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A Response to Shaping Future Support

Author: Mo Stewart, Research Lead, Preventable Harm Project

The UK Government which has been repeatedly criticised by United Nations committees for its failure to respect the human rights of disabled people has now published the Health and Disability Green Paper. 

As Mo Stewart argues in this important briefing paper the claims of the government are often false or misleading and rely on their own badly designed research. There is no acknowledgement of the years of bad policy-making, and their severe consequences (including unnecessary deaths, suicides and poverty). It seems highly unlikely, without a real change in thinking, that these new policies will alter the ongoing preventable harm directly caused by the UK Government itself.

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Shaping Future Support: The Health and Disability Green Paper © Mo Stewart 2021.

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Next Steps on a Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA)

Next Steps on a CIA

Simon Duffy explores the possibility of developing an even more rigorous assessment of how cuts have targeted disabled people.

Spartacus ESA Mythbuster

Spartacus ESA Mythbuster

Members of Spartacus Network bust the dangerous myths and misinformation that has grown up around ESA.

The Creation of Preventable Harm

The Creation of Preventable Harm

The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is a key element of the UK Government's welfare policy and has caused preventable harm and suicide by disabled people.

What Price Preventable Harm?

What Price Preventable Harm?

Mo Stewart summarises the conclusions of the Preventable Harm Project which examined the causes and impact of the flawed WCA.

Preventable Harm and the Work Capability Assessment

Preventable Harm and the WCA

Mo Stewart provides a brief overview of some of the most important elements in the development of a policy which is causing preventable harm to UK citizens.