Vigil held for Errol Graham in Nottingham


Errol Graham

Errol Graham, from Nottingham, slowly starved to death after being cut off ESA for “failure to attend” a face-to-face assessment on 31 August 2017.  (The assessor company Maximus – CHDA would have reported his “failure to attend” to the DWP.)  His bereaved daughter-in-law, Alison Turner, went to  Disability News Service and has been campaigning for two years.

On Friday 7 February, a vigil was held in Nottingham by the community.  Photos and report shared from BBC East Midlands:

“Relatives of a man who starved to death after his benefits were stopped are demanding action to prevent future deaths.”

Errol Graham’s emaciated body was found by bailiffs who broke into his Nottingham council flat to evict him.

An inquest was held eight months ago but the Department for Work and Pensions has not changed its guidelines, as the coroner requested.

The DWP told the BBC it was still “reviewing our…

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