The WOW Campaign team has been contacted by Mr George Rolph who has indicated his intention to go on hunger and water strike in protest at the treatment of ill and disabled people by Atos Healthcare and the Department for Work and Pensions through the Work Capability Assessment (WCA).
The WOW Petition Campaign are utterly dismayed that a person would feel that this is their only option to protest. Whilst we support Mr. Rolph, and anyone else's, right to choose and their own autonomy, we truly hope that Mr. Rolph can find another way.
If anyone finds themselves in a similar position or are finding things difficult to deal with in any way then WOW Petition would advise them to contact their local GP or speak to national organisations including The Samaritans who can be contacted on 08457 90 90 90 or can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional note: WOW Campaign members have raised Mr Rolph's situation with MP's and with Mr Chris Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission.