Victims of DWP and ATOS


30/12/2012 by AndreaUrbanFox

Victims of DWP and ATOS

In Memoriam

Mark Wood
Mark “VULNERABLE and fragile” starved to death four months after most of his benefits were stopped and he was left with just £40 a week to survive on

Brian McArdle;
Brian was paralysed down his left hand side, blind in one eye and unable to speak properly. Yet he was declared fit for work. Brian collapsed of a heart attack because of the stress of losing his benefits.

Mark Mullins and Helen Mullins:
Mark and Helen Mullins were found lying side by side in their home after committing suicide together.They had been left destitute after Helen had her claim for benefit turned down,they had no food, no heating and no electric.

Richard Sanderson:
Richard Sanderson, of Southfields, south west London, committed suicide after receiving a letter from Wandsworth Council informing him his housing benefit would be cut by £30 a month.

Martin Rust,
Martin Rust, 36,a schizophrenic had his benefits cut and was ordered back to work.He left a note saying: “To those I love, I’m sorry. Goodbye.” Coroner William Armstrong said the DWP’s decision “caused distress and may well have had an adverse effect”, recording that Mr Rust had committed suicide while suffering from a treatment-resistant mental illness.

Craig Monk
Criag Monk. 43, was found hanging in his home, he had a a partial amputation of his leg and was described by his family as “vulnerable” he became depressed that his benefits had been cut.

Colin Traynor
Colin Traynor, who was a life long epileptic. He was assessed as fit for work, he appealed, but his parents say he became depressed and lost weight , he died less than four months later,the day after his death his parents found out he had won That appeal.

David Groves
David Groves, 56, died of a massive heart ­attack the night before his medical assessment as he sat at his computer and scoured the Internet for ways to raise cash in case he lost his entitlement.

Elaine Christian
Elaine Christian, 57, was found in a drain after walking out of her home. A post mortem revealed she had died from drowning, despite having more than ten self-inflicted cuts on her wrists.The inquest in Hull was told Mrs Christian had been deeply worried about a meeting she was due to have to discuss her entitlement to disability benefits.

Christelle Pardo and Kayjah Pardo:
Christelle Pardo,32 and Kayjah Pardo 6 months, After having all her income cut off and her housing benefit withdrawn, and with a baby to care for, she had been left destitute. When she begged for help the only response from the DWP was that she didn’t qualify under the rules,So she killed herself and her young child.

Leanne Chambers:
Leanne Chambers, 30, body was found in the river weir five months after she walked out of her home she had battled depression for a number of years and had taken a turn for the worse after receiving a letter telling her she had to be assessed by a doctor she did not know, to see if she was fit to return to work.

Mark Scott:
Mark Scott, 46, who suffered from anxiety, epilepsy was left penniless when he was declared fit for work and his benefits were stopped.He died six weeks later in the Southport flat where he lived alone.

Karen Sherlock,
Karen died after a long and difficult fight, losing her benefits after being told she was fit for work, and after finally winning her appeal. Karen had diabetes with kidney complications.

Cecilia Burns,
Cecilia was a cancer sufferer, who had her benefits cut by government officials who said she was fit to work after she was assessed by government contractor Atos Healthcare.

Chris Cann,
Chris was a triple amputee who was wrongly declared fit for work died after being deemed ‘fit for work’.

Stephen Hill,
Stephen was declared fit for work, with the assessor declaring: “Significant disability due to cardiovascular problems seems unlikely.” Mr Hill died of a heart attack five weeks later. Read more into Stephen Hill`s story.

Peter Hodgson,
Peter was a “VULNERABLE’ disabled man who took his own life felt pressurised by changes to the benefits system.

Paul Willcoxson
Paul had mental health issues and he took his own life because of stress and worrying about benefit cuts

George, from Chesterfield
Another Atos victim found fit for work collapsed and died of a heart attack, the day before another Atos medical. His widow is convinced the stress of claiming killed him

Eileen Nearne MBE
Eileen was a WWII spy tortured by the Nazis died penniless after her British pension was halted without explanation

NOTE – The above list is ongoing and will be updated whenever a new DWP/Atos related death occurs. If I have forgotten to mention anyone, please leave me a comment with the details. Thanks

More DWP/ATOS related horror stories:

Sheila Holt
Sheila, from Rochdale, was invited to “intensive job-focused activity”…while she was in a coma!

Louise Davidson
Louise suffers from cystic fibrosis and is a lung transplant patient. She had her benefits cut from £130 to £21 and the DWP are taking back her mobility car because she was able to walk from one side of a room to the other.

Gary Stirling
Gary suffers from PTSD, found fit for work had benefits cut, is about to be made homeless and is now surviving thanks to food bank.

Ruth Anim
Ruth has learning difficulties, a heart problem and epilepsy. A work capability test by Atos said she should prepare for a job.

NOTE – The above list is ongoing and will be updated whenever a new DWP/Atos related horror story occurs. If I have forgotten to mention anyone, please leave me a comment with the details. Thanks


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31 thoughts on “Victims of DWP and ATOS

  1. […] Sorry for ranting. It was not the aim of this blog to go off on one about the government. What I wanted was to give you an idea how bad things are before coming to what was the actual aim of this blog: to pay my respect to those who have died as a direct or indirect result of “work capability assessment” carried out on behalf of the UK Government by Atos Healthcare and subsequent benefit cuts. I will do that on a separate blog: In Memoriam […]

  2. Thx for taking time and effort to remember innocent victims. At this time of year memories are even more painful

  3. I cannot say it`s a pleasure. I hope such lists didnt exist. I hope more people wake up to what is going on. If you know of anyone who I havent mentioned in the list, please leave me a comment with their details and a link. I`ll duly update the list. Wishing you a happy new year.

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  5. Stolen innocence 2012 of United Wheeldom says:

    Reblogged this on stoleninnocence2012's Blog and commented:
    This list of people shows the compassion promised by Cameron & Co in lead up to the 2010 election was all waffle & advertising puff! ATOS/DWP have compounded by their obtuse decisions the problems already faced by these people & drive them over the edge; may they all rest in peace!

  6. Sue Bunting says:

    Wow. You mean there are more places MORE fucked up than the US….This is astounding.

  7. Lady Andrea says:

    Different degrees of fucked up but fucked up nonetheless.

    PS- Note that this list is incomplete. I lost track of just how many people have died as a direct result of these WCA and cuts.

    If anyone know of any further cases, pls leave a comment with the casualty`s name and link to the story.


  8. Andrea Emily Owen says:

    Atos arent even propper doctors

  9. Lady Andrea says:

    No, they are not.

  10. Andrea Emily Owen says:

    My money was dropped by 100 pound and atos didnt listen to my health problems and my axiety and panic attacks i just hope someone from tos is reading this as my intital meeting with the doctor in luton dismissed. what we had said and wrote what she liked

  11. Lady Andrea says:

    My advice is appeal. Take it to tribunal. I did and I won.

  12. I have set the above cases to video so as to enable wider exposure – I hope you don’t mind, took ages to add all the captions… 😦 Here is the link

  13. denvereks says:

    Reblogged this on Power-Gazing and commented:
    Victims of DWP should be remembered. Some of these facts are heart breaking…for those who have a heart and don’t view people’s personal lives as marks on the impersonal lenses of statistics.

  14. Thank you for putting this despicable crime in the public sphere xxx

  15. coral says:

    The list goes on and is so depressing, been thinking about thls löt -i think that the dwp is a self regulated, self monitoring goverment agency – trusting then to make a fair impartial decision based on human need is a bit like asking a school child to mark his own homework, its not likely to be a positive experience . As members of a post war industrial country with the benefits like the Nhs, which is also becoming finance based rather than health based, we mistakenly believe that these agencies are here to identify need and protect öur vulnerable, they are not they are based around capitalsm and the buißness model is not humananist its capitalist in concept and application.

  16. Lady Andrea says:

    No I dont mind at all. Thanks.

  17. Lady Andrea says:

    I cant say it is a pleasure but thanks.

    Note – there are alot more cases but I lost track.If you or anyone else know of any further cases, please leave a comment with their names and link to story. Ta.

  18. […] the disabled. A number of people effected by the Government’s assault on the disabled gave moving testimony to the gathered crowd, on a freezing, albeit sunny afternoon…. CONTINUED […]

  19. Aryah says:

    We lost £600pm and are now relying on handouts and the foodbank to feed and clothe our 5 kids. My partner is a severe schizophenic and poses a danger to others yet they have declared him fit for work. I wish I could work but he can’t be left with the children for extended periods. I am the only one that can control him.

  20. Lady Andrea says:

    So sorry to hear that. All I can say is appeal against the Atos & DWP decision. Take it to tribunal. Dont be scared. Pls keep us posted. *HUGS*

  21. mel price says:

    I am ashamed to be a conservative.

  22. […] Northamptonshire Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) highlighted this fact on a banner on a protest this week at Leicester Clocktower. Leicester Socialist Party members joined the protest, along with campaigners from Leicester Occupy movement, and faith groups. We heard of some of the tragic details of those who had died, including a disabled couple who had committed suicide, as they were destitute. They were found together in their home with no electricity, food or heating. See more here – […]

  23. Andrea says:

    Atos are a waist of space and my mate won his appeal as I did I got my money back dated and got it my mat won tribunal in December and still waiting for money to b paid out

  24. Lady Andrea says:

    Glad to hear you and your won

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