National Autistic Society response to the 'Not Working' report by Citizens Advice
A report released by Citizens Advice this week reveals that high numbers of seriously ill and disabled people have failed the new Work Capability Assessment and been found ‘fit for work’ since Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) was introduced. The National Autistic Society (NAS) is backing the report, which reinforces the findings our Don’t Write Me Off campaign.
NAS Chief Executive, Mark Lever, said, “Eighteen organisations are backing this report, including the NAS – the Government can no longer ignore the failures in the system. Thousands of people with serious, lifelong and disabling conditions are being denied support when they need it most.”
We have told you about Paula, who wanted to work, but was not given the support she needed to find employment. You can find out more about her story on this site.