Atos against British disabled people

This video from Britain is called Panorama: Disabled or Faking it? Part 1 of 2.

And this video is Part 2.

By Dennis Moore in Britain:

BBC’s Panorama shows how disabled are targeted by government

28 August 2012

Panorama’s “Disabled or Faking It?”, screened by the BBC, gives a graphic account of the problems millions of people in the UK face when trying to claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

The programme was an exposé of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) medical tests that are carried out by the private company Atos Healthcare. Since the introduction of the assessment process, up to a third of claimants have been found fit for work.

Atos have been contracted to carry out assessments for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) since the inception of the ESA in 2008, when this benefit was introduced under the then Labour government to replace Incapacity Benefit. Some 2.5 million people in the UK have already or will be forced to take a WCA test.

6 thoughts on “Atos against British disabled people

    • Hi, thanks for posting the link!

      I have visited the LiveJournal forum.

      I looked at the possibility of contributing there. However, when I saw that I then would have to become a LiveJournal member and fill in a form, that put me off 🙂

      Still, of course I wish you lots of success for the forum, and for its aims!


  1. What kind of help are they offering? None whatsoever. The video starts with a few pretenders, in particular some bloke who attacks passersby (to be fair he could have mental issues but we weren’t told about that). Then the voice-over explains that cheats make up at most half of one percent. So why did they show these scenes first? Rubbish documentary.


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