Doubletalking DWP’s new assault on the sick

“People on sickness benefits will be required to have regular meetings with doctors, occupational health nurses and therapists to help them address their barriers to work – or face losing their benefits,” the Department for Work and Pensions announced yesterday. The initiative was revealed under the euphemistic headline ‘Help for people on sickness benefits to address barriers to work’ and shows yet again that ministers in the DWP do not understand the meaning of the word “sick”. “Around 3,000 people on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) who have been assessed … Continue reading Doubletalking DWP’s new assault on the sick