Fit for Work


Fran Springfield | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Politics
Fran Springfield

Disabled people are angry, frustrated and frightened for their futures. This is why we are becoming political. People who have never been involved in politics before are being enabled by this campaign.

Internecine Tory Warfare to Go With the Recurrent Habit of Defeat

Christian Garland | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

Last week's National Apprenticeship Week was full of discussion. We heard about the productivity gains of hiring apprentices, and concerns around the gender divide. We celebrated the amazing things apprentices have achieved, and heard from business leaders who are pledging to create more apprenticeships.

We Must Stop Calling Sick and Disabled People Unfit

Simon Stevens | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I believe that the term unfit is symbolic of the deep rooted prejudices towards sick and disabled people, creating a vague and imagined line between those society will fully accept, and those society will currently tolerate in the name of fairness and compassion.

Atos Will Stop Doing 'Fit-For-Work' Tests On Benefit Claimants Early

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics

Atos Healthcare is quitting its contract to carry out "fit-for-work" tests on disability benefit claimants before it is due to end next year, the gove...

Why Does Atos Want Out Of Its £500m Benefits-Testing Contract?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Politics

Atos Healthcare, the firm responsible for testing disabled benefit claims in "fitness for work" tests, is in talks to exit its £500 million contract ...

Million Sick People Found 'Fit For Work' By DWP

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Almost a million people who applied for sickness benefit have instead been found fit for work, according to figures published today. A third (32%) ...

MPs Undergo Work Capability Assessments

Alan Cairns | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Cairns

Mental health charity Rethink challenged MPs to undergo mock Work Capability Assessments (WCA) on Wednesday, dubbed MP Capability Assessments (MPCA). The charity claims the real-life assessments, which determine whether or not someone continues to receive Employment and Support Allowance, are unfair to people with mental health problems.

Woman Dies After Being Judged 'Fit For Work'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

A woman has died only nine days after the government declared her fit for work. Linda Wootton was dying on a hospital bed as the ruling to remove h...

Felicity A Morse

Carer Of Man Who Had Brain Tumour Hits Out At Benefits Cut | Felicity A Morse | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

A community worker caring for a man who was found fit for work despite previously suffering a brain tumour and having an amputated leg has described t...

Atos Under Fire After Disabled Man Abandoned During Fire Alarm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK

A disabled man has described his distress after being left stranded inside an Atos centre when the fire alarm went off. Geoff Meeghan, 32, suffers ...