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Motability is ‘treating disabled people like criminals’ by fitting trackers

Motability has been accused of treating disabled people like criminals, after it began fixing tracking devices to their cars.
The organisation says it has introduced the new measure in a bid to detect “misuse” of its disabled people’s car scheme.
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Benefits - help & advice on disability benefits, incapacity benefits, ESA and DLA

A forum to ask questions and offer advice to others about benefits and finances.
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‘Atossed aside’ | Private Eye | 5-18 Oct, 2012

‘Atossed aside’ | Private Eye | 5-18 Oct, 2012 | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
FITNESS TO WORK WHEN disabled people are unfairly denied benefits after a slapdash medical assessment by pisspoor French company Atos, at least they can appeal (at the expense of taxpayers, not Atos), right?
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United Response » Blog Archive » Disabled people were centre stage at party conferences and Paralympics – but are attitudes really changing?

United Response » Blog Archive » Disabled people were centre stage at party conferences and Paralympics – but are attitudes really changing? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
United Response supports people with learning disabilities,mental health needs or physical disabilities to live in the community in the UK, across England and in Wales...
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A World to Win: ATOS profits pile up while misery for disabled grows

Nevertheless, Kevin Stewart, member of the Edinburgh parliament for Aberdeen , made a demand under freedom of information to see papers relating to the ATOS contract for Scotland and northern England .
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Cancer, heart and stroke specialists face NHS axe

Cancer, heart and stroke specialists face NHS axe | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Charities and doctors warn that planned reductions in teams of experts will affect fight against killer diseasesThe fight against Britain's biggest killer diseases could be hit by NHS plans to cut the number of dedicated teams of experts widely...
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Who Benefits From Disability Cuts?

Who Benefits From Disability Cuts? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
- Caroline Criado-Perez, with thanks to @LUBOttom for providing me with the original idea and helping with the research We all like badgers don’t we? Well, most of us do. … Continue reading ...
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Social Care Bulletin Sept-Oct 2012 | Social Care Bulletin

Social Care Bulletin Sept-Oct 2012 | Social Care Bulletin | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Included in this edition of the Social Care Bulletin:

Shaun Gallagher's voicepiece
Take our survey

Care and support reform:

DH at NCAS
Update: draft care and support bill
Apprenticeships: raising quality of care
Driving quality through...
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Independent Voices for Engagement - IVE

Independent Voices for Engagement - IVE | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Working with service users and carers to have a voice. (Are you a carer? Are you interested in helping advise strategic health and social care decision?
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Social care funding: New ministers, new legislation, same problems - Home Care

Social care funding: New ministers, new legislation, same problems - Home Care | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Home CareSocial care funding: New ministers, new legislation, same problemsHome CareThe financing of social care for an ageing population has become something of a political saga of late, with the latest revelation alleged by The Daily Telegraph...
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Disabled people are ‘collateral damage’ in government’s austerity war new report reveals : Inclusion London

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What does 'one nation Labour' mean for people on welfare? - video - The Guardian

The GuardianWhat does 'one nation Labour' mean for people on welfare? - videoThe GuardianThey colluded to force through the Welfare Reform Act, despite those of us who are Disabled putting a thoroughly researched case.
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COMMENT: Ed wants One Nation… but not for disabled people | Disability News Service

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New EHRC chair faces tough task to repair watchdog’s ‘damaged house’

The government’s choice to be the new chair of the equality watchdog faces a tough task to repair an organisation that is damaged almost beyond repair, according to the former chair of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC).
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Apology over 'fit-to-work' error

Apology over 'fit-to-work' error | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The mother of a severely disabled woman who was was wrongly told she was fit to work is calling for changes to the way people with disabilities are treated when claiming benefits.
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ATOS Apologise To Ruth And Cecelia Anim

ATOS Apologise To Ruth And Cecelia Anim | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The mother of a severely disabled woman who was wrongly told she was fit to work is calling for changes to the way people with disabilities are treated when claiming benefits. A medical report desc...
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Fear of fitness to work tests driving disabled patients to suicide, say 6% of GPs

Fear of fitness to work tests driving disabled patients to suicide, say 6% of GPs | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Six per cent of doctors have experienced a patient who has attempted - or committed - suicide as a result of “undergoing, or fear of undergoing” the Government's fitness to work test.
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The welfare state: perks amid penury | Editorial

The welfare state: perks amid penury | Editorial | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Social security is getting better at providing for people when they are old, and worse at providing for them when they are poorConsider a man who lost a job of hard toil, just after turning 60 in June last year.
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Check your benefit entitlement - Turn2us

Check your benefit entitlement - Turn2us | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Access our easy-to-use the benefits calculator to find means tested benefit you may be entitled to and their cash value.
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Reforms put NHS in distress - GPs - The Press Association

Reforms put NHS in distress - GPs - The Press Association | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukReforms put NHS in distress - GPsThe Press AssociationThe Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) chair Dr Clare Gerada said the controversial Health and Social Care Act has caused "the mother of all top-down reorganisations"...
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Enough is enough. Disabled people are committing suicide because of the ... - The Independent

Enough is enough. Disabled people are committing suicide because of the ... - The Independent | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Enough is enough. Disabled people are committing suicide because of the ...The IndependentThere are people are dying because their elected representatives have chosen to make the welfare reform a reality.
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Burnham calls for health and social care integration - LocalGov

The GuardianBurnham calls for health and social care integrationLocalGov'It means ending the care lottery and setting a clear national entitlement to what physical, mental and social care we can afford, so people can see what's free and what must...
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Rising social care demand requires strong volunteer workforce - Home Care

Rising social care demand requires strong volunteer workforce - Home Care | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Home CareRising social care demand requires strong volunteer workforceHome Care“Volunteers have a vital role to play in the delivery of flexible, person-centred social care services and the publication of the new vision and associated Volunteering...
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Social Care Bulletin: issue 22 | Department of Health

Social Care Bulletin: issue 22 | Department of Health | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Shaun Gallagher, Acting Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, makes his voicepiece debut, the Department of Health sets out its stall for the National Child and Adults Care...
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