We all deserve to live with dignity and respect, but for too long disabled people and people with health conditions have been failed by a benefits system they have described as ‘degrading’, ‘hostile’, ‘discriminatory’. It stops too many from receiving the income they are entitled to, pushing them into poverty and destitution.

Respond to Health and Disability Green Paper

The Government has finally published its long overdue Health and Disability Green Paper, seeking views on their proposed changes to health and disability benefits, including assessments.

Despite the abundance of evidence demonstrating the need for fundamental reform of these assessments, this Green Paper lacks ambition and ignores clear failures of the system.

Nearly half of all people in poverty in the UK are either disabled themselves or live with someone who is disabled. This has to change.

Now is our opportunity to tell this Government that tinkering around the edges is not enough.

We want this Government to make a real and genuine commitment to working with disabled people, people with health conditions, and Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations (DDPO’s) to affect true change.

Have your say – let this Government and your MP know that DWP’s reforms to health and disability benefits must go further.

The template below is open for you to edit as you wish and if you have experience of disability benefits assessments, there is space to add your own personal thoughts and experiences if you would like to do so.

Here is a link to our consultation guide and Easy Read version.

After submitting the consultation response, you will also have the option to send our briefing to your MP. MPs have a duty to represent their constituents and we have the power to hold them to account. We don’t want them to just listen, we want them to act. Write to them today to ensure disabled people and those with health conditions receive the income they are entitled to and the dignified and respectful treatment they deserve.

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