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Working Better - Media statement

Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Richard Watts, said: “Islington Council has long since been on the side of our most vulnerable residents as we continue to fight against the Government’s benefit cuts, which threaten disabled people’s ability to exercise independence in their lives.

“To be clear: the Working Better scheme is entirely voluntary and not linked, in any way, to any welfare-to-work conditionality or sanctions regime.

“This is not about work being a ‘cure’ for people’s health conditions. It’s about doing more to break down barriers and make employment support services more accessible and inclusive to those who want to benefit from them.

“I’d very much like to invite anyone who might have concerns about the scheme to come and meet us so we can discuss them in detail.”