The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Reposted from the Telegraph

As if the Tories haven’t damaged peoples mental health enough with their flawed policies, now we have this … they really don’t give a sh*t do they.

Unemployment: People queue outside a a Jobcentre Plus branch.
The number of people who have been out of work for two years has doubled since 2010 Photo: Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of benefit claimants face being stripped of their state allowances if they refuse to undergo treatment for anxiety and depression, under radical plans being drawn up by ministers.

Existing welfare rules mean it is not possible to require claimants to have treatment, such as therapy or counselling, as a condition of receiving sickness benefits.

Senior ministers now believe the rules should be reviewed in order to reduce the “huge” numbers of people who are declared unfit for work due to mental health problems.


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