‘People are dying!’ Oldham MP’

‘People are dying!’ Oldham MP’

Oldham MP Debbie Abrahams has sensationally accused the Government of contributing to the deaths of vulnerable people due to sanctioning benefit claims in order to improve figures.

The Oldham East and Saddleworth constituent publicly lambasted the secretary of state for work and pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, at a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Select Committee yesterday.

“The Trust Does Not Envisage Any Reduction in the Services Available to People Currently Under the Care of its CMHT Teams”!

“The Trust Does Not Envisage Any Reduction in the Services Available to People Currently Under the Care of its CMHT Teams”!

By: Paul Reed  Solicitor’s letter kindly reproduced by a Service User and a member of Manchester Users Network (MUN) involved in initial legal proceedings against Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. Manchester Users Network members were represented by top London public law specialist Louise Whitfield  {solicitor}. Louise Whitfield qualified in 1997; she joined Pierce Glynn in […]

Mental Health Issues In Need Of Political Representation !

Mental Health Issues In Need Of Political Representation !

“Welfare suicides don’t exist. Suicide is a mental health issue.” That line, by the former Labour official Luke Bozier, pretty much sums up the standard rightwing response to the website Calum’s List. According to its founders, the aim of Calum’s List is “to list the number of deaths where welfare reform has alleged to have had some culpability, and to make the best effort possible to work towards reducing this death toll.” Bozier’s Twitter comments were a gloss on blogposts by The Spectator’s Isabel Hardman and the Telegraph’s Brendan O’Neill.

The sick left to perish by new UK benefit rules

The UK government is said to be considering removing the right of appeal for people denied social security benefits. The implications of this are horrific.

The sick left to perish by new UK benefit rules

  The UK government is said to be considering removing the right of appeal for people denied social security benefits. The implications of this are horrific. Thursday 12 May 2011 Tags: GOVERNMENT, BENEFITS, UK   It is a scenario we should all dread, for whatever your circumstances today, nobody can predict tomorrow. Rumours are rife […]