Thursday 14th April is the next day of action against welfare cuts. In Islington there will be a protest at 8.30am to 9.30am outside the Atos Healthcare assessment centre at 1 Elthorne Road, just off Holloway Road, 2 minutes walk south from Archway tube.
This private company gets paid millions to carry out dubious medical assessments for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), which is replacing Incapacity Benefit.
Later on the same day there will be a protest outside The Daily Mail at 2pm on their defamation of benefits claimants; their head office is on Young Street, off Kensington High St. And at 5pm to 9pm there will be a food giveaway outside Westminster City Hall to protest the banning of soup runs – see https://www.dpac.uk.net/2011/04/day-of-action-14th-april-3rd-national-day-of-protest-against-cuts/
All benefit claimants and supporters are welcome. Bring music, drums, whistles, placards and maybe even some breakfast to share!
Please help spread the word, invite your friends and join us!
Stop the attacks on benefit claimants! Stop the cuts!
This is part of a National Day of Protest Against Benefits Cuts, with groups up and down the country demonstrating against savage cuts to disability, housing, sickness and welfare benefits: https://www.dpac.uk.net/2011/03/3rd-national-day-of-protest-against-benefit-cutsapril-14th/
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Atos Healthcare has been awarded a £300 million contract by the government to carry out ‘work capability assessments’.
It’s claimed that assessments are to test what people can do rather than what they can’t. The real purpose is to strip benefits from as many people as possible.
This testing system has already led to people with terminal illnesses and severe medical conditions being declared fit for work and having benefits cut. GPs are ignored in favour of decisions made by Atos’s computer.
Plans announced for the scrapping of Disability Living Allowance mean this intrusive testing is likely to be extended to everyone on some form of disability or health related benefit.