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Suicide Guidance

Suicide Guidance

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This guidance is meant to help staff dealing with unsuccessful applicants for Universal Credit who are threatening to self-harm or take their own life. But what this is doing is putting people in real danger because if people are assessed wrongly and they are already feeling suicidal it could drive somebody over the edge.

In a recent report from the Department Working Pension. The report that they published showed that between January 2011 and November 2011. There were 10600 deaths over a 10 month period, because ATOS had declared claimants being deemed “fit for work” This alone does not take into account of people kicked off benefits by DWP sanctions and who have committed suicide.

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