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Beyond the Barriers

Author: Spartacus Network

Work for those who can. Security for those who can't. Support for all.

A Spartacus Network report into Employment Support Allowance, the Work Programme and recommendations for a new system of support.

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Documents

People

Stef Benstead

Stef Benstead

Library

The People's Review of WCA Further Evidence

People's Review of WCA Further Evidence

This report provides additional evidence to the first People's Review of the Work Capability Assessment.

Mobility for All

Mobility for All

This is a submission to the Department for Work and Pensions consultation on the 'moving around' activity of the assessment for the Personal Independence Payment.

Briefing on PIP Mobility Consultation

Briefing on PIP Mobility Consultation

The briefing sets out the concerns of disabled people and others in relation to the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Emergency Stop

Emergency Stop

A report on the hidden economic and social cost of welfare reform.

Briefing on ESA Regulations

Briefing on ESA Regulations

This briefing was written to alert people to the impact on disabled benefits claimants of the Employment and Support Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 2012 reference no 3096.

Closing the Door on the Law

Closing the Door on the Law

A report on the implications for chronically sick and disabled tenants of the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012.

The People's Review of the Work Capability Assessment

The People's Review of the WCA

This report was written in response to the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) which assesses an individual’s entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes

A report on the inadequacy of Discretionary Housing Payments to mitigate the impact of the 'bedroom tax' on sick and disabled housing benefit claimants in social housing.

Past Caring

Past Caring

This report is a response to Worcestershire County Council's proposal for a Maximum Expenditure Policy in relation to social care support for disabled adults.

Together We Shout

Together We Shout

The ‘We Are Spartacus’ Community Submission to the Government Consultation on Assessments for Personal Independence Payments.

Responsible Reform

Responsible Reform

A 2012 report on the most relevant evidence available on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the proposals to replace it with Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Assessing the Assessors

Assessing the Assessors

Independent research by disabled people on the assessment process which many are forced to undergo - the Work Capability Assessment.

Fulfilling Potential?

Fulfilling Potential?

In this significant report Catherine Hale explores the experience of a key group of disabled people who have been slotted into the 'Work Related Activity Group'.

Austerity Bites

Austerity Bites

Mary O'Hara's book describes the many dimensions of 'austerity' and how it is affecting the lives of ordinary people in the UK.