Coming soon to a JC+ near you – Death by Sanctions…

If the government gets away with forcing people with MH problems to undergo treatment in exchange for benefits (my experience both as carer and victim is that what treatment there is inadequate, already overstretched, and hard to access**), this will undermine the basic right of patients to refuse any treatment they feel is inappropriate or harmful.

**I also feel very strongly that many of those afflicted by mental illness need the services of a skilled clinical psychiatrist, not some numpty with a gold star in counselling.

It will then, I’m sure, be only a matter of time before the whole toxic scheme is rolled out across the entire disability benefits spectrum – no treatment, no money.

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Disability Benefits and Human Rights…

I found this in my search-engine heap – “human rights and Incapacity Benefit”.

All I can say is Ha!

Incapacity Benefit – all benefits – are not rights. You can only get them if you qualify (and sometimes, as with DLA, not even then).

You could argue that, as you have a disability, you qualify for disability benefits, but it doesn’t work that way. You have to not only be disabled, you have to be Continue reading