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Dolly Sen “sections” DWP for being “a danger to benefit claimants” – driving many claimants to their deaths.

What: In an action designed to highlight DWP’s lack of compassion, artist-activist Dolly Sen stretches yellow and black tape across the front and rear entrances of its Westminster headquarters to demonstrate that it is being “sectioned” under the Mental Health Act. She says the department has driven many claimants to their deaths. Sen is joined in the action by Joy Dove, the mother of Jodey Whiting.

Why significant: The action is one of several being devised by Sen that will be included in a film about DWP.


Section 136 applied to the Department of Work and Pensions, Dolly Sen