Campaigning on the Work Capability Assessment

If you're unwell and need support from the benefit system the Work Capability Assessment determines the level of support you get. It's also sometimes known as the 'fit for work' test.

We know the WCA isn't working as it should be for people with mental health problems and we're campaigning for a fairer system.

Take part in our research on the WCA

Are you about to go through the Work Capability Assessment? Have you recently been through one?

We are looking for people who would be interested in taking
part in an interview. You would be paid from £60 to £80.

Who are we looking for?

  • People going through or have recently been through the WCA (in the last 6 months or so).
  • People going to a tribunal.
  • People who have experience of a mental health problem.
  • People who would be open to an interview with someone from a research team.

If you or anyone you know would might interested or have any questions,
please email: [email protected]

But I'm here for mental health

Tyenside Mind have produced a powerful film about the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) in collaboration with the people they support.

Watch the film here, and then share it with family and friends. We need as many people as possible to see this film, particularly those who may not be familiar with this difficult process, so that we can increase the pressure for change.

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