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Why should disabled people have their benefits cut over pensioners?

Why should disabled people have their benefits cut over pensioners? | disability and society | Scoop.it
The biggest drain on the welfare state is not disabled people. That's why a suggestion to squeeze back on young disabled people again is cruel AND bad economics.
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Housing benefit challenge fails

Housing benefit challenge fails | disability and society | Scoop.it
Disabled families lose a High Court challenge to social housing benefit cuts for residents with spare bedrooms in England, Wales and Scotland.
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Government's welfare benefits and tax changes amount to 'speeded-up Thatcherism'

Government's welfare benefits and tax changes amount to 'speeded-up Thatcherism' | disability and society | Scoop.it
The Government's welfare benefits and tax changes will widen income inequality between rich and poor on a scale similar to that of Margaret Thatcher, new analysis will reveal this week.
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Oh, dear Dave. Now GPs have turned on you. Time for an exit strategy on the disabled, perhaps?

Oh, dear Dave. Now GPs have turned on you. Time for an exit strategy on the disabled, perhaps? | disability and society | Scoop.it
SONIA POULTON: I appreciate that David Cameron has steadfastly refused to listen to any advice with regards disabled people but he would be foolish to ignore the doctor's votes this week.
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Anger over Universal Credit trial | Rugby Observer

Anger over Universal Credit trial | Rugby Observer | disability and society | Scoop.it
Latest Rugby town news, RUGBY is to be one of the first places in the country where the new Universal Credit will be paid to jobless and those on low pay
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Comment of the week: cuts to disability services

Comment of the week: cuts to disability services | disability and society | Scoop.it
Bella Mackie: Comment of the week: This week, Sue Marsh tells us why she picked mpeel's comment on coalition policies being a false economy
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Disabled people denied Discretionary Housing Payments

Disabled people denied Discretionary Housing Payments | disability and society | Scoop.it
When challenged about the number of disabled people impacted by the bedroom tax, the Government’s response has always been that Discretionary Housing
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Patient waited 24 hours for pick-up

Patient waited 24 hours for pick-up | disability and society | Scoop.it
A disabled woman is left waiting for more than 24 hours to be taken home from hospital by a private firm.
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Just horrendus! Sadly much more, and much worse to come, the more the Gov't presses on with privitisation of the NHS.

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Labour calls for radical reform of social security for disabled people

Labour calls for radical reform of social security for disabled people | disability and society | Scoop.it
Shadow work and pensions secretary, Liam Byrne, to promote single assessment for all health and social needs
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If only this had succeeded. Always easier to say these things in opposition though!

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Opposition Day — [Unallotted Day] — Disabled People — 10 Jul 2013 at 17:23 — The Public Whip

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A missed opportunity... will blog about this as soon as I can.PS. I looked at the list of 'ayes' and 'noes' and couldn't find my MP's name anywhere.

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Carers deliver ‘bedroom tax’ letters to No. 10 | Carers UK

Carers deliver ‘bedroom tax’ letters to No. 10 | Carers UK | disability and society | Scoop.it

A delegation of carers has delivered over 100 letters to 10 Downing Street from families affected by the ‘spare room’ cuts to Housing Benefit.

  

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Jeremy Hunt closes A&E at birthplace of NHS Trafford General Hospital without even telling local MP

Jeremy Hunt closes A&E at birthplace of NHS Trafford General Hospital without even telling local MP | disability and society | Scoop.it
Despite it being one of Britain’s smallest units, the Mirror can reveal that more than 37,000 people attended it last year
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Disabled MP silent over ‘extremist’ claims - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

Disabled MP silent over ‘extremist’ claims - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | disability and society | Scoop.it
Activists have reacted with a mixture of anger and bemusement after a disabled MP appeared to brand nearly every organisation campaigning against cuts to disabled people’s support as “extremists”.The Conservative MP Paul Maynard used a Commons debate...

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Reverend Paul Nicolson ready to go to jail in his battle for poor: Ros Wynne Jones' Real Britain

Reverend Paul Nicolson ready to go to jail in his battle for poor: Ros Wynne Jones' Real Britain | disability and society | Scoop.it
A veteran of the poll tax protests, the Reverend says similar direct action is needed now against the Benefit Cap
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hero!!

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BBC welfare show breached guidelines

BBC welfare show breached guidelines | disability and society | Scoop.it
A BBC documentary on the welfare state breached impartiality and accuracy guidelines, the BBC Trust has found.
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'Bedroom Tax' leads to rise in Glasgow rent arrears

'Bedroom Tax' leads to rise in Glasgow rent arrears | disability and society | Scoop.it
RENT arrears are rising across Glasgow since the 'bedroom tax' was introduced almost four months ago.
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Disabled forced to turn to high-cost credit

Disabled forced to turn to high-cost credit | disability and society | Scoop.it
As the Government slashes £28bn from the financial support handed to disabled people, a report published this week suggests half of them are being forced to use credit cards or loans to pay for everyday essentials.
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Australia’s new disability scheme: A vehicle for austerity - World Socialist Web Site

Australia’s new disability scheme: A vehicle for austerity - World Socialist Web Site | disability and society | Scoop.it
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is not just consistent with Labor’s broader cost-cutting agenda, but pivotal to it.
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Left out: the authors who know disability from inside

Left out: the authors who know disability from inside | disability and society | Scoop.it
Last week's recommended reading had a conspicuous, and worrying, absence of personal experience
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of course 'lived experience' was left out, to not see is to make what is happen easier to do. To not care is to not see, and the rest is easy.

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Welfare reform has collapsed, says Labour as IDS plan stalls - Telegraph

Welfare reform has collapsed, says Labour as IDS plan stalls  - Telegraph | disability and society | Scoop.it
The Coalition’s flagship welfare programme has collapsed, Labour claimed after ministers scaled back the next phase of the reform project.
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British public wrong about nearly everything, survey shows

British public wrong about nearly everything, survey shows | disability and society | Scoop.it
A new survey for the Royal Statistical Society and King's College London shows public opinion is repeatedly off the mark on issues including crime, benefit fraud and immigration.
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hardly surprising, when public fed wrong statistics / bully - boy language and tactics in the first place...

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Can Labour Change the Debate on Welfare?

Can Labour Change the Debate on Welfare? | disability and society | Scoop.it
For Labour and for the disability movement there is a big challenge ahead. Over time it will become even easier to show how bad and damaging current government policies are. We may even yet see the government take a few backward steps.
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Can they heck, they gave us Employment and Support Alloance, not the Tories. Heartening to see them try, but it's always easier to say these things in the opposition...

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Applications to hardship fund surge by 300% | News | Inside Housing

Applications to hardship fund surge by 300% | News | Inside Housing | disability and society | Scoop.it
English councils received more than 13,272 extra applications for an emergency hardship fund in the first month of the bedroom tax.
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Good grief. Surely this says it all?!

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It all adds up: Work and Pensions press officers sent on statistics course

It all adds up: Work and Pensions press officers sent on statistics course | disability and society | Scoop.it
Telling lies or damned lies can often get politicians into trouble, but it is statistics that tend to land Iain Duncan Smith and his Department of Work and Pensions press office in hot water.
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