Earlier in the year David Cameron set out his Welfare Reform Bill plans in which the coalition government vowed to 'make work pay'. The PM believes the bill would 'bring about the most fundamental and radical changes to the welfare system since it began'.
The Westminster government says, with five million people of working age on out-of-work benefits and 1.4 million of those for nearly a decade, that unemployment has become entrenched in many communities.
Iain Duncan Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary, has the unenviable task of creating a single universal credit which he hopes will come into force in 2013.
He considers the bill offers a 'once-in-a-generation' opportunity to overhaul a dysfunctional and chaotic benefits system that locks people in poverty and stifles aspiration'.
The Work Capability Assessment was introduced to verify the disabilities of those benefit claimants who state they're unable to work. It's a controversial assessment and not least because of this. Cancer suffers receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment are not exempt from the WCA.
Unlike Caron, I think the minds of the whole coalition government should be focused on this erroneous decision and not only LibDem MPs.
If you haven't signed her petition - asking the government to withdraw its proposals and to ensure anyone undergoing this treatment will be automatically exempted - please do so here. The words 'you have cancer' can break the strongest mind and body. The treatments also.
Every signature may help right this wrong.