Friday, 16 April 2010

Kafka is alive and well and living in Sussex

A story which sums up the New Labour world of the privatised welfare state.

A woman from Hurstpierpoint, recovering from anorexia, applies for a job at West Sussex County Council. She gets it but then fails the routine health check. Having been classed as unfit for work she applies for Employment and Support Allowance (the new Incapacity Benefit). But she's told she can't have that - because she's too healthy!

And the common denominator in this story? Atos Healthcare - the company which carries out WSCC's pre-employment health checks -and also the company which carries out medical assessments for the DWP!

Well that's two satisfied customers anyway!

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