­
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: DEATH AND THE STATE: HOW DWP SANCTIONS SNUFF OUT LIVES

DEATH AND THE STATE: HOW DWP SANCTIONS SNUFF OUT LIVES 09 May 2017 09:47 #2383

  • Paul-UB40
  • Paul-UB40's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 980
  • Thank you received: 486
Two different freedom of information requests have exposed the shocking toll of benefits sanctions on the lives of Britain’s most vulnerable, writes ANITA BELLOWS

SANCTIONS have been a feature of the welfare system since 1913, but in the past were applied in a narrow set of circumstances (such as dismissal for misconduct or voluntarily leaving a job).
They certainly did not extend to certain groups of people, particularly those one would expect to be protected against deliberate hardship and deprivation inflicted by one of the world’s richest nations.
Benefits sanctions have been the subject of many studies, although always viewed through the same prism: do they “help” jobless people move into work? Few studies have focused purely on the negative impact of sanctions, which is always fleetingly mentioned, although a 2002 one into the impact of welfare sanctions on the health of infants and toddlers in the US clearly shows a link between sanctions and a 30 per cent rise in hospitalisation of infants and toddlers. It also shows a 30 per cent higher risk of malnutrition at a critical age.

Full Report Here;
www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-2ee4-DEATH-AND-THE-STATE-HOW-DWP-SANCTIONS-SNUFF-OUT-LIVES#.WRGBtuXysdU
Been a Few Places; Done a Few Things
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Sandella
­