Meacher warns of suicide rise along with benefit cuts
:::: Baroness Meacher said: “They can’t see a way out. So what I anticipate is that, as these cuts play themselves out, there will be an increase in people who cannot go on and who take their lives.”
She cited disabled people and carers as being vulnerable groups who are unable to work enough hours to fund adequate living standards.
“I think the government has something they need to think about and answer. What are you going to do about these very vulnerable people? And there are lots of them,” she said.
Around 3.5 million people have been taken to court for non-payment of rent, she said, which adds to rising debt and leads them to feel that they “have no other way out.” :::