So the Tories,in all their wisdom have decided that those with Chronic Illnessses will no longer need the constant reassessments that over the past few years we have had to endure.
Wow. In 2010 they introduced the Work Capability Assessment to determine who could possibly work and who couldn’t. It sounded fair enough to me, unfortunately I have M.S and with regards to my illness I have nothing to hide,so it sounded a reasonable enough procedure to go through.
I figured they would do an initial ‘in house’ process to weed out the incurables – people with secondary M.S, Downs and so forth, then pull in the ‘maybes’ folks with Relapse Remitting M.S etc because I know a lot of R.R peeps can and do work because they were diagnosed during their working career and just ‘get on with it’ for as long as possible ( myself included )
But oh no, they couldn’t possibly use common sense here . We all know that anyone claiming Incapacity Benefit was a faker, a scrounger, a lazy fat sponger pulling a fast one, yeah we know the likes *rolls eyes* and besides it would be much more fun to pull in every single one of them psychologically torture them for a bit, leave them on the breadline for a few months then tell them ” The computer says No ‘
And that’s exactly what they did.For nearly six years under the guise of helping the disabled people back into work, supporting us, not writing off any disabled person, giving us a chance on a level playing field because we all know a disabled person biggest hurdle in preventing them from working isn’t the fact that they can’t get transport to and from work, nor is finding an employer who is willing to accommodate your disability needs or the very small point of maybe that disabled person cannot manage physically or have cognitive capabilities to do the job in question but that they think they are disabled therefore they act disabled.
Cutting a long story short here the Tories used the discredited Bio Psycho Social Model meaning we can unthink ourselves from being disabled. They then brought in Unum and Atos into the equation and wrapped into a nice tidy little package using the mantra Work will Set You Free or “Arbeit Macht Frei in other words.
But now they have decided that it isn’t that much fun to do anymore after all.*Blinks*