­
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Channel 4 News exposed the DWP’s ‘hostile environment’

Channel 4 News exposed the DWP’s ‘hostile environment’ 07 Aug 2018 20:36 #9639

  • TheFinnster
  • TheFinnster's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 334
  • Thank you received: 536
Channel 4 News exposed the DWP’s ‘hostile environment’ and people are piling in with their own horror stories

On 6 August, Channel 4 News focused on the stories of disability claimants forced to negotiate the horrors of the DWP’s assessment process:

www.thecanary.co/trending/2018/08/07/channel-4-news-exposed-the-dwps-hostile-environment-and-people-are-piling-in-with-their-own-horror-stories/
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: comply or die, jobber, Verc

Channel 4 News exposed the DWP’s ‘hostile environment’ 08 Aug 2018 09:28 #9640

  • comply or die
  • comply or die's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 2369
  • Thank you received: 2420
Thankyou for posting this Finnster, I usually watch Channel Four news but missed this. Watched the video too and the man is correct in his assessment of what these joke shop assessments are. DWP (and Cameron`s goons) since they came to power, have designed a process where anyone passing through it are guilty of being a a liar or a cheat or a malingerer who should not be claiming ESA or PIP. Exposed numerous times by news reports and documentaries have exposed this, yet all government can say is they are working to `improve` the system. Well I can`t see that happening as long as PRIVATE companies are paid tax payers money to fail people because they are profit driven by results. This alone is a disaster. The NHS should be doing these assessments and making a proper clinical assessment for each individual and prognosing whether you have a long term condition (and therefor should not be re-assessed again for at least five years) or you have an acute illness that could improve, so be assessed according to those findings.

Something needs to change because the system as it is has blood on it`s hands. People ARE suffering, yet all we hear from DWP are soundbites about improving an already pre-planned tick box system that is set up to fail people.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Spanner, jobber, Dizzy

Channel 4 News exposed the DWP’s ‘hostile environment’ 08 Aug 2018 09:33 #9641

  • jobber
  • jobber's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 875
  • Thank you received: 1442
Thanks for this Finnster will watch on catch up :)

Comply wrote: ' have designed a process where anyone passing through it are guilty of being a a liar or a cheat or a malingerer who should not be claiming ESA or PIP'

+ Universal Credit, JSA :) :evil:
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: comply or die

Channel 4 News exposed the DWP’s ‘hostile environment’ 08 Aug 2018 11:14 #9643

  • comply or die
  • comply or die's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 2369
  • Thank you received: 2420
Yes, those too jobber, sorry, I should have said ALL benefits and not just ESA/PIP benefits. Being on ESA in the working related group myself, I can`t just relax and think about other things because this `fear and hostility` that report mentions is all too real and I never actually feel able to `switch off` from worrying about assessments, when those will come about and anxiety creeping in with the huge task of preparing any evidence required yet again (as they look at each assessment from scratch) and usually accepting that I will hit their `fail` category yet again, when I know I have provided enough factual evidence to say my health has not improved to any degree that would allow me to work. Obviously, they think otherwise.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: jobber, Dizzy

Channel 4 News exposed the DWP’s ‘hostile environment’ 08 Aug 2018 15:52 #9654

  • Verc
  • Verc's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Elite Member
  • Posts: 276
  • Thank you received: 523
I haven't forgotten who gave Atos the contract in the first place and this after some of them had been sent to prison for negligence in France. This reinforces the corrupt lack of accountability in our political system.

"Assessments work well for the vast majority of people..."

...meanwhile, down on planet earth
ESA Appeals Veteran
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: comply or die

Channel 4 News exposed the DWP’s ‘hostile environment’ 08 Aug 2018 16:32 #9655

  • comply or die
  • comply or die's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 2369
  • Thank you received: 2420
Verc wrote: ...meanwhile, down on planet earth

Well put. These politicians (at least the ones sitting back and allowing all this to proceed as normal) are blinkered. They know these private assessments are geared towards failure, yet they are hell bent on staying the course even with millions going down the drain with payments to appeals panels to overturn what the DWP could do themselves if they looked at the evidence in front of them. GPs, consultants, specialist and the patients themselves provide factually based evidence to PROVE they cannot carry out work related activity for various reasons, but DWP always try to think `outside the box` and will still find you fit for `SOME` work, yet in a few law cases, one judge referred to the fact that DWP Decision Makers don`t specify (BEFORE) making a fit for work decision what that work might be, or how the claimant might manage to carry it out. That in itself is a failing. Yet it hasn`t been addressed yet.


Many ESA claimants won`t even reach the 15 points required for an award due to the high bar they are expected to meet, which is why everyone should look at the `Exceptional Risk` element and how they should present their case around this. There are ways to meet ESA criteria without scoring ANY points. But the need to understand how the exemptions work and how you apply them to your circumstances is crucial. Which is why everyone should seek advice from their CAB or other welfare advice centre.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Spanner, Verc
­