Helen Young’s sister killed herself by throwing herself under a train in Margate.
Helen says what drove her sister to it was anxiety over filling in an application form for a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) — and fear of rejection.
Her sister was disabled by mental health problems and needed the PIP to live off. But the PIP form, Helen says, was too long and difficult to fill in — and had a fatal impact on her sister.
Helen, who lives in Broadstairs, is calling on all candidates for the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Thanet to pledge themselves to change what she sees as an inhuman system, if they are elected.
The Watch would be happy to film any candidate prepared to make such a pledge. Ring us on 07989 070843.