Welcome change on benefits

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Heaven knows I’m no fan of the current government, but credit where credit’s due.

Today’s announcement, that those getting oral forms of chemotherapy and radiotherapy will no longer be forced to seek work if they want to keep sickness benefits is very much welcomed. From talking with constituents in my ward, I know how stressful any medical assessment or back-to-work interview can be, especially while suffering the effects of gruelling treatments. Having listened to medical charities like Macmillan on this issue, let us hope that they are more receptive, to the suggestions of health campaigners and charities on other aspects of the NHS reform.

Coun Nader Fekri

Hebden Bridge