This Government do not give a shit about people with mental health conditions, and neither did the last one. Whilst politicians of all parties offer soundbites and fake sympathy the treatment of people with a mental health condition by the benefits system now amounts to little more than psychological torture.
This is not hyperbole. Whilst the medical establishment has stood ildly by, and mental health charities have veered between mild disapproval and outright collaboration, the DWP has lanched an all out war on the most marginalised people in society.
Consider the ‘claimant journey’, to use their language, for someone unable to work due to mental ill health. The first step is to claim Employment Support Allowance, a process which may take months due to a huge backlog of cases. During this period the claimant will be…
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