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Joint Statement on Work Capability Assessment (WCA) by DPAC and Black Triangle

Joint Statement on Work Capability Assessment (WCA) by DPAC and Black Triangle | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
We do not believe that any individual or group who claims to represent the disabled people's protest movement should engage with DWP/Atos/Capita without insisting upon an end to the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) with immediate effect as a...
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Winterbourne View and a crumbling system - Peter Beresford| Disability Now

Winterbourne View and a crumbling system - Peter Beresford| Disability Now | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
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help with council tax

This factsheet has been updated to include reference to amendments made to the default regulations for the new local support, which will replace council tax benefit from April 2013.
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How Much Did Atos Lie To Win PIP Contract?

How Much Did Atos Lie To Win PIP Contract? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The PIP tender reveals that poverty pimps Atos misrepresented their relationship with several organisations to win the  £540 million contract to carry out the upcoming Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
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'My worries for my son became metaphors in my writing'

'My worries for my son became metaphors in my writing' | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
At first Max Marek was born with a cleft lip, later he was diagnosed with autism, and then he began to have fits.
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Miliband plans mental health push

Miliband plans mental health push | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The problem of mental illness in the UK is the "biggest unaddressed health challenge of our age", Labour leader Ed Miliband is to say in a speech later.
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Why I have a two-bedroom council house and why I’m worried about the bedroom tax

The latest of our interviews with people who are dealing with fallout from welfare cuts.
This is the latest of our interviews with people around the country who are dealing with fallout from public sector cuts and recession.
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Big Mouth Media – The Online Stalkers of the Disability Denial ...

Big Mouth Media – The Online Stalkers of the Disability Denial ... | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Recently released tender documents for the upcoming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments reveal Atos has been using the services of online marketing agency Big Mouth Media to spy on disabled people's ...
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Integration: not just a Department of Health buzzword - The Guardian

Integration: not just a Department of Health buzzword - The Guardian | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The GuardianIntegration: not just a Department of Health buzzwordThe GuardianWhat matters to me, an octogenarian patient, much more is that the care I receive from the NHS and social services is joined-up or integrated, or whatever you care to call...
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Lamb sets social care cap deadline - Local Government Chronicle

Lamb sets social care cap deadline - Local Government Chronicle | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Lamb sets social care cap deadlineLocal Government ChronicleNorman Lamb outlined the timescale for introducing the key Dilnot proposal at a private meeting with councillors at the National Children's and Adults' Services Conference in Eastbourne...
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Anger and fear as disabled people march for A Future That Works

Disabled people who took part in a major anti-austerity march through London have described why they wanted to make their voices heard as they protested against the government’s cuts.
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Confusion over security firm’s TUC orders for rally protest

Union bosses have refused to say whether they sanctioned a private security company’s efforts to halt an anti-austerity protest by disabled activists.
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Watchdog gives public bodies one last chance to act on disability hate crime

Police figures showing that some forces recorded just four disability hate crimes last year are “incredible” and “not believable”, according to the chair of the equality watchdog’s disability committee.
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EHRC - Commission appoints Independent Reviewer for its Disability Committee

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deaf students seminar in yorkshire

Disability Rights UK in partnership with Deaf Unity’s Deaf Learners initiative are looking to support 7-10 A-Level students from East and West Yorkshire who are finishing their secondary education and looking to apply (or thinking about applying)...
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Corby candidate standing for change

Corby candidate standing for change | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
A leading campaigner known for direct action is counting on electoral success to strengthen democracy.
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Michael Meacher MP » Blog Archive » More horror stories from Atos

Michael Meacher MP » Blog Archive » More horror stories from Atos | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
I have now received several more letters from around the country which illustrate the ruthlessness with which Atos Healthcare is dismissing all the medical evidence as 'irrelevant' and then cavalierly awarding people with ...
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Call to hear more blood victims

Call to hear more blood victims | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
An inquiry into how people were infected with hepatitis and HIV from NHS-supplied blood products will be told that it should hear evidence from more victims.
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Fresh fears for care home victims

Fresh fears for care home victims | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
There are fresh fears for the safety of some of the vulnerable patients moved from a Bristol care home which closed down after a BBC investigation.
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I'm tired of justifying my existence to Iain Duncan bloody Smith

I'm tired of justifying my existence to Iain Duncan bloody Smith | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
... and surgery visits from people who are not sure what to ask me, but have heard about the new under-occupancy rules, or universal credit, or personal independence payments, and want to know how worried they should be.
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Integration: not just a Department of Health buzzword

Integration: not just a Department of Health buzzword | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The Patient from Hell gets the impression that social care has taken on integration big time, but clinicians at all levels still hardly know what the word meansJeremy Hunt, apparently, baffled the Conservative party conference, with talk about the...
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Newcastle protesters hit out against coalition - Journal Live

Newcastle protesters hit out against coalition - Journal Live | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Newcastle protesters hit out against coalitionJournal LivePeter Bennetts, 56, who has a visual impairment, said: “The examples used in the Government's consultation on personal independence payment imply that I could lose support because I can get...
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Defend standards for users of Social Care and Supported Housing ...

Unite the Union has launched a campaign to defend and improve conditions for both workers and service users in Social Care and Supported Housing. Many workers in the care sector are women, and they are frequently ...
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DPAC protesters call for general strike over cuts

Disabled activists who have again brought central London traffic to a standstill have called for a general strike to highlight anger at government cuts to disability benefits and services.
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Council support drops while care home admissions rise, says report

The number of working-age disabled people who received support from their local council dropped sharply last year, while the number admitted to care homes increased, according to a new report.
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