Family may appeal in case of mentally ill 57 year old, whose death in 2018 led to new benefit guidelines

The family of a seriously mentally ill man who starved to death after months of isolation in his flat after his benefits were stopped are considering an appeal after losing a high court challenge against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Errol Graham, a 57-year-old grandfather, weighed just 28kg when he was found dead at home by bailiffs sent to evict him in June 2018, eight months after all his benefits were stopped because of his failure to attend a fit for work assessment.

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