Thursday, 10 October 2013

E-petition, The Government should add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the DWP's list of Disabilities.

Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions.The DWP does not recognise Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] as a Disability for the purpose of Assessments. In the light of recent high profile cases the Government should address this failure of duty of care to Victims.
The Government should therefore:
• Acknowledge the effects of severe trauma on serving military personnel .
•Recognise that victims of Child Abuse, whether sexual, emotional or physical , has profound and long lasting traumatic effect on victims lives, which may not present themselves until later in life
•Recognise the effects on Adults and Child Survivors of witnessing traumatic events , both man-made and natural disasters (Hillsborough, Bombings, Murder of a relative, Tsunami , Earthquakes. )
The Government should instruct the DWP and Dept of Health to add PTSD to its list of Disabilities for the purpose of assessment by internal and external departments. [Atos, Work Programmes] Read more and sign petition  HERE  
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