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Disability Now - our voice, our lives

Disability Now - our voice, our lives | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
This is the start of an exciting new era in the life of Disability Now.
The publication has run in several formats and with several editorial identities since 1984. And now it's remerged as a strong online presence.
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Mother challenges Virgin Care takeover of mental health service

Mother challenges Virgin Care takeover of mental health service | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
High court asked to rule against county council and primary care trust's decision to name company as preferred bidderA mother is going to the high court on behalf of her two children to challenge Sir Richard Branson's planned takeover of children's...
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Don’t pay for ESA Appeal help -update on Tribunal appeals Scam

Don’t pay for ESA Appeal help -update on Tribunal appeals Scam | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
We’ve had information that people are paying up to £200 for ESA appeal help. In particular a web site http://www.tribunalappeals.co.uk/ is offering ‘help’ at a cost- we have no idea if this ‘service’ is good or not.
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Disability Now | our voice, our lives - register to win an iPad

Disability Now | our voice, our lives - register to win an iPad | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Register now at our new website and you could win an iPad http://t.co/zVvjcx3P...
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Disabled people to protest across the UK – what’s happening near you?

Disabled people to protest across the UK – what’s happening near you? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Disabled people, their families and friends will be taking to the streets in cities across the UK protesting against Government cuts to disability benefits and services.
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Campaign – Narrow the Gap

Campaign – Narrow the Gap | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The campaign has been started in response to the increase in cost of living that is greatly outpacing the available income for people on the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance or in…...
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SF bid to delay welfare reform - U.TV

SF bid to delay welfare reform - U.TV | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
U.TVSF bid to delay welfare reformU.TVKey reform features include a universal credit to cover a range of benefits, housing benefit reforms and a personal independence payment reassessed every three years to replace Disability Living Allowance.
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I couldn't tell them, 'Daddy is dying'

I couldn't tell them, 'Daddy is dying' | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
When Dione Priddy was told her husband had early onset Alzheimer's, she tried to protect their daughters by hiding the truth.
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For hounding the sick and disabled Atos predicted a £40,535,679 ...

The Daily Record has seen secret figures outlining the huge sums the French IT firm could collect from the taxpayer for their humiliating assessments of whether the disabled should still receive benefits.
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ATOS and Bob Chicken's petition on Disability Living Allowance - For Argyll

For ArgyllATOS and Bob Chicken's petition on Disability Living AllowanceFor ArgyllATOS – a French private sector company handed £3.1bn UK government contracts to assess the capability for work of those registered disabled, is facing serious...
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PICANDPUB: £140m fund to give nurses more time with their patients

PICANDPUB: £140m fund to give nurses more time with their patients | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
David Cameron will announce an additional £140 million for the NHS to help cut bureaucracy for nurses so they can spend more time with hospital patients.
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Hike in adult social care charges could see worst affected pay £200 a week more - Bournemouth Echo

Hike in adult social care charges could see worst affected pay £200 a week moreBournemouth EchoCHARGES for council funded adult social care are a step closer to going up in Bournemouth.
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Faith leaders must speak up for people with mental health problems | Francis Davis

Faith leaders must speak up for people with mental health problems | Francis Davis | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
It's not Christians being persecuted who need our advocacy but those struggling with mental ill health and their carersFor two decades I have campaigned for the right of people of faith to have their voices heard in the public square.
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MyLegal - PM NO SHOULD HAVE TO BEG YOU TO LIVE

MyLegal - PM NO SHOULD HAVE TO BEG YOU TO LIVE | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
RT @Mylegalforum: RT @Mylegalforum: RT Here's one for all MPs; a poignant view from a @mylegalforum member > http://t.co/nU0PxAvX < welfare reform ...
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Dispatches - Clips - Britain on the Sick

Dispatches - Clips - Britain on the Sick | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Dispatches investigates the controversial Work Capability Assessment (WCA) (RT @AtosStories RT @Jules_Clarke: @david_cameron http://t.co/Zu6jbmsc … ATOS say people with one finger can find work...)...
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“Making Rights for the Disabled a Reality” : Think Left's Response ...

“Making Rights for the Disabled a Reality” : Think Left's Response ... | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
... convincingly. See here for an explanation of why Unum have satisfied the status of an enemy of disabled people and co-conspirators in welfare reform or the cuts agenda. ...
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Letters: Terrible human cost of benefit cuts

Letters: Terrible human cost of benefit cuts | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Labour has stoked the social care debate by talking about cutting benefits for richer pensioners to pay for a social care cap ( Labour looks at curbs on universal benefits to pay for social care , 4 October).
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Doing it for Dad

Doing it for Dad | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Taking charge of my father's life now that he has dementiaIt's the days before Dad went into the residential home. When we all knew he had dementia, but he still lived in his own cottage.
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To Helen Back: ‘Nothing Short of Barbaric’

To Helen Back: ‘Nothing Short of Barbaric’ | Disability Issues | Scoop.it

A Freedom of Information document from the DWP has revealed that rather than an average of 32 deaths per week as a result of Welfare Reform that figure has now risen to an average 73 deaths per week!

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Terrible human cost of benefit cuts

Terrible human cost of benefit cuts | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Letters: The shameful mistreatment of Ruth Anim is an affront to a civilised society, let alone the caring profession (Letters: Terrible human cost of benefit cuts http://t.co/Tho0UWYV via @guardian...
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