Disabled and ill left in cold after Atos blunder

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Almost seventy disabled and vulnerable people were left waiting in the cold after Atos staff didn’t turn up to do work capability assessments.

The government-commissioned company – which warns claimaints could be stripped of their benefits should they fail to turn up themselves – sent letters calling 70 people to be assessed on Sunday.

But after a security guard phoned in sick, the meetings at the centre on Beetwell Street, Chesterfield were cancelled at the last minute as there was noone to open up.


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