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Disability Community UK DLA Survey 2012 - important please complete!!

Disability Community UK DLA Survey 2012 - important please complete!! | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Hi All,
Just a quick post… the new FB group I started called Disability Community UK have designed a survey, we put it together to get a better idea of what people spend their DLA on.
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Disability protest held at Cardiff bank - ITV News

Disability protest held at Cardiff bank - ITV News | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
ITV NewsDisability protest held at Cardiff bankITV NewsDisabled people seeking to qualify for the Incapacity Benefit in the UK are currently assessed by the international company ATOS Healthcare.
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Conference calls for New UK Disability Network to Challenge Attacks on Disability Rights

Conference calls for New UK Disability Network to Challenge Attacks on Disability Rights | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
A successful conference held in London on the 27th September called for a new UK network to challenge the attacks on disability rights in the UK.
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Chronic Fat Ego Syndrome (or How The Telegraph ME Bloggers Like a Rigged Game)

Chronic Fat Ego Syndrome (or How The Telegraph ME Bloggers Like a Rigged Game) | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The Confession I’ve a confession to make. Which I’ll come to in a minute. But first, I don’t know if you’ve seen the current Mcdonalds advert.
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Ruth Anim And Liam Barker- Different Disabilities, Very Similar Situations

Ruth Anim And Liam Barker- Different Disabilities, Very Similar Situations | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Exactly two weeks ago today, I heard and wrote about the case of Liam Barker. Eighteen years old, paralysed since birth, he breathes through a ventilator. His parents had just received a letter inf...
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Half a Million in Disability Bombshell !

Half a Million in Disability Bombshell ! | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
  Community Action Party sources have confirmed that 500,000 people that currently receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in the UK will either (500,000 people that currently receive Disability Living Allowance will either have their benefit cut...
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Whangee, crook or derby? I have entered the world of the walking stick | Ian Jack

Whangee, crook or derby? I have entered the world of the walking stick | Ian Jack | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
I never expected to have a walking stick, and I hope I won't always need one. But the right one can feel rather specialSix or seven months before he died, I met Harold Pinter and asked him how he was.
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“to PIP” [tr verb] – to manage (s’one) out of benefits or a job; acceptable 21st century practice » 21stCenturyFix.org.uk

RT @Jane_Samuels: ‘Disability Living Allowance’ (DLA) to ‘Personal Independence Payment’ management (PIP)?
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Richard Vize: Labour failing to develop a coherent local policy

Richard Vize: Labour failing to develop a coherent local policy | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Much has been made of the second coming of Ed Miliband at Labour conference this week, but what about local government?
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Should service users have an entitlement to social work? - Adult Care Blog

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Labour conference: Party will move ‘towards’ fully inclusive education system

A Labour government would aim to move – in the long term – towards an education system that is “fully inclusive” of disabled children, according to the MP who has led its review into special educational needs (SEN).
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Labour conference: Mystery over Burnham’s social care integration plans

A Labour government would move to “integrate” social care with the NHS, the shadow health secretary has told the party’s annual conference.
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Labour conference: Miliband’s welfare reference ‘was clumsy not offensive’

The Labour leader has again used his main conference speech – for the second year running – to suggest that many disabled benefits claimants were choosing a life on welfare rather than finding jobs.
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Get your MP to sign the EDM against Atos-add to the Outcry!

MP  and DPAC supporter John McDonnell’s Early Day Motion 295 against the system of the WCA and Atos has 111 signatures , not one of them Conservative, what a surprise.
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Coventry City Council social workers shortlisted for care awards - Coventry Telegraph

Coventry City Council social workers shortlisted for care awards - Coventry Telegraph | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Coventry City Council social workers shortlisted for care awardsCoventry TelegraphJo-Ann Dundas, who manages adult social care facilities at Brandon Wood Farm and Curriers Close in Canley, both of which provide support to adults with Learning...
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We need to save the Cancer Networks: NHS strategy is not bureaucracy

We need to save the Cancer Networks: NHS strategy is not bureaucracy | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
 
In December 2008 I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. My own delays in going to the doctor, coupled with some GP delays in commissioning tests, meant by the time of my diagnosis the cancer had spread into two of my lymph nodes.
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Elderly care 'reduced to a production line of tasks' as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope

Elderly care 'reduced to a production line of tasks' as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Many are left ‘suffering’ in loneliness because councils are commissioning ever shorter visits. A report has revealed that care workers spend as little as 15 minutes at someone’s home.
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Life with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E.) ‘I feel like I’m crawling through the dark with an elephant on my back’ | Nicola Cousins | Independent Editor's choice Blogs

Life with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E.) ‘I feel like I’m crawling through the dark with an elephant on my back’ | Nicola Cousins | Independent Editor's choice Blogs | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
I have had M.E. for 15 years but it is at its worst now. I am a talented painter, sculptor and photographer but no longer have energy for my much-loved craft projects, let alone keeping house the way I used to and cooking for my family.
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Don’t pay for ESA Appeal help

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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DLA to PIP change will drive AT LEAST 85,000 people into poverty

DLA to PIP change will drive AT LEAST 85,000 people into poverty | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
I wrote yesterday about how the Dept for Work & Pensions’ response to my FOI request demonstrated that the government has spent nothing on any analysis of the likely impacts [...]...
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The Billion Pound Gamble - new film about cuts and privatisation in Barnet

The Billion Pound Gamble - new film about cuts and privatisation in Barnet | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Come to the premier of a brand new film about life in Barnet as the council moves towards a mass-outsourcing project.
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Disabled woman 'stranded' after mobility scooter vandalised / Slough Observer / News / Roundup

Disabled woman 'stranded' after mobility scooter vandalised / Slough Observer / News / Roundup | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
A woman described by the Mayor as an 'inspiration' has been left 'stranded' after her mobility scooter was vandalised.,...
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VIDEO: Footballers on battling depression

VIDEO: Footballers on battling depression | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Stoke City becomes the first Premier League club to actively address the issue of depression in football, with the help of former striker Vincent Pericard.
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Labour conference: Party ‘must move away from toxic fitness for work policy’

A leading disabled activist has called on the Labour leadership to move away from its “toxic” position on the “fitness for work” test and instead develop policies that support sick and disabled people into work.
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Labour conference: McGuire attacks ‘reprehensible’ failure to assess cuts impact

Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people has attacked the government’s “reprehensible” failure to carry out an assessment of the overall impact of its cuts and reforms on disabled people.
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