53-year old Jacqueline was a former nurse, whose husband died a few years earlier. Jacqueline experienced severe pain from arthritis. At her Employment and Support Allowance assessment, she was assessed as fit for work, and her benefits withdrawn. She took her own life. Her sister says, “She said she couldn’t do it anymore, and that no-one was listening to her, and no-one cared. She told me she couldn’t work, and that nobody believed her. Being a nurse and a health professional, I am so disappointed. Anyone could see she wasn’t fit to work. She would have loved to have had a job, but couldn’t. How much grief, pain and anguish do you have to go through before they realise?”

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