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atos to subcontract pip to nhs in scotland

Following widespread criticism of its assessments in Scotland, Atos will subcontract the new personal independence payment (PIP) assessments to the NHS.
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Whole new raft of improvements - West Sussex County Times

Whole new raft of improvements - West Sussex County Times | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Whole new raft of improvementsWest Sussex County TimesOn Friday (October 19), the county council will welcome campaigners from Don't Cut Us Out to present their case against changes to adult social care that have been forced on us by the financial...
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Social care bodies commit to support whistleblowers - The Social ...

Social care bodies commit to support whistleblowers - The Social ... | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Community Care will next week launch a special report into whistleblowing in social care, in which we look at the latest advice on how to report your concerns and why the current system doesn't offer staff enough support.
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Assembly Facing One of its Greatest Challenges Over Welfare Reform - University of Ulster Online

Assembly Facing One of its Greatest Challenges Over Welfare ReformUniversity of Ulster OnlineThe Welfare Reform Bill 2012 presents the Northern Ireland Assembly with one of its greatest challenges so far, a University of Ulster social policy...
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Hospice care 'exceptional' says report - Watford Observer

Hospice care 'exceptional' says report - Watford Observer | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Hospice care 'exceptional' says reportWatford ObserverThe Quality Care Commission (QCC) which regulates, inspects and reviews all adult social care services in the public, private and voluntary sectors in England, spent time at the hospice...
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Do half a million disabled people stand to lose out under Universal Credit?

Do half a million disabled people stand to lose out under Universal Credit? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
With the new benefits system - Universal Credit - due to begin its roll out this time next year, this week a number of charities warned that as many as half a million disabled people would take a financial hit as a result of the switch.
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White stick or samurai sword? What the Tasering of a blind man highlights

White stick or samurai sword? What the Tasering of a blind man highlights | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Peter Beresford: A pattern of limited police understanding of disabled people raises bigger questions about disability stereotypes...
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Liverpool's dry-bar pioneer bikes for charity after family tragedy

Liverpool's dry-bar pioneer bikes for charity after family tragedy | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Bar and bike raise awareness of spinal muscular atrophy.
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Help for Heroes’ new rehab centre: ‘This is a launchpad for life’

Help for Heroes’ new rehab centre: ‘This is a launchpad for life’ | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Charity’s flagship recovery centre in Wiltshire has all the facilities to help injured soldiers – and could even provide the next crop of Paralympic gold medallists for Rio 2016 Exactly three years ago Sergeant Simon Harmer was a month into a tour...
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Lies, Damn Lies, ATOS and DWP

Lies, Damn Lies, ATOS and DWP | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
DPAC want to make it very clear that we  are not and will never be involved with Atos except as challengers to their process which leaves 73 people per week dead through taking their own lives or through being disabled /ill and which leaves other...
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Pilots that 'free social workers from council control' extended - Communitycare.co.uk

Pilots that 'free social workers from council control' extended - Communitycare.co.uk | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Pilots that 'free social workers from council control' extendedCommunitycare.co.ukThe six social worker-led pilot organisations were set up in the summer of 2011, amid concerns that the scheme would lead to the fragmentation of adult services.
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AUDIO: Caring for 'baby trapped in adult body'

AUDIO: Caring for 'baby trapped in adult body' | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The parents of a man left severely brain damaged after a visit to hospital as a baby told 5 live how their lives changed.
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Ed Miliband's office intervened to water down health plans at Labour conference

Ed Miliband's office intervened to water down health plans at Labour conference | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Labour leader's office told shadow health secretary that pledge to merge health and social care had not been costedAndy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, watered down policy plans to integrate social and healthcare after an intervention during...
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Cancer charity forced to turn down trials

Cancer charity forced to turn down trials | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
One of the world's leading cancer charities has, for the first time, had to turn down requests to fund trials into potentially life-saving treatments, writes Victoria Macdonald.
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Party conferences

With welfare reform currently topping most disabled voters' agendas, the political party conference season was the ideal opportunity to get a sense of whether or not politicians are finally taking notice of disabled peoples' protests against the...
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End-of-life social care varies too much - OnMedica

End-of-life social care varies too much - OnMedica | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
End-of-life social care varies too muchOnMedicaThe way that people nearing the end of life use health and social care services varies considerably across England, says the Nuffield Trust.
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Lack of commitment on care crisis leaves local government adrift - The Guardian

Lack of commitment on care crisis leaves local government adrift - The Guardian | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The GuardianLack of commitment on care crisis leaves local government adriftThe Guardian"We need to face up to some hard truths about how we are going to pay for social care," he told the ranks in the charged atmosphere of the Conservative party...
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Bungling DWP Publish Atos Corporate Secrets on Government Website!

Bungling DWP Publish Atos Corporate Secrets on Government Website! | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Bungling DWP officials have published the Atos tender document for the new Personal Independence Payment and given away reams of highly confidential commercial information in the process.
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Pat's Petition flyer for A Future that Works March Oct 20th « Save ...

Save Disability Benefits and Services · « Pat's Petition going to London ... (will not be published) (required). Website. Save Disability Benefits and Services is proudly powered by WordPress · Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).
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Help for Heroes' new rehab centre: 'This is a launchpad for life'

Help for Heroes' new rehab centre: 'This is a launchpad for life' | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Charity's flagship recovery centre in Wiltshire has all the facilities to help injured soldiers – and could even provide the next crop of Paralympic gold medallists for Rio 2016Exactly three years ago Sergeant Simon Harmer was a month into a tour...
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What ATOS didn’t want you to know from Johnny Void wordpress

What ATOS didn’t want you to know from Johnny Void wordpress | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Bungling DWP Publish Atos Corporate Secrets on Government Website!
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Yet Another Disappearing DWP Document, Now The PIP Tender Goes Missing

Yet Another Disappearing DWP Document, Now The PIP Tender Goes Missing | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The poorly redacted tender documents for the Personal Independence Payment have now been ‘disappeared’.  The PDF documents, which when converted into text files revealed a host of confidential information about successful bidders Atos, are no...
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Angry calls for Portsmouth-based 'fit to work' firm to be axed - Portsmouth News

Angry calls for Portsmouth-based 'fit to work' firm to be axed - Portsmouth News | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Angry calls for Portsmouth-based 'fit to work' firm to be axedPortsmouth NewsCampaigners gathered outside Atos Healthcare's office at Wingfield House, Commercial Road, Portsmouth, to demonstrate against the French IT firm which has sparked anger by...
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A question of long term care costs - NW Evening Mail

A question of long term care costs - NW Evening Mail | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
NW Evening MailA question of long term care costsNW Evening MailSpeaking at the Conservative Party conference, Mr Hunt said: “We need to face up to some hard truths about how we are going to pay for social care.
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Childhood adversity affects adult brain and body functions, researchers find

Childhood adversity affects adult brain and body functions, researchers find | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Poverty can impair working memory while physical abuse can raise risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists claimAdversity in early childhood – in the form of anything from poverty to physical abuse – has measurable changes in the function of the...
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