A disabled man who fears he will lose his benefits having been declared fit to work has started a hunger strike.

Christos Palmer, who has thyroid disease and clinical depression, says he was told he was fit for work by Atos Healthcare.

The 32-year-old has now begun a week long protest and hunger strike outside Department for Work and Pensions office on St Agnes Street, Cardiff.

Christos said the new assessment method was “​hurting people”​.

He was initially found unfit to work under last year but that decision was reversed after a re-assessment.

Christos appealed the decision immediately but said: “​I’​m really worried about my money stopping completely.

“​I don’​t know how I’​d cope. I’​d go to pieces, I think.”​

The Canton resident said he will sit outside the government building from 8am to 4pm until Friday and will not eat all week.

Full story at Wales Online


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