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Sign the War On Welfare (WOW) Petition

Disabled activists have started a petition calling for cumulative impact assessment on welfare reform, and a New Deal for sick & disabled people based on their needs, abilities and ambitions. You can read here about why a cumulative impact assessment is so important.

We call for:

A Cumulative Impact Assessment of all cuts and changes affecting sick & disabled people, their families and carers, and a free vote on repeal of the Welfare Reform Act.

An immediate end to the Work Capability Assessment, as voted for by the British Medical Association.

Consultation between the Depts of Health & Education to improve support into work for sick & disabled people, and an end to forced work under threat of sanctions for people on disability benefits.

An Independent, Committee-Based Inquiry into Welfare Reform, covering but not limited to: (1) Care home admission rises, daycare centres, access to education for people with learning difficulties, universal mental health treatments, Remploy closures; (2) DWP media links, the ATOS contract, IT implementation of Universal Credit; (3) Human rights abuses against disabled people, excess claimant deaths & the disregard of medical evidence in decision making by ATOS, DWP & the Tribunal Service.

Please sign this petition – 100,000 signatures means they have to have a debate in the commons, or refuse one which in itself will make the news.
We support the end of all forced work under threat of sanctions, this petition is focused on disability benefit claimants who have joined those on jobseekers allowance as being under threat of being forced to work for free for companies and charities.

You can find the WOW petition team on their website, Twitter and Facebook.

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