Sadly we have lost one of the original founders of this website. He died last year. We allege, as with the current 60 people on Calum’s List that have died, our friend was, in part, driven to an early death by the Department of Work & Pensions. Of the three original subscribers that established this website, all are disabled, and only one remains available to support the website being reinstated.
We need to point out to some journalists such as Brendan O’Neill that this site was started by people with disabilities, or bereft family members/friends of those who have died.
Calum’s List has two core aims:-
1] To STOP any more deaths where the Department of Work & Pensions has some alleged culpability.
2] To remember those who have died in these awful circumstances at the altar of austerity. A Memorial Page. We welcome other folk to remember these poor souls on their websites too, as there is the possibility this website will be lost once those left here die off. Please copy the details on this website.
Please also check back regularly as this site is brought back to its core purpose. To help make Welfare Reform FAIR.
Last but not least, if just ONE more DWP Brown Envelope of Despair, Destitution & Death lands through some vulnerable persons letterbox and results in harm to that person, then the legal advice we now have form Counsel and the Metropolitan Police is to progress a formal complaint.
After the death of Stephanie Bottrill, there is certainly enough evidence to commence legal proceedings. But we do NOT wish to go that way. Far better that the government make Welfare Reform FAIR.