This beggars belief…
From the local press, so usual caveats apply, but this story really is astonishing. I’ll quote the important parts below.
Wheelchair users have to climb a flight of chairs to prove they are disabled enough to get benefits at a centre in Croydon.
Although there are lifts in the disability benefits assessment centre, anyone in a wheelchair or who cannot climb stairs is banned from using them due to health and safety requirements.
Anyone who cannot tackle the 42-step staircase is instead forces to make a 14 mile round trip to Balham because the centre in Cherry Orchard Road is not disabled friendly.
The local Tory MP called it “ridiculous” in a letter to Chris Grayling.
This is grist to the mill for those who think that the Tories are 1) evil and 2) not actually any good at running a government any more.