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Think ATOS are bad, meet SERCO

Postby Paulus1962 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:57 pm

Serco have been taken on to identify areas where saving in the welfare budget can be made by the DWP. Serco are banned from applying for ANY government contract in Norway because of their unethical conduct, yet the government of this country are quite happy to use them to target those in receipt of sickness benefits. Below is a letter that is being sent out by Serco to enlist help from medical professionals in determinng the most cost effective ways of denying benefits to those who are sick. The objective is to cut a further £10-11bn from the welfare budget.

Health and Disability Assessments: Exploring the role of Occupational Therapists

You are invited to a Serco Event: Health and Disability Assessments: Exploring the role of Occupational Therapists

Date: Thursday 19th April, 10.30 – 15.00
Venue: College of Occupational Therapists
Cost: Free to BAOT Members

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are seeking organisations to conduct objective and independent Health and Disability Assessments, to help ensure that state support is targeted at the right individuals, that the support reflects their circumstances and that fraud and error are reduced.

Serco are seeking to engage with OTs and OT Businesses to explore how they can support the delivery of a range of Health and Disability Assessments, traditionally conducted by Medics.

The event, chaired by Dr Stephen Duckworth OBE Ph.D. MSc LRCP MRCS FDS (Honorary) will cover:

• An introduction to the DWP Health and Disability Services Assessment Framework
• The role of the OT in Health & Disability Assessment
• Opportunities to work with Serco
• Setting up and running a small business

If you are interested in finding out more about this event and how to register, please click on the following link: ... _6AK0KB0DA

For more information about Serco, please visit our website:

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