WCA to be overhauled

I for one think this news that the work capability assessment is to be overhauled is broadly to be welcomed. I’ve lost track of the number of stories I’ve read of how brutal that assessment was. People were told they were fit for work, had their disability benefits slashed and forced to find jobs after only the most superficial of assessments. Of course, most people with disabilities want to work; we want to be productive, valuable members of society. But the system as it was was inhumane it had even drawn criticism from the united Nations. At least the new system claims it will take one’s personal circumstances into account: ”Ministers want claimants to be assessed in a more ‘targeted and personalised’ way to help more people find jobs.” Some welcome news, then, although whether the Tories make good on these nice promises as ever remains to be seen.

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