Denise Yvonne
Denise Yvonne

My disability is invisible, I have acquired brain damage and it is very hard to detect unless time is spent with me especially at home or with my family and friends, subtle, upsetting personal remarks for instance that make no sense to anyone and usually cause offence......how on earth will a bunch of so-called 'trained' staff at ATOS pick up on my inability to understand mere everyday life experiences.....or the fact that I have no physical balance when standing alone, or the fact that I...

My disability is invisible, I have acquired brain damage and it is very hard to detect unless time is spent with me especially at home or with my family and friends, subtle, upsetting personal remarks for instance that make no sense to anyone and usually cause offence......how on earth will a bunch of so-called 'trained' staff at ATOS pick up on my inability to understand mere everyday life experiences.....or the fact that I have no physical balance when standing alone, or the fact that I cannot ever be alone at all? I am usually accused of being drunk which is soul destroying.....

Lisa Michelle Bloor
Lisa Michelle Bloor
  • Denise Yvonne

I understand what you are saying, there is many many people that have invisible disabilities, My father has young onset parkinsons disease (now in the advance stages). I remember one time he fell over and an old women hit and poked him with her walking stick telling him to get up and saying you drunken idiot. The fact is many people judge things they can not see. It hurts to see people suffer in such a way, just because people can't see it does not mean its not there.

Denise Yvonne
Denise Yvonne
  • Denise Yvonne

What are we meant to do? how degrading to have to try and prove a disability that is already so distressing, I fear we will be treated like circus freaks.....as if things are not bad enough!!
Thankyou for understanding, it is so refreshing x

Sheila Rawlings
Sheila Rawlings

I know a number of seriously/chronically il people who have been told they are fit for work - one for example because he coud get to the interview by Bus! Another because he could shave! How can these people with NO medical knowledge assess a person's capability of working? I am bedbound, but am I to be told that I am fit to work just because I can use my netbook? That is yet another reason I have heard used! We are going to be made to beg on the streets, like Victorian times & before, if we do not make our opinions known.

Michele Weber
Michele Weber
  • Sheila Rawlings

Atrocious actions by the government. No medical for profit contractors should not be making these decisions!

Katherine Griffin
Katherine Griffin
  • Sheila Rawlings

I myself find that I have the same problems as you describe.

Darren Goodwin
Darren Goodwin

Atos Healthcare carries out disability assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). If you are claiming benefits as a result of a disability or injury, you may be required by the DWP to have an assessment with a qualified health care professional as part of your claim process. Atos Healthcare conducts disability assessments, using criteria set out by government, and provides the DWP with independent advice which is used by a DWP Decision Maker, along with any other...

Atos Healthcare carries out disability assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). If you are claiming benefits as a result of a disability or injury, you may be required by the DWP to have an assessment with a qualified health care professional as part of your claim process. Atos Healthcare conducts disability assessments, using criteria set out by government, and provides the DWP with independent advice which is used by a DWP Decision Maker, along with any other information they have received, to decide on your entitlement to benefit.

These benefits include: Employment Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. We also conduct assessments for the Service Personnel Veterans Agency.
" Your own GP who treats you week in week out is now being questioned on the state of your health. Office bound pen pushers are ticking boxes to meet their targtes. They are gambling with the lives of the disabled. These medical Assessments are degrading and humiliating. Please sign this petition.. "

Steve Pidgen
Steve Pidgen
  • Darren Goodwin

Also not good if your a TRUE BRIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen Goodwin
Karen Goodwin
  • Darren Goodwin

Karen Goodwin They should think of cutting other benefits such as Family Allowance to foreigners who live here and who send it back to their families abroad and not target people on DLA who including our servicemen/women who have fought for their country and others .It is absolutely disgusting!!! The Government need to get their act together and stop targeting the needy!!!!!

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Maureen Armstrong
Maureen Armstrong

what goes around comes around - the people who attack the weak, sick and those in need will have to answer at the general election.

Kate Ch
Kate Ch
  • Maureen Armstrong

By then though it will be too late :-(

Maureen Armstrong
Maureen Armstrong
  • Maureen Armstrong

rekmeber for the future

Ifaa Autoimmune Arthritis-Anthony

I live in the U.S., but the cut backs in the U.S. are causing the same dramatic health issues. So, in support of any country that is grappling with the same issues, I will support unconditionally!

Ifaa Autoimmune Arthritis-Anthony
Ifaa Autoimmune Arthritis-Anthony
  • Ifaa Autoimmune Arthritis-Anthony

This is in support of our family members in the UK! Please sign and invite your friends to do the same thing. They are having the same issues that we do with their policy makers. What affects one country, affects everyone in all countries! Keep sharing the Love, my friends! We need to stand up on a global basis! Thanking you in advance! God Bless!

Kath Thomson
Kath Thomson
  • Ifaa Autoimmune Arthritis-Anthony

thankyou anthony.. its awful any country picks on the disabled and sick, we must all stick together everywhere this brutality goes on. they dont care about the effects this has on people only the short term savings. thank you again

Walter Reakes
Walter Reakes

The coalition will never stop until they have the disavantaged on their knees.

Wyn Fletcher
Wyn Fletcher
  • Walter Reakes

Well said .it is about control........when a government can control your finance they can control you

Walter Reakes
Walter Reakes
  • Walter Reakes

You say it like it Wyn, weel done

Ann Collins
Ann Collins

they stopped mine after 6yrs, how can anyone become undisabled

Mary Nicholson
Mary Nicholson
  • Ann Collins

Like you Ann have had D.L.A. care section & Mobilty for 6yrs they now say you dont need care side of it anymore & as a knockon effect have lost the Pension Credit disability section as well !!!

Ann Collins
Ann Collins
  • Ann Collins

what is this bloody country coming to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Helen Carey
Helen Carey

Disgusting I care for my daughter 24 hours a day 7 days a week and she is now 20 years old no help no money and soon no wheelchair as the price is out of our budget, even thinking of sending her car back as we can't afford to run it now she hasnt been paid much becasue of this ESA she is in her 19th week now but the dss havent been informed yet to put her into one of the groups They make me laugh becasue if i dont i will cry My daughter has rett syndrome she is mentally and pyshically...

Disgusting I care for my daughter 24 hours a day 7 days a week and she is now 20 years old no help no money and soon no wheelchair as the price is out of our budget, even thinking of sending her car back as we can't afford to run it now she hasnt been paid much becasue of this ESA she is in her 19th week now but the dss havent been informed yet to put her into one of the groups They make me laugh becasue if i dont i will cry My daughter has rett syndrome she is mentally and pyshically handycapped with no speech double incontenet neorological brain disorder i have to change feed and eveything else for her and they wanted to send her for a work related interview

Helen Carey
Helen Carey
  • Helen Carey

Aw bless Ty x

Samantha Keir
Samantha Keir
  • Helen Carey

I think mr cameron and his colleauges should have a wage cut and give it to the DLA.

Jane Emery
Jane Emery
  • Helen Carey

geniue cases being penalised, the y should be ashamed the goverment, haven't a clue it's not about money. I would work tomorrow - we all need to take a long hard look at ourselves power & manipulation observer.

Audrey Murphy
Audrey Murphy
  • Helen Carey

signed shared... bloody rediculous what the government are trying to do.

Dale Hatton
Dale Hatton
  • Helen Carey

Another Government change where if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Will Clay
Will Clay
  • Helen Carey

Sick to death of the poor and sick being squeezed, while the so-called "1%" get more and more isolated in their comfortable lives.......IT MUST STOP. NOW.

Nina Philp
Nina Philp
  • Helen Carey

When you are no longer here, they will be having to fund permanent care, who is going to pay for that then? I fully sympathise with you, I am wondering if she has been assessed by ATOS yet? Good luck, I would love to see what they come up with! Good luck to you my dear, your care is a lifetimes work, may the Lord bless you and keep you both safe!

Elizabeth Breeze
Elizabeth Breeze
  • Helen Carey

Totally disgusting Helen, you, and your daughter shouldn't have to endure any of this government shit, I think Human Rights need to get involved with many cases I have read. God Bless You Both.x

Andrew Bulford
Andrew Bulford

It’s difficult to put into words how it totally drains me both physically and mentally trying to put into words what claiming ESA means to me. My neurologists and GP all agree that with my MS symptoms there is no way I can hold down a job even if I could successfully get one, even so I am bricking myself having spent five weeks filling out the ESA50 form waiting to see if I have been successful. Given the horror stories you hear how ATOS/DWP are treating deserving cases and how many are...

It’s difficult to put into words how it totally drains me both physically and mentally trying to put into words what claiming ESA means to me. My neurologists and GP all agree that with my MS symptoms there is no way I can hold down a job even if I could successfully get one, even so I am bricking myself having spent five weeks filling out the ESA50 form waiting to see if I have been successful. Given the horror stories you hear how ATOS/DWP are treating deserving cases and how many are going to appeal the stress its causing is indescribable.
Know I find I will have to go over it all again next year when DLA moves to PIP. There must be a way to sift out the cheats without putting the unfortunates through all this stress.
Time and time again I have been told – “avoid stressful situations”
I so hate claiming and living off the state but what choice do you have when the most precious commodity of all “HEALTH” lets you down.

Debbie Hughes Robinson
Debbie Hughes Robinson
  • Andrew Bulford

I have done everything by the book over the years.for what..abuse.

Sheila Hill
Sheila Hill
  • Andrew Bulford

Leave the genuine People alone and get rid of all the fraudsters!!!!

Steve Dibbs Dyball
Steve Dibbs Dyball
  • Andrew Bulford

Had mine stopped as was deemed that had nothing wrong with me. Since then i have been in hospital with CPC (Pneumonia) forced to find work, when even job centre wonder what i am doing there. Don't get me wrong, I want to work, always have done. They need to realise that not everyone falls into need little brackets. System is wrong.

Shirley Hannah
Shirley Hannah
  • Andrew Bulford

my brother has MS and very little mobility, his car is his lifeline, and gets him out the house, if he didn't get DLA he wouldnt be able 2 do this, the people who are really in need should not be made 2 suffer

Andrew Bulford
Andrew Bulford
  • Andrew Bulford

Thanks Tracy Wagstaff-Tracy May, I know life is what you are dealt, we all try to put on a positive front, its a shame we all have to keep re-living the struggle we are having to claim ESA and now PIP. Hi Nicky Lockyer, glad you had ESA awarded, sorry I didn't call as promised, I wll try next week if I get a chance.

Janet Purdie
Janet Purdie

lots of people are very dependant on the dla and it is not fair they have to suffer because the goverment cannot get it right in other words the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Susan Milligan
Susan Milligan
  • Janet Purdie

people are incappacitated for so many reasons, it's not cut and dry. loi Susan XXXX.

Sandra Peachey
Sandra Peachey
  • Janet Purdie

I think the government should back off and leave the dla as it is, have they got any members of there families with disabilities and if so it will effect those to, SO BACK OFF AND LEAVE THE DLA ALONE WE NEED IT!!!

Frances Mullen
Frances Mullen
  • Janet Purdie

NO MORE CUTS PLEASE. ---WHERE HEALTH IS CONCERNED ------- SHOW CONCERN-----USUAL SHITE FROM THIS GOVERNMENT

John M. Kimani
John M. Kimani
  • Janet Purdie

most of this non government organization their intentions is making money rather then helping peoples.also they hider upgrading of slums co2 they will loose they financial Donners.

Jessie Aitken
Jessie Aitken
  • Janet Purdie

dal help people pay for support worker their support there need on weekly basic for there needs.

Alan Moorhouse
Alan Moorhouse
  • Janet Purdie

It is the government's job to punish the sick, the old and the needy - they are Conservatives - which means that this is what they are sponsored and lobbied to do. I will happily sign the petition, but not much is going to change until we all finally revolt against seeing society run as a balance sheet set out by the greediest people on the planet.

Shirley Davis
Shirley Davis
  • Janet Purdie

they dont give a ____ about us poor sods just how they can screw more types of tax from us and leave the able rich alone got to cut somwhere and dont call it tax ?????

Janet Purdie
Janet Purdie
  • Janet Purdie

lots of people are very dependant on the dla and it is not fair they have to suffer because the goverment cannot get it right in other words the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Ali Ness
Ali Ness
  • Janet Purdie

so true

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