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SCRAP ATOS - END THE WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT

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  • 10 Thousands Cuts & Counting is a a ceremony of remembrance and solidarity for those who have had their lives devastated by the austerity programme, including more than 10,000 people who died shortly after undergoing the Atos Work Capability Assessment, the degrading test used by the government to assess the needs of people receiving benefits related to disability and ill health.
  • The gathering will demand an immediate end to the Work Capability Assessment, as voted for by the British Medical Association, and a New Deal for sick & disabled people based on their needs, abilities and ambitions.
28th September • Parliament Square, London • 12 noon
 
Disabled people are leading the fight back against the injustices of austerity: we cannot stand idly by while our communities and institutions are devastated by this government.
 
We're trying to raise £1000 to cover the expenses of this important memorial. Please donate to our fund below.
 
 
On Saturday 28th September, the community will gather to demand an end to the government’s austerity assault which particularly affects disabled people.
 

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The ceremony will remember those who have died and those living who are having their independence and dignity challenged as a result of austerity, led by disability activists, Occupy activists, the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Michael Meacher MP and other representatives.
 
A delegation from the gathering will present to the Prime Minister The Downing Street Demand, in support of 52,000 people who have already signed the WOW Petition, which calls for an immediate end to degrading way in which the government assesses the support needs given to valuable people in our community and a New Deal for sick & disabled people based on their needs, abilities and ambitions.