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£1.5m for personal health budgets rollout after 'positive' evaluation - Communitycare.co.uk

£1.5m for personal health budgets rollout after 'positive' evaluation - Communitycare.co.uk | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk£1.5m for personal health budgets rollout after 'positive' evaluationCommunitycare.co.ukSocial care minister Norman Lamb said the government will invest £1.5 million to hand personal budgets to the estimated 56,000 people in receipt...
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Christmas charity appeal: Ambitious about Autism fights to unlock potential

Christmas charity appeal: Ambitious about Autism fights to unlock potential | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Organisation puts faith in the abilities of young people with autism by supporting them in further education and employmentAutism is an often imperceptible condition, spanning a wide range of communication disorders.
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Archive 1942: Sir William Beveridge's radical changes to social security

Archive 1942: Sir William Beveridge's radical changes to social security | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
How the changes will affect an average familySeventy years ago, Sir William Beveridge's report on Social Insurance and Allied Services, which laid the basis for the post-war welfare state, was published.
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Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end-of-life plan

Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end-of-life plan | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.
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Where's the Benefit?: Leveson and Disability, Ships Passing in the Night

Where's the Benefit?: Leveson and Disability, Ships Passing in the Night | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
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The Leveson Report: Excellent News for Disabled People if Cameron and the Loony Right don’t smother it post-partum

The Leveson Report: Excellent News for Disabled People if Cameron and the Loony Right don’t smother it post-partum | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Lord Justice Leveson wrote in his report:
2.61 Insight into issues of this sort was provided by Richard Desmond’s (Daily Express Editor - Ed.Read more...
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AK 47s and swastika flags. The face of today’s Conservative Party?

AK 47s and swastika flags. The face of today’s Conservative Party? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
(not satire – it’s today’s Tory party!) Is this the face of modern Conservatism in the UK today?
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All-Party Parliamentary Disability Group (APPDG) Social care and housing - Disability Rights UK

All-Party Parliamentary Disability Group (APPDG) Social care and housing - Disability Rights UK | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
RT @DisRightsUK: all party parliamentary disability group meeting on social care and housing: On Monday 19 November the APPDG met...
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An army of benefit scroungers? The evidence just doesn't stack up

An army of benefit scroungers? The evidence just doesn't stack up | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Matt Barnes: Our research into people on low incomes found little sign of the stereotype of the workshy claimant who doesn't deserve help...
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Social care set for budget windfall in Aberdeen - Aberdeen Evening Express

Social care set for budget windfall in Aberdeen - Aberdeen Evening Express | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Social care set for budget windfall in AberdeenAberdeen Evening ExpressMILLIONS of pounds of extra cash is to be pumped into schools and social work in Aberdeen next year as part of a commitment to frontline services.
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Work Programme needs revision | Social Care Scoopits

Work Programme needs revision | Social Care Scoopits | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
So, the Work Programme isn’t, erm, working for people with disabilities, according to latest figures.
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Tories shift child poverty debate from incomes to welfare dependency and 'dadlessness'

Tories shift child poverty debate from incomes to welfare dependency and 'dadlessness' | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Poverty-fighting charities uneasy about Centre for Social Justice report uncoupling link between low income and deprivationJust two weeks after the government's last child poverty consultation launch, another investigation into the causes of child...
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Cancer patients warned against clinics offering unproven treatments

Cancer patients warned against clinics offering unproven treatments | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Warning follows Guardian coverage of patients travelling as far as Mexico and China for ineffective treatment...
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We must all fight the deadly ignorance about Type 1 diabetes

We must all fight the deadly ignorance about Type 1 diabetes | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
  Fiona Twycross AM is a Londonwide Labour Member of the London Assembly To mark the recent World Diabetes Day, the London Assembly called on the Mayor to do more to increase awareness of the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes among children and young...
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Christmas Appeal 2012: choosing charities that make a difference

Christmas Appeal 2012: choosing charities that make a difference | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
When you give to this year's Guardian and Observer appeal, you can be sure your donation is working as hard as it can to transform the lives of people with a disabilityWe live in an age of information, in which people are able to access free advice...
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Guardian and Observer 2012 Christmas appeal: carrying the Paralympic flame

Guardian and Observer 2012 Christmas appeal: carrying the Paralympic flame | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
This year we are supporting eight charities that help people with a disability fulfil their potential. Please join usFor a glorious fortnight at the end of the summer, we were captivated by the London Paralympics.
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Winterbourne Is Not the Only View

The key in all this is to remember that it's not so called "challenging behaviour" it's actual challenging behaviour. My coccyx and fingers have been broken not "so called broken" but actually broken.
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If Beveridge delivered his report now, would we listen?

If Beveridge delivered his report now, would we listen? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: Seventy years ago Labour ushered in the welfare state.
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Disabled face 'being kicked out of homes for having an extra bedroom' - MP » Housing » 24dash.com

Disabled face 'being kicked out of homes for having an extra bedroom' - MP » Housing » 24dash.com | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
A Labour MP has questioned the fairness of the Government’s under occupation plans for the social sector, warning that many of his disabled constituents who have had adaptations to their homes face being “kicked out for having an extra be...
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Leveson: what the inquiry missed - the demonisation of disabled people esp by the tabloid press

Leveson: what the inquiry missed - the demonisation of disabled people esp by the tabloid press | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The overarching Leveson inquiry lasted 16 months and took evidence from 474 people. But journalist Katharine Quarmby tells Channel 4 News that it ignored the views of one major group.
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Health Secretary orders review into new rating system for NHS and social care

Health Secretary orders review into new rating system for NHS and social care | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has today ordered a review of the way that information on NHS and social care services is given to patients and the public.
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Spoonies: the demonization of the disabled class - Dr Shibley Rahman

Spoonies: the demonization of the disabled class - Dr Shibley Rahman | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
I was aghast last Friday that, despite satisfying the legal definition of disability in the UK, I was denied disability living allowance, having in fact received the highest rate for my visible mobility difficulties.
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OnMedica - News - Government orders review of health and social care rating system

OnMedica - News - Government orders review of health and social care rating system | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Remit to look at merits of 'Ofsted-style' assessment for hospitals and care homes (RT @sdbast: Government orders review of health and social care rating system.)...
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