me on this) ‘even quadraplegics are capable of working’.
Lord Freud speaking recently – he certainly hasn’t changed his views
But it looks as if the rest of the Coalition are prepared to think again. CarerWatch will campaign really hard and fast to get some changes. Please come and help us.
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