The fact the DWP and Ms McVey are responsible, for 6,300 disabled dead before their time, were found guilty in the European Court of Human Rights for genocide in the UK, and 640,000 disabled, deaf and vulnerable, were deprived of essential support and care, and terminally ill lost their homes, is no reason apparently to misrepresent or challenge her.
Now she issues a directive and threat if charities challenge her or her position she may 'look again' at funding. The burning question is why are any of these charities colluding with the state anyway? Maybe they too need to be taken to task for collusion? It looks like money comes before principle or defending the lives and rights of their clients. The reality hardly any charity in the UK HAS a viable grass root membership because they walked away from them, it looks ominous for those who are sick and need help. The cull goes on.
Disability charities that sign up to help deliver the government’s new Work and Health Programme must promise to “pay the utmost regard to the standing and reputation” of work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, official documents suggest.
The charities, and other organisations must also promise never to do anything that harms the public’s confidence in McVey (pictured) or her Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Disability charities like RNIB, the Royal Association for Deaf People and Turning Point have agreed to act as key providers of services under the Work and Health Programme – which focuses on supporting disabled people and other disadvantaged groups into work – and so appear to be caught by the clause in the contract. At least one of them – RNIB – has also signed contracts with one of the five main WHP contractors that contain a similar clause, which explicitly states that the charity must not “attract adverse publicity” to DWP and McVey.
The £398 million, seven-year Work and Health Programme is replacing the Work Programme and the specialist Work Choice disability employment scheme across England and Wales, with contractors paid mostly by results.
All the disability charities that have so far been contacted by Disability News Service (DNS) insist that the clause – which DWP says it has been using in such contracts since 2015 – will have no impact on their willingness to criticise DWP and work and pensions secretary Esther McVey or campaign on disability employment or benefits issues.
[This is a lie, they are not challenging the DWP].