Enough to make you sick: Government urged to claw back millions from contractors after they wrongly assessed thousands on disability benefits

BUNGLED rulings by the private firm deciding whether benefit claimants are fit to work are costing taxpayers s50million, we can reveal. The Government have been urged to claw back millions from the contractors after they wrongly assessed thousands on disability … Continue reading →

THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL MODELS OF DISABILITY by MIKE OLIVER, B.A. PhD. / READER IN DISABILITY STUDIES, THAMES POLYTECHNIC; Paper presented at Joint Workshop of the Living Options Group and the Research Unit of the Royal College of Physicians

CONCLUSIONS In this paper I have suggested that the medicalisation of disability is inappropriate because it locates the problems of disability in the wrong place; within the individual rather than in society. Further, once the true nature of the problems … Continue reading →

IF YOU’RE POOR AND SICK AND HAVE PAID YOUR NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS YOU’LL BE LEADING THE BATTLE TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT

IF YOU’RE POOR AND SICK AND HAVE PAID YOUR NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS YOU’LL BE LEADING THE BATTLE TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT – Steve Griffiths A DWP Impact Assessment of the Coalition’s plans to restrict contribution-based payment of benefits to people who are … Continue reading →