Mental health, poverty, and the devastating erosion of the social safety net.

Iain Duncan Smith plans to not only retest everyone on ESA (Employment and Support Allowance), but limit both ESA and PIP (Personal Independence Payment) when it comes to people who are debilitated by mental health problems. I am expecting stories to appear that denigrate the mentally ill, and I don’t expect there to be an enormous uproar with big protests, but rather a big news story for a day and then dies down to a simmer. It will go ahead, and people will die because of it, being unable to work and having no access to disability support.

read the full article here: http://starsandspirals.co.uk/mental-health-poverty-and-the-erosion-of-the-social-safety-net/

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