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Adult social care suffering under cuts, survey suggests - BBC News

Adult social care suffering under cuts, survey suggests - BBC News | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
BBC NewsAdult social care suffering under cuts, survey suggestsBBC NewsCare for vulnerable older people has been suffering - both in quality and quantity - because of funding cuts, a survey of 200 social workers suggests.
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Protesters threaten to wreck 2014 Games curtain-raiser unless Atos ditched as ... - Herald Scotland

Protesters threaten to wreck 2014 Games curtain-raiser unless Atos ditched as ... - Herald Scotland | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Protesters threaten to wreck 2014 Games curtain-raiser unless Atos ditched as ...Herald ScotlandDISABLED and elderly protestors plan to disrupt the showpiece relay at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, forcing up security costs, if the...
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Nelson's View: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) | Welfare

Nelson's View: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) | Welfare | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
I will post the full text of the speech separately but I want to highlight a particularly important section on the migration from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment. Welfare reform is necessary and will ...
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Sick and disabled braced for enforced work-for-benefits programme

Sick and disabled braced for enforced work-for-benefits programme | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Mon 3rd Dec: UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 1 billion (15%) live with disability.
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ATOS STORIES: The Atos Christmas Carol Song Sheet

RT @AtosStories: Expect there will be lots of protests this week, here are some carols you might want to sing http://t.co/HD9ignZS...
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Where is this ‘Free press’ that needs protecting? Does it report the reality of Welfare Reform and Climate Warming?

Where is this ‘Free press’ that needs protecting? Does it report the reality of Welfare Reform and Climate Warming? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Having endured another few days of bleating about 300 y of the ‘free’ press, I’m impelled to ask ‘free’ from what/whom?  ‘Free’ from their super-wealthy owners?  ‘Free’ from their corporate links? ...
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Disabled carer with cancer and degenerative spinal disease, 57, told ‘you’re fit to work’

Disabled carer with cancer and degenerative spinal disease, 57, told ‘you’re fit to work’ | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
    11:29am Thursday 29th November 2012   By Lesley Tate, Senior Reporter  A disabled man with cancer and degenerative spinal disease from Sutton-in-Craven has been told he is fit for work – despite being a full-time carer for his 82 yearRead...
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Confusion reigns over work programme for the disabled

Confusion reigns over work programme for the disabled | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
I took Mrs Mike up to the Job Centre on Friday, for an interview with her advisor on the work-related …Continue reading »...
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Britain's helpless suffering abuse by their carers - Northern Voices Online (blog)

Britain's helpless suffering abuse by their carers - Northern Voices Online (blog) | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukBritain's helpless suffering abuse by their carersNorthern Voices Online (blog)Councils received 31,000 allegations about social care workers and 24,000 about family members carrying out abuse, most often physical attacks, followed ...
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Put people with learning difficulties at the core of society

Put people with learning difficulties at the core of society | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Ian Birrell: People capable of living independent lives with the right support are consigned to units where they are locked up at night...
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What's it like to grow up with a disabled sibling?

What's it like to grow up with a disabled sibling? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
We speak to families who know to find out what it's really like to grow up with a disabled siblingThirteen-year-old Victor remembers playing with his brother, Stanley, when they were tiny.
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Scrounger myths and the Tory fightback « (Hey) Jude's blog

Scrounger myths and the Tory fightback « (Hey) Jude's blog | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
After that, the next biggest cost is Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance (around £17 billion) and the rest is divided between Jobseekers' Allowance, Incapacity Benefits, Council Tax Benefits etc but I can't find ...
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A doctor's calling: From cerebral palsy to casualty consultant

A doctor's calling: From cerebral palsy to casualty consultant | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Victoria Webster, who has cerebral palsy, has had to fight prejudice and ignorance all her life, encouraged at every turn by her parents. But when she decided, aged 10, to be a doctor, even her mother doubted she could do it.
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Britain's helpless suffering abuse by their carers - TwoCircles.net

Britain's helpless suffering abuse by their carers - TwoCircles.net | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukBritain's helpless suffering abuse by their carersTwoCircles.netCouncils received 31,000 allegations about social care workers and 24,000 about family members carrying out abuse, most often physical attacks, followed by neglect, then...
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Asperger's syndrome dropped from psychiatric handbook the DSM

Asperger's syndrome dropped from psychiatric handbook the DSM | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
DSM-5, latest revision of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, merges Asperger's with autism and widens dyslexia categoryAsperger's syndrome is to be dropped from the psychiatrists' Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders, the...
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Disability Works Admit Their Role in Sanctioning Disabled People’s Benefits

Disability Works Admit Their Role in Sanctioning Disabled People’s Benefits | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Disability Works UK have admitted their role in workfare and benefit sanctions in a mealy mouthed statement on their website. The consortium of charities was established to maximise income from the...
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Meeting with Liam Byrne to be arranged « Save Disability Benefits and Services

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How can the Atos boss get a bonus of £1million while disabled people suffer?

How can the Atos boss get a bonus of £1million while disabled people suffer? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The fatcat boss of a firm hired to help slash the
benefits bill has apparently won a bonus of nearly £1million. (How can the Atos boss get a bonus of £1million while disabled people suffer?
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Appeal for volunteers to help facilitate DPAC launch in Manchester, Saturday 8th December

Appeal for volunteers to help facilitate DPAC launch in Manchester, Saturday 8th December | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Disabled People Against Cuts will launch a group at a meeting in Manchester following the protest march against further Tory cuts on Saturday 8th December. 3.30pm Saturday 8th December at Friends Meeting House, Mount St.
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On World Aids Day, let's help end prejudice against people living with HIV | Tudor Payne

On World Aids Day, let's help end prejudice against people living with HIV | Tudor Payne | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
My film, based on a true story, shows the stigma HIV sufferers still endure. We must not harden our heartsWhen I met Maria, she was bundled up in a big coat, her eyes filled with fear.
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The Severe Disability Premium

The Severe Disability Premium | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
We have recently received several requests for more information about the Severe Disability Premium that is scheduled to be abolished with the introduction of the Universal Credit. The Severe Disab...
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Council finances hit by benefit cuts

Council finances hit by benefit cuts | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Letters: We believe the introduction of direct payments to tenants from April 2014 will also place a significant new burden on councils...
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New protections if care providers fail

New protections if care providers fail | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
New measures to protect people who rely on care services in the event of a provider failure like Southern Cross have been set out by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb today.
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Charities Abandon Workfare Schemes – Cancer Research and British Heart Foundation Both Out!

Charities Abandon Workfare Schemes – Cancer Research and British Heart Foundation Both Out! | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
There’s little good news in this week’s diktat from the DWP that sick and disabled people can now be sent on unlimited workfare or face being forced into near starvation and possible homelessness.
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