New survey to collect your experiences of
Atos/work capability assessment by Disabled
People against Cuts (DPAC), Black Triangle and
Social Welfare Union (SWU)
In an answer to a parliamentary question on Atos from Frank
Field (lab) Chris Grayling said:
"Based on the results of a trial during 2011, we have not
implemented universal recording for claimants going
through the work capability assessment (WCA).
We have asked Atos Healthcare to accommodate requests
for audio recording, where a claimant makes a request in
advance of their assessment.
This approach began in late 2011 and we will monitor take
up during 2012 before making a decision on the
requirement for recording assessments, taking into
account factors such as value for money and the value it
adds to the WCA process.
As part of this process we are also reviewing Atos capacity
to provide recordings for those claimants who currently
We at Disabled People against Cuts (DPAC), Black Triangle
and Social Welfare Union (SWU) want to make sure that we
gather the REAL facts on what people are experiencing. We
suspect that the government will try to pull the option for
recordings of WCA completely due to what they will say is a
lack of demand, so we have put together a short survey to
gather information on the demand for recordings and on other
issues on the WCA.
Please pass this survey on to as many people as possible. If
you know someone who would like a printed paper copy of this
survey please send their details to firstname.lastname@example.org
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