“My constituent – an incontinent cancer sufferer – was refused PIP. She was forced to wash & reuse baby nappies.”

Labour MP Frank Field told the House of Commons a harrowing story all too typical around the country – everyone should watch this: “We need a root and branch reform of PIP (Personal Independence Payments – the Conservatives replacement of Disability Living Allowance). One of the people who came to ‘Feeding Birkenhead’ foodbank was doubly incontinent because of cancer.

“She got a Nil rating for PIP.

“Whilst she needed food, she also needed nappies.

“When she didn’t turn up after a few days, people went to see how she was. She was washing(and reusing) those babies nappies that we had, because she wanted to get about and she was too ashamed to come and ask us for more.

“Isn’t there something wrong with the PIP assessments when these sort of cases occur?”

Incontinent double cancer patient got 'Nil rating' for PIP

"We need a root & branch reform of PIP. One of the people who came to 'Feeding Birkenhead' foodbank was doubly incontinent because of cancer. She got a Nil rating for PIP."

Posted by Nye Bevan News on Monday, 18 December 2017

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