Strategic advice & funding for housing, care & support providers

Contact us now to discuss your requirements

    It has been reported that frontline staff at the Department for Work and Pensions have received guidance on how to deal with suicidal benefit claimants ahead of more welfare reforms. welfare bill 2.jpg

    Workers at the DWP have been given a six-point plan on how to deal with people who are denied benefits and are feeling suicidal, reports the Independent.

    Call centre staff have been instructed to allow rejected claimants for universal credit to talk about their intentions to end their lives.

    A DWP spokesman did not deny that the guidance had been handed out, and said: “Our frontline Jobcentre staff work hard every day supporting people to find jobs and it is only right we provide a range of training and guidance to assist them in their work.”

    Disability campaign group Black Triangle later estimated that as many as 80 suicide cases were directly to benefit cuts.

    “If it was a medical trial, it would have been abandoned long ago. So many have died as a direct result of the withdrawal of benefits, as confirmed by numerous coroner’s inquests,” John McArdle, co-founder of the group said at the time.

    What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions

    August 27, 2015 by Laura Matthews Categories: Government And Reforms

    Latest Briefing

    Introduction The National Statement of Expectations for Supported Housing (NSE) was finally published on 20 October 2020, five years after the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review suggested regulatory and oversight changes were needed, although in 2018 the government >>>

     

    Customer endorsement

    Responding to the DWP Consultation:  Housing Benefit Reform - Supported Housing

    "I thought this briefing was very good and very useful.  The presentation was clear, well argued and I always find Michael gives me food for thought even if I don't agree with everything he says.  I really like the way he facilitates a discussion in the room and I learn as much from other participants as I do from the presenter which is always good. Right length, right tone."

    R.P. - Richmond Fellowship

    Quick Contact