One of the outsourcing giants paid to assess disabled people for their eligibility for benefits appears to have admitted that it is standard practice – approved by the government – to ask claimants with mental health conditions why they failed to take their own lives.
Whistleblower criticises benefits scheme run by US company, saying criteria meant he had to diagnose claimants as being well
Demonstration outside the Department of Work and Pensions last year against Maximus taking over work capability assessments. Photograph: Peter Marshall/Demotix/Corbis People with mental health problems are still being wrongly assessed by a “severely flawed” system intended to find whether they are entitled to state help, according to a doctor who was charged with improving […]
Austerity and a malign benefits regime are profoundly damaging mental health
442 psychotherapists, counsellors and academics condemn government plans and call on Labour and other parties to denounce anti-therapeutic practices