"Bouncing Bill's Circus of Death and Despair"

GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Adran Gwaith a Phensiynau

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GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Regarding the contract between DWP AND ATOS,.

Can you please tell me the percentage of claimants that ATOS were instructed to fail to deprive them of their disability benefits?

Yours faithfully,

GEOFFREY REYNOLDS

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Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

One other piece of evidence is clinching. When Atos work for other employers like the Royal Mail or the NHS, their decisions about unfitness for work are wholly different. That points ineluctably to the real truth, as I said at the end of the debate, that DWP are quite ready to accept, even require, this inhumanity if it is the only means to get 1.6 million disabled persons off Incapacity Benefit. The evil is not Atos – I make no excuse for them whatsoever since they could, and certainly should, walk away from so brutal and dehumanising a contract – but the real evil is the DWP (and no doubt the Treasury behind them) and the Ministerial instructions that set up this system – the descriptors, the regulations, the guidance, and all the rest. In fact in Kettering Atos have implemented all Harrington’s proposals and the accuracy of assessment is almost 100%, but it means only doing 4 assessments a day and DWP insists on 11.

DWP DWP Medical Services Correspondence, Adran Gwaith a Phensiynau

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Dear Mr Reynolds

Please see your FOI response attached

Kind regards

Health & Disability Assessments (Operations)/Department for Work and Pensions/Room 306/Block 31/Norcross/Norcross Lane/Blackpool/FY5 3TA

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Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

For the dwp and associated departments to make predictions,eg ESTHER MCVEY in parliament,the dwp must have made stipulations to ATOS to fail high percentages of examinations.

Regarding your reply, it is what i would expect from a corrupt institution that hides behind information freedoms.

For Mcvey to issue protracted figures regarding disability benefit figures, an underhand instruction to fail claimants was issued by your department.

The secrecy surrounding the DWP contract with ATOS affirms this.

GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request '"Bouncing Bill's Circus of Death and Despair"'.
Given that the contract between DWP and ATOS has been kept secret from the public, the percentage of examination failures is astronomic, one must come to a conclusion that wrongdoing is apparent.

Disability benefits are being stolen from claimants due to pressure from within your organisation.

Bill Gunnyeon is mandating deprivation and death of those most weakest in society, a form of Ethnic Cleansing, in breach of the Human Rights Act, i therefore request an internal review.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/bo...

Yours faithfully,

GEOFFREY REYNOLDS

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Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

IAN DUNCAN SMITH was asked why the DWP were seeking to instruct JOBCENTREPLUS to instigate sanctions against claimants. He denied any knowledge.
Circulars were sent out to JOBCENTREPLUS to refer to clients as claimants in an effort to further dehumanise them. He denied any knowledge.

Documents sent by staff of JOBCENTRES have appeared on line.

Suffice to say, more revelations of the DWPs dirty tricks campaign will come to light as the government called the departments industrial action, "FUTILE"

TIME WILL TELL AND DOMINOES WILL FALL

Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Classified documents have been suppressed from public scrutiny, that show the DWP and high ranking ministers acted to deprive claimants from benefits.

ATOS contract was issued on the understanding that large percentages of examinations would have to fail.
The hiring of a french company would further hinder the publics ability to challenge data.

Shareholder information must never come into the public domain.

DWP DWP Medical Services Correspondence, Adran Gwaith a Phensiynau

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Dear Mr Reynolds

Please see your FOI response attached

Kind regards

Health & Disability Assessments (Operations)/Department for Work and Pensions/Room 306/Block 31/Norcross/Norcross Lane/Blackpool/FY5 3TA

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Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

ATOS HAS NO TARGETS!!!!

Neither did the jobcentres till you were shamed!

SADLY, BILL GUNNYEON HAS CREATED HIS OWN LITTLE CEMETERY WHICH HE CONTINUES TO STOCK EACH DAY......

Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Dear Mr Reynolds

Freedom of Information Act - Request for Internal Review
Our Reference: IR 272

Thank you for your email dated 21 March 2013 requesting a review of the Department for
Work and Pensions (DWP) response to your Freedom of Information request (FoI 1141) dated
8 March 2013.

In your email you asked to be provided with information answering the following questions:-

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of
my FOI request '"Bouncing Bill's Circus of Death and Despair"'.
Given that the contract between DWP and ATOS has been kept secret from the public, the
percentage of examination failures is astronomic, one must come to a conclusion that
wrongdoing is apparent.

Disability benefits are being stolen from claimants due to pressure from within your
organisation.

Bill Gunnyeon is mandating deprivation and death of those most weakest in society, a form of
Ethnic Cleansing, in breach of the Human Rights Act, i therefore request an internal review.

Please be assured that your request has been given our full consideration and that all aspects
of your review were taken fully into account.

The review was conducted by an independent official of the Department, of the relevant grade
and authority to carry out such requests. The case has been examined afresh, and guidance
has been sought from domain experts to ensure all factors were taken fully into account

In your request, FoI 1141, you asked for the percentage of claimants that ATOS were
instructed to fail to deprive them of their disability benefits. The response explained that Atos
Healthcare do not have targets to reduce the number of claimants on benefit, it also explained
that they do not have any role in the benefit decision making process.

I can further add that FoI is about supplying recorded information held by the Department; it is
not to explain things or confirm whether your assumptions are correct or not.

MY ASSUMPTIONS ARE CORRECT AND THE DEPARTMENT IS LYING (FACT NOT FICTION)
GUNNYEONS TRAIL OF DEATH CONTINUES..........

Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

eSTHER MCVEY WAS ABLE TO FORECAST DISABILITY FIGURES DURING PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE.....

The only way anybody can make a forecast is to present them with figures......

Figures that were processed from internal information from within your corrupt department.

MCVEYS figures were conceived from the number of actual claimants minus the ones anticipated to fail.

THERFORE THE OUTCOME WAS PLANNED FROM THE OUTSET.
YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF THIEVES HIDING BEHIND OFFICE............

Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

PLEASE NOTICE THE LINKS TO UNUM, ATOS, GUNNYEON AND LITCHFIELD AND FINALLY MANSEL AYLWARD...

Sadly, guess who is the independent scrutineer for ATOS,

The one and only PAUL LITCHFIELD.....

Labour partys ASSESSMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP....

Sue Godby, UnumUK
Dr Angela Gra­ham, Atos Origin
Dr Paul Litch­field, Fac­ulty of Occu­pa­tional Medi­cine (Bill Gunnyeon, now the chief Med­ical Advisor to DWP was the pres­id­ent of the FOM)

In Phys­ical Tech­nical Work­ing Group included:

Dr Angela Gra­ham, Atos Ori­gin Med­ical Services
Dr Peter Dewis, Dis­ab­il­ity Ana­lyst and Cus­tomer Care Dir­ector, UnumUK
Dr David Hende­r­son Slater, yet again

The former Chief Med­ical Advisor to the UK gov­ern­ment, Pro­fessor Mansel Ayl­ward, was instru­mental in advising the UK gov­ern­ment to set up med­ical assess­ment centres based on the model in Amer­ica, and he is still fun­ded by the same Amer­ican com­pany used in his example, with his research centre in Wales. The company’s name: UnumProvid­ent (UK). Indeed, his research centre for Psychoso­cial and Dis­ab­il­ity Research is based at Cardiff Uni­ver­sity (Pro­fessor Ayl­ward is the Dir­ector) is named the“UnumProvident Centre.” Pro­fessor Ayl­ward was also instru­mental in how the recent Wel­fare Reform Act was to be imple­men­ted by the DWP. 8

ATOS AND ITS TWISTED CHILDREN....

Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

From: GEOFFREY REYNOLDS

12 April 2013

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Today i read a story that would shock anybody in the civilised
world.

I state "civilised" because i, like many others, believe the UK ,
has moved away from even the lowest standards acceptable.

http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2013/04...

With reference to the link above.
The link features a 30 year old woman who is in a wheelchair.
She cannot walk or talk, has profound multiple learning
difficulties, brain damage,cerebral palsy and throws faeces.
Having a mental age estimated at three, she was however examined
by ATOS and found to be fit for work......

I expect you to reply to say that you cannot comment on individual
cases. This case is not the focus of my one and only question to
your department, the DWP.

My question is simple,

How did the software and the opinion of, a so called HCP
professional, ever get past the primary stages that would allow
this heinous travesty of justice?
Words fail me. You have plunged to another all time low.

Yours faithfully, GEOFFREY REYNOLDS

Link to this

Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

WELL DONE BILL, ANOTHER FOR YOUR LIST...

Man partially paralysed with brain haemorrhage shot himself after benefits stopped
Posted on April 17, 2013 by JJ

gazette_herald

‘Benefits withdrawal led to man’s suicide’

12:19pm Wednesday 17th April 2013 in News By Karen Darley

A FORMER farm labourer shot himself after learning that his benefits were being stopped, an inquest heard.

Nicholas Peter Barker, of Bridge Farm Close, Helmsley, was found dead in his front garden with a shotgun at his feet by his neighbour on December 10 last year.

In a statement, Keith Howes said he had known Mr Barker for 11 years and described him as a “nice chap who got on with everyone”.

“I saw him that morning as he was putting out his bin and he seemed to be happy and his normal self, not depressed or sad,”

Mr Howes told the inquest at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court.

“That evening I was in my front room watching the television, when at about 6pm I heard a long bang. It was so loud I nearly shot out of my skin, but it was very dark outside and I couldn’t see anything.”

Mr Howes said he went outside and saw Mr Barker slumped in a chair.

“I also saw that there was a gun on the floor. I ran inside and phoned 999,”

he said.

A post mortem examination revealed that Mr Barker, who was 51, had died from a massive head injury due to a gunshot wound.

The report added that no drugs or alcohol had been detected.

Mr Barker’s former wife, Linda Barker, who gave evidence at the inquest, said they had been married for 12 years and separated in 1995, although they still saw each other on a regular basis.

“During the first half of our marriage he suffered a brain haemorrhage and although he was ok and could still do things, one side was quite paralysed and he was not able to work,”

Mrs Barker told the inquest.

“I know he had been on some sort of benefit for a number of years.”

Mrs Barker said she had last seen Mr Barker on December 8 when he had called to see her at work.

“He was going for a drink and seemed happy but he wanted me to help him go through his benefit papers because he was worried that he was going to be sent back to work,”

she added.

“I told him not to worry as he wasn’t able to work and I said I would come and see him.”

Mrs Barker said he was due to attend an appeal hearing on December 18 against a decision to stop his benefits.

“He was always a happy man and never spoke about private matters in public, so I knew this was worrying him as he had talked about it in front of other people,”

she said.

A statement from Mr Barker’s doctor said they had spoken on the phone on December 4 and he had been upset because his benefits were being stopped after an annual assessment as he did not have the required number of points to qualify.

Coroner Michael Oakley said that Mr Barker’s death had been a deliberate act and that he had killed himself:

“The main factor worrying him was that his benefits had been stopped and had he attended the appeal he may have been successful, but it did not get that far,” he said.

“It is evident that the matter was concerning him greatly.”

Hambleton Gazette and Herald

See also: Here Endeth The First Lesson Posted on April 17, 2013

Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

This was one of the blogs from BLACK TRIANGLE website.
It is truly indicative of the actions of the DWP in the demonisation of the weakest, the disabled.........

Nicola says:
May 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm

My son is suicidal after been refused dla and ESA , the police have been out concerned for his safety , he has nil income and no benefits , he suffers with symptoms of aspergers and ADHD anxiety and depression . His doctors sick notes are been if ignored . Please help he is mentally unstable and 21 now .

These are the pleas of a mother for her sons well being......

"TAKE A GOOD LOOK GUNNYEON"

Link to this

Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

And yet another;

paul says:
May 8, 2013 at 6:58 pm

i’m currently awaiting a date for tribunal, having been turned down in the first stage…
i’m stressed up to the limits as i had a break in benefits due to atos(small a) last april(2012) for a few months and the misery that ensued…
i have nothing else to live on and i’m beginning to feel suicidal… if they cut me off entirely.. i’ve had it…

THE DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE AS YOU PRETEND TO LOOK AWAY.........

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Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

"BEDROOM TAX SUICIDE"

Ten days ago Stephanie Bottrill sat in the redbrick terrace house which had been home for 18 years to write notes to her loved ones, the Sunday People reports .

She ripped the pages from a spiral-bound notebook and placed them neatly in little brown envelopes.

There was one for her son. Another for her daughter. Her mother. Friends. And a very special one for the year-old grandson she doted on.

Then in the early hours of last Saturday Stephanie, 53, left her home for the last time, leaving her cat Joey behind as the front-door clicked shut.

She crossed her road in Meriden Drive, Solihull, to drop one of her letters and her house keys through a neighbour’s letterbox. Then she walked 15 minutes through the sleeping estate to Junction 4 of the M6.

And at 6.15am she walked straight into the path of a northbound lorry and was killed instantly. Stephanie Bottrill had become the first known suicide victim of the hated Bedroom Tax.

In the letter to her son, Steven, 27, she had written: “Don’t blame yourself for me ending my life. The only people to blame are the Government.”

Stephanie was tormented over having to find £20 a week to pay for the two under-occupied bedrooms she had been assessed for.

Days before her death she told neighbours: “I can’t afford to live any more.”

Solihull council Labour group leader David Jamieson, who knows the family well, said: “I’m absolutely appalled this poor lady has taken her own life because she was worried how she would pay the Bedroom Tax.

“I hope the Government will take notice and reconsider this policy.”

Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Another of BILL GUNNYEONS victims....

Linda Wootton: Double heart and lung transplant dies nine days after she has benefits stopped
26 May 2013 00:01

She was told her employment and support allowance was being stopped as she lay dying in a hospital bed.

A double heart and lung transplant patient died just NINE DAYS after the Government stopped her benefits and ordered her to go back to work.

Linda Wootton, 49, was on 10 prescription drugs a day, suffering high blood pressure, renal failure and regular blackouts.

Yet Atos – the private firm carrying out the Government’s controversial work capability assessments – ruled she was fit enough to find a job after she was interviewed.

Cost-cutting officials sent Linda a letter telling her that her £108.05 a week employment and support allowance was being stopped as she lay dying in a hospital bed.

Her husband Peter said: “I sat there and listened to my wife drown in her own body fluids. It took half an hour for her to die – and that’s a woman who’s ‘fit for work’. The last months of her life were a misery because she worried about her benefits, feeling useless, like a scrounger.

“But there was no way in a million years she could work.”

The Coalition hired Atos to carry out the assessments as part of the welfare cuts. The firm processed almost 20,000 incapacity benefit claimants a week last year... but a third of the people who appealed against its decisions were successful.

Linda also appealed but was rejected despite her history.

She had her first heart and lung transplant in 1985 and ­returned to her council office job. But her body began to reject her new organs and she had another transplant at Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, in 1989.

There were complications and she was given 80 pints of blood in 31 hours of surgery. Afterwards, Linda was never fit enough to go back to work and claimed benefits. Refrigeration engineer Peter, 50, said: “She would be listless, falling asleep, feeling faint... she had no stamina.”

She collapsed regularly and was in and out of the Harefield specialist heart and lung centre.

Then, three months ago, her employment support allowance was withdrawn under the Govern­ment’s cuts. New rules meant she would have to prove she was ill to Atos assessors.

Peter said Linda found the process humiliating. The assessments, which have also seen some terminal cancer patients denied benefits, have been blasted as arduous and degrading.

Linda’s was at a test centre in Southend, eight miles from her home in Rayleigh, Essex, on January 3. “She couldn’t even drive herself because she kept feeling faint,” said Peter, who was not allowed in to support her.

Linda spent just 20 minutes answering questions before the assessor ended the interview.

She was judged fit for work and her benefit was stopped on February 13. Peter said Linda typed her appeal on an iPad “crying her eyes out” as she lay in hospital chronically ill with a chest infection.

But the Department for Work and Pensions rejected it – and wrote to her on April 16 as she lay dying. The letter said: “We have decided that you are not entitled to Employment and Support Allowance because you have been found to be capable of work following your recent Work Capability Assessment.”

Linda was told she would have to “score” at least 15 points from the assessment but her results were nil.

The Atos criteria for ability to work included “You can understand simple messages from a stranger” and “You can use a computer keyboard or mouse and a pen or a pencil with at least one hand.”

On April 22 Peter was called to Harefield. “I was told Linda’s condition was unsurvivable and she would be dead within two or three weeks,” he said.

“On April 24 they put her on palliative care. I sat all night with her and her breathing changed next morning.” Linda died 30 minutes later. More than 100 mourners attended her funeral earlier this month.

While the Atos assessment failed to pinpoint any of Linda’s health issues, her death certificate listed lung and heart problems, hypertension and chronic renal failure as causes.

Peter cannot grieve properly because he is so angry at how Whitehall bureaucrats ruined his wife’s precious last days. He said: “She paid her tax and national insurance – then she is treated like this. It’s disgusting.”

A Department for Work and Pensions spokesman said: “Our sympathy goes out to Mrs Wootton’s family. A decision on whether someone is well enough to work is taken following a thorough assessment and after consideration of all supporting medical evidence.”

Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Extract taken from Black Triangle website.......

This is one of the most horrific articles I’ve read here and let’s be honest there have been many. My thoughts go direct to this brave man and his family for their tragic loss.

The treatment they and this dying woman have been subjected to by the DWP and Atos beggars belief.
Atos should be kicked out of the UK now and the DWP disbanded, it is a rogue department in this vile and disgusting government.

For the government spokesman to mouth the useless words
” A decision on whether someone is well enough to work is taken following a thorough assessment and after consideration of all supporting medical evidence.”

Does the idiot really believe this drivel he has spouted. The story of this woman’s sad death is more than enough evidence.
The moron that works for Atos that assessed this woman and the idiot DWP decision maker should be tried for murder or the more appropriate term Democide:

“Democide can also include deaths arising from “intentionally or knowingly reckless and depraved disregard for life”; this brings into account many deaths arising through various neglects and abuses.”

This woman would have lived longer without the harrassment and worry caused by Atos/DWP and ended her days with the required dignity she and her family deserved.

I can only echo my deep sympathy to the family.

Surely there must be a lawyer/solicitor who will take on this case and expose the brutal truth resulting from this despicable government’s policies.

Gadawodd Margaret Mills anodiad ()

How Ironic if you mention the suicide rate to the DWP they threaten you with Social Services ( EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT THREATENING TO TAKE YOUR OWN LIFE) I made the mistake saying the suicide rate is appalling the dozy woman on the other end of the phone said she was getting SS onto me ha ha ha I almost fell over I used to work for them and I know they wouldn't do a thing if I WAS suicidal - makes you smile really doesn't it

Gadawodd GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

........ANOTHER OPINION OF THE DWP BUTCHERY DEPARTMENT..

This yet again proves the medical assessment has no bearing on an individuals physical or mental ability to get employment ,hold down a job or be able to function in employment even if they were offered full time employment .This is now even clearer that the tests have been contrived in order to achieve economic targets set purely on a political agenda . Linda Wootton is one of many victims of Murder induced by the cruel & unrealistic pressures placed on her both physically and physiologically ,The evidence speaks for it`s self .This Government is guilty of Cruelty & Democide which is the domestic partner of the better known ethnic cleansing known to all as Genocide . This is a Crime against Humanity under International Law & just part of changes designed to de-humanise ,persecute native groups and in some cases criminalise sections of the public placing the remainder in fear & tight control .The courts of Human Rights must be made aware of this and the Police & Prosecution services must be informed of the Governments Crimes so action can be taken to stop the escalation toward a totalitarian Fascist establishment . It is clear these actions having been approved so easily and ignored despite the ever increasing numbers of victims , are being forced into being by Extremists working their agenda & the highest levels in the land are also a part of these actions .My sincerest condolences to Peter on the loss of his lovely wife Linda . Please people ,see what is really happening and act by bombarding your MP`s & the Police and Prosecution service for action to be taken , tests must stop and those responsible placed on trial for their crimes.