NSUN network for mental health is an independent, service-user-led charity that connects people with experience of mental health issues to give us a stronger voice in shaping policy and services.
Green paper is unethical and cruel say disbled people
Disabled people and other campaigners have reacted with shock, anger and concern to 'Improving Lives', the government proposals to consider forcing all sick and disabled people on out-of-work disability benefits to take part in “mandatory” activity.
As UK readers described the green paper as the product of a 'government that constantly initiates dogma driven policy, rather then evidence driven policy', voices from abroad were equally damming. Professor Susan L Parish, professor of disability policy at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, in the United States, tweeted: “This failed miserably in the USA, so they’ll try it in the UK.” For more reactions to the green paper, please read this article
The disabled community, Human Rights and the UK Government
Shock and ritical reactions to the Green Paper come in the context of long term concerns about our Human Rights.