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Get ready for work: what woman who needs constant care was told

Ruth Anim has learning difficulties, a heart problem and epilepsy. A work capability test by Atos said she should prepare for a job

Cecilia Anim describes how she was told to take her disabled daughter for a test to see if she could get a job Link to this videoRuth Anim needs constant one-to-one care, has no concept of danger and attends life skills classes to learn practical things like how to make a sandwich or a cup of tea. So it came as a considerable surprise to her mother, Cecilia, that an official assessment of her daughter’s abilities classified her as someone who would be capable of finding work in the near future.

Fury at welfare cuts

The group is calling on the Government to exempt families with disabled children from planned cuts

Published on Sunday 17 June 2012 08:59

A MUM whose son has autism and epilepsy is backing a campaign urging the Government not to make further cuts to support for families with disabled children.

Annie Bannister, of Great Glen, says caring for her 12-year-old son Thomas is increasingly expensive and that Government cutbacks in recent years are putting families like theirs under mounting pressure.

Evil teenager tortured man for his benefits

AARON TEASDALE … tortured a disabled man for his benefits.

EVIL Aaron Teasdale is behind bars today after torturing a victim with learning difficulties.

Teasdale, 19, was locked up indefinitely after he and a 17-year-old female accomplice – who cannot be named for legal reasons – left the man in intensive care after being beaten, burnt and repeatedly shot in the head with a BB gun.