Jan 092015
 

Join The Day Of Action Against Maximus

Maximus Day of Action 2nd March A5 leaflet front and back 06

You can download this A5 leaflet to print, share, tweet and put on facebook here or just the front page here  and you can find more information on the Facebook Event Page


 

A national day of action has been called on March 2nd 2015 against Maximus, the company set to take over from Atos running the despised Work Capability Assessments (WCAs) for sickness and disability benefits.

These crude and callous assessments have been used to strip benefits from hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled people after a quick computer based test ruled them ‘fit for work’.  A growing number of suicides have been directly linked to this stressful regime, whilst charities, medical staff and claimants themselves have warned of the desperate consequences for those left with no money at all by the system.

In a huge embarrassment for the DWP, the previous contractor Atos were chased out of the Work Capability Assessments after a sustained and militant campaign carried out by disabled people, benefit claimants and supporters.  In a panicky effort to save these vicious assessments Iain Duncan Smith hired US private healthcare company Maximus to take over from Atos this coming April.

This is not the only lucrative contract the Tories have awarded this company.  Maximus are also involved in helping to privatise the NHS, running the Fit for Work occupational health service designed to bully and harass people on sick leave into going back to work.  Maximus also run the notorious Work Programme in some parts of the UK, meaning that disabled people found fit for work by Maximus may then find themselves sent on workfare by Maximus.  There is no greater enemy to the lives of sick and disabled people in the UK today than this multi-national poverty profiteer who even are prepared to run welfare-to-work style schemes for the brutal Saudi Arabian government.

Maximus have boasted they will not face protests due to their involvement in the Work Capability Asessments and have even stooped as low as hiring one prominent former disability campaigner on a huge salary in an effort to quell protests against their activities.  We urgently need to show them how wrong they are and call for all disabled people, benefit claimants and supporters to organise against this vicious bunch of profiteering thugs.

Please organise in your local area and spread the word.

Maximus are likely to use the same assessment centres as Atos whilst a list of their premises which provide (privatised) healthcare services can be found below, and a list of Maximus offices where they provide welfare-to-work services can be found below that.

In Central London protesters will gather outside Maximus HQ on  at 1pm or 1.30pm. Level 1 Quuen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9BU, just round the corner from the DWP.

Look out for online action to be called on the same day.


 

List of Maximus Health programme Locations

Manchester

12 Edward Court, Altrincham Business Park | Altrincham, WA14 5GL
Tel: 0845 894 1664

Birmingham

2 Home Farm Courtyard, Meriden Road | Berkswell, CV7 7BG
Tel: 0845 504 0230

London (City)

Boston House, 63-64 New Broad Street | London, EC2M 1JJ
Tel: 0845 504 0200

London Bridge

3rd Floor, 115 Southwark Bridge Road | London, SE1 0AX
Tel: 0845 504 0202

HML Transport (Derby)

41 Brunel Parkway, Pride Park | Derby, DE24 8HR
Tel: 0845 504 0280

 

Employment and Works programmes

London Branches

Ilford

1st Floor, Newbury House, 890-900 Eastern Ave | Newbury Park, Illford, Essex, IG2 7HY
Phone: 0203 551 7595 | Fax: 0208 599 5218 | ilford@maximusuk.co.uk

Camden

2nd Floor, Bedford House, 125-133 Camden High St | London, NW1 7JR
Phone: 0203 551 7477 | Fax: 0203 551 7480 | camden@maximusuk.co.uk

Ealing

2nd Floor, 84 Uxbridge Rd | Ealing, London, W13 8RA
Phone: 0203 551 7488 | Fax: 0203 551 7495 | ealing@maximusuk.co.uk

Hammersmith and Kensington

Brook House, 235 -239 Shepherds Bush Rd | Hammersmith, London, W6 7AN
Phone: 0203 551 7499 | Fax: 0203 551 7500| hammersmith@maximusuk.co.uk

Hillingdon (Hayes)

914-918 Uxbridge Rd | Hayes, Middlesex, London, UB4 0RW
Phone: 0203 551 7525 | Fax: 0203 551 7526 | hillingdon@maximusuk.co.uk

Islington

2nd Floor, Unit 7, Blenheim Court, 62 Brewery Rd | Islington, London, N7 9NY
Phone: 0203 551 7535 | Fax: 0203 551 7540 | islington@maximusuk.co.uk

Peckham

Ground Floor, 218-222 Rye Lane | Peckham, London, SE15 4NL
Phone: 0203 5517565 | Fax: 0207 6351794 | peckham@maximusuk.co.uk

Romford

3rd Floor, Lambourne House, 7 Western Rd | Romford, Essex, RM1 3LD
Phone: 01708 629208 | Fax: 01708 629212 | romford@maximusuk.co.uk

Walthamstow

Landmark House, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane | London, E17 5QJ
Phone: 02035 517575 | Fax: 02085 275301 | walthamstow@maximusuk.co.uk


List of Maximus Work Programme Locations

London Branches

Ilford

1st Floor, Newbury House, 890-900 Eastern Ave | Newbury Park, Illford, Essex, IG2 7HY
Phone: 0203 551 7595 | Fax: 0208 599 5218 | ilford@maximusuk.co.uk

Camden

2nd Floor, Bedford House, 125-133 Camden High St | London, NW1 7JR
Phone: 0203 551 7477 | Fax: 0203 551 7480 | camden@maximusuk.co.uk

Ealing

2nd Floor, 84 Uxbridge Rd | Ealing, London, W13 8RA
Phone: 0203 551 7488 | Fax: 0203 551 7495 | ealing@maximusuk.co.uk

Hammersmith and Kensington

Brook House, 235 -239 Shepherds Bush Rd | Hammersmith, London, W6 7AN
Phone: 0203 551 7499 | Fax: 0203 551 7500| hammersmith@maximusuk.co.uk

Hillingdon (Hayes)

914-918 Uxbridge Rd | Hayes, Middlesex, London, UB4 0RW
Phone: 0203 551 7525 | Fax: 0203 551 7526 | hillingdon@maximusuk.co.uk

Islington

2nd Floor, Unit 7, Blenheim Court, 62 Brewery Rd | Islington, London, N7 9NY
Phone: 0203 551 7535 | Fax: 0203 551 7540 | islington@maximusuk.co.uk

Peckham

Ground Floor, 218-222 Rye Lane | Peckham, London, SE15 4NL
Phone: 0203 5517565 | Fax: 0207 6351794 | peckham@maximusuk.co.uk

Romford

3rd Floor, Lambourne House, 7 Western Rd | Romford, Essex, RM1 3LD
Phone: 01708 629208 | Fax: 01708 629212 | romford@maximusuk.co.uk

Walthamstow

Landmark House, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane | London, E17 5QJ
Phone: 02035 517575 | Fax: 02085 275301 | walthamstow@maximusuk.co.uk

South East Branches

Aldershot

Suite 1, 3rd Floor, Victoria House, Victoria Road | Aldershot, GU11 1DB
Phone: 01252 352354 | aldershot@maximusuk.co.uk

Aylesbury

Ground Floor, Walker House, George St | Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2HU
Phone: 01296 699870 | Fax: 01296 699871 | aylesbury@maximusuk.co.uk

Banbury

Suite A, Castle Link, 39 North Bar St | Banbury, OX16 0TH
Phone: 01295 675135 | Fax: 01295 675136 | banbury@maximusuk.co.uk

Bracknell

1st Floor, Unit 7, Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane West | Bracknell, RG12 7BW
Phone: 01344 859150 | Fax: 01344 304632 | bracknell@maximusuk.co.uk

Burgess Hill

2nd Floor, Greenacre Court, Market Place | Bracknell, RH15 9DS
Phone: 01444 810280 | burgesshill@maximusuk.co.uk

Chichester

1st Floor, Friar’s House, 52A East St | Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1JG
Phone: 01243 850905 | Fax: 01243 785491 | chichester@maximusuk.co.uk

Dartford

Third Floor, West Hill House, West Hill | Dartford, Kent, DA1 2EU
Phone: 01322 352565 | Fax: 01322 293690 | dartford@maximusuk.co.uk

Eastleigh

Suite B, 2nd Floor, Smith Bradbeer House, High St | Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5LG
Phone: 02380 658600 | Fax: 02380 650259 | eastleigh@maximusuk.co.uk

Guildford

4th Floor Dominion House, Woodbridge Rd | Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4PU
Phone: 01483 550 990 | Fax: 01483 457 151 | guildford@maximusuk.co.uk

High Wycombe

2nd Floor, Suite C, The Apollo Centre, Desborough Rd | High Wycombe, HP11 2QW
Phone: 01494 958414 | Fax: 01494 958415 | highwycombe@maximusuk.co.uk

Horsham

2nd Floor, South Suite, Sanford House, Medwin Walk | Sussex, RH12 1AG
Phone: 01403 800160 | Fax: 01403 230408 | horsham@maximusuk.co.uk

Milton Keynes

2nd Floor East, Elder House, 502 Elder Gate | Milton Keynes, MK9 1LR
Phone: 01908 711800 | Fax: 01908 711801 | miltonkeynes@maximusuk.co.uk

Oxford

1st Floor, Suite 3, Threeways House, George St | Oxford, OX1 2BJ
Phone: 01865 364364 | Fax: 01865 364365 | oxford@maximusuk.co.uk

Reading

Ground and 1st Floor, Summit House, 49-51 Greyfriars Rd | Reading, RG1 1PA
Phone: 01189 099189 | Fax: 01189 099191 | reading@maximusuk.co.uk

Slough

1st Floor, South Suite, Wellington House, 20 Queensmere, High Street | Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1DB
Phone: 01753 569500 | Fax: 01392 330195 | slough@maximusuk.co.uk

Southampton

2nd Floor, Podium Unit, Dukes Keep, Marsh Lane | Southampton, SO14 3EX
Phone: 02380 658585 | Fax: 02380 336480 | southampton@maximusuk.co.uk

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  16 Responses to “Join The Day Of Action Against Maximus, March 2nd, everywhere #ScrapWCA”

  1. Wait till you see the new ESA Initial WFO 06/16 form page 4 last line first paragraph –

  2. Anyone from Southampton…

  3. Are there any leasflets that we can have in Swindon?

  4. Do not forget Sue Marsh the activists is now working for this company.

  5. why not try picketing the government and the banks? matters less whatever company does the assessment as your focus is misplaced. why not place more blame on the people who make it difficult for others because they claim benefits just because they can get away with it? damaged shoulder for 13 years and noone checks. The public pays taxes so that disabled people can have benefits so someone has to monitor who is claiming and why. things will never be the same no matter how many protests you have.

  6. When I tried to access privatised healthcare services run by Maximus from the link above all I got was ‘Access Denied’ they’re ashamed of their healthcare services!

    • Health programme
      Locations
      Manchester
      12 Edward Court, Altrincham Business Park | Altrincham, WA14 5GL
      Tel: 0845 894 1664
      Birmingham
      2 Home Farm Courtyard, Meriden Road | Berkswell, CV7 7BG
      Tel: 0845 504 0230
      London (City)
      Boston House, 63-64 New Broad Street | London, EC2M 1JJ
      Tel: 0845 504 0200
      London Bridge
      3rd Floor, 115 Southwark Bridge Road | London, SE1 0AX
      Tel: 0845 504 0202
      HML Transport (Derby)
      41 Brunel Parkway, Pride Park | Derby, DE24 8HR
      Tel: 0845 504 0280

      Employment and Works programmes
      London Branches
      Ilford
      1st Floor, Newbury House, 890-900 Eastern Ave | Newbury Park, Illford, Essex, IG2 7HY
      Phone: 0203 551 7595 | Fax: 0208 599 5218 | ilford@maximusuk.co.uk
      Camden
      2nd Floor, Bedford House, 125-133 Camden High St | London, NW1 7JR
      Phone: 0203 551 7477 | Fax: 0203 551 7480 | camden@maximusuk.co.uk
      Ealing
      2nd Floor, 84 Uxbridge Rd | Ealing, London, W13 8RA
      Phone: 0203 551 7488 | Fax: 0203 551 7495 | ealing@maximusuk.co.uk
      Hammersmith and Kensington
      Brook House, 235 -239 Shepherds Bush Rd | Hammersmith, London, W6 7AN
      Phone: 0203 551 7499 | Fax: 0203 551 7500| hammersmith@maximusuk.co.uk
      Hillingdon (Hayes)
      914-918 Uxbridge Rd | Hayes, Middlesex, London, UB4 0RW
      Phone: 0203 551 7525 | Fax: 0203 551 7526 | hillingdon@maximusuk.co.uk
      Islington
      2nd Floor, Unit 7, Blenheim Court, 62 Brewery Rd | Islington, London, N7 9NY
      Phone: 0203 551 7535 | Fax: 0203 551 7540 | islington@maximusuk.co.uk
      Peckham
      Ground Floor, 218-222 Rye Lane | Peckham, London, SE15 4NL
      Phone: 0203 5517565 | Fax: 0207 6351794 | peckham@maximusuk.co.uk
      Romford
      3rd Floor, Lambourne House, 7 Western Rd | Romford, Essex, RM1 3LD
      Phone: 01708 629208 | Fax: 01708 629212 | romford@maximusuk.co.uk
      Walthamstow
      Landmark House, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane | London, E17 5QJ
      Phone: 02035 517575 | Fax: 02085 275301 | walthamstow@maximusuk.co.uk

  7. Suffolk DPAC are holding an action here in Ipswich to coincide with London protest this is the link to our facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1559062304335456/

  8. I live in North Wales & shall soon be able to bring this to the attention of Disability Wales who are funded by the Welsh Government. I have no personal authority except that as Unite Community Retired Committee Branch Member, hopefully they also can give you some clout in removing this scourge Maximus from England & Wales . I am confident that Scotland shall as ever find it’s own method of eradication as they often do so well !

    Sparticus the 2nd a Welsh Cockney.

  9. I would like to organise a protest locally here in Brighton on the 2nd of March for DPAC Brighton … what do I do, who do I contact and where please …

  10. ANOTHER SHOCKING MANOEVRE AIMED AT DISENFRANCHISING DISABLED… WHERE THE HELL ARE TH BLOODY GPs THOUGHT TO FIGURE IN THE ASSSESSMENT … instead of leaving it to UNQUALIFIED OFFICE WIRKERS,,, THATS THE WASTE OF RESOURCES!!!
    THIS IS GONNA BE POSTED INTO DPAC..
    Disabled claimants welcome to Maximus, March 2nd, everywhere » DPAC

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