Submission of Evidence – Health Assessments for Benefits

Submission of Evidence – Health Assessments for Benefits

Submission of evidence on the use of health assessments for disability benefits Professor Angie Hart, Debbie Hatfield, Lisa Buttery, Lindsay Jones, Andy Barling, Jo Tanner – Centre of Resilience for Social Justice at the University of Brighton, Boingboing, Grace Advocacy and University of West London.

May 2022: We submitted our response to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into health assessments for benefits. We draw on our collective organisational and personal experiences, relating them to current policy and practice. We are a community of academics, students, practitioners, parents/carers and young people working together to beat and change the odds, as and with disadvantaged communities. Many of us have our own complex life challenges including physical and learning disabilities. Some of us have experienced adverse effects of current government policy and practice.

We make recommendations for how the health assessment processes to claim disability benefits should be improved.

You can download and read our response. You might think about sending our response to your local MP, who can then draw on it for their own lobbying purposes.

 

 

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