Mary pledges support for review of ‘fit for work’ test
RNIB volunteer campaigner Jill Grant met with North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon on 19 August to highlight the unfairness and ineffectiveness of the current Work Capability Assessment. The assessment determines whether someone who has an illness or disability is ‘fit for work’ or whether they will receive Employment and Support Allowance.
They discussed some of the many barriers to employment facing blind and partially sighted people including travel, communications and use of equipment. Jill also highlighted the fact that the assessment does not look at a person’s ability to carry out work-based tasks.