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20,000 Thank You's !

20,000 Thank You's ! | Disability rights | Scoop.it
The campaign and petition to Stop the abolition of Disability Living Allowance has now reached a total of 20,000 signatures ! Thank you to each and every one of you !
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A victim of the current government

A victim of the current government | Disability rights | Scoop.it
A victim of the current government Michael had Motor neurone disease and he started to panic when the threats began. He kept saying they are going to take our homes and money because we are ill.
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Leeds council tenants begin bedroom tax fightback - Morning Star

Leeds council tenants begin bedroom tax fightback - Morning Star | Disability rights | Scoop.it

Hundreds of Leeds council tenants started rallying behind a campaign against the government's controversial bedroom tax today.

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Time and time again I hear this....

Time and time again I hear this.... | Disability rights | Scoop.it
I have heard many people post saying such things like nothing will change even if we get to the 100 thousand mark. Nothing will make this givernment change its mind, nothing we do matters.
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Poor to bear brunt of welfare cap passed in Commons vote

Poor to bear brunt of welfare cap passed in Commons vote | Disability rights | Scoop.it
David Miliband leads Labour's attack on 'rancid' bill capping benefits at 1% - but it passes by 56 votes
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Disabled Grimsby man will have benefits stopped if he can't prove how poorly he is

Disabled Grimsby man will have benefits stopped   if he  can't   prove  how   poorly he is | Disability rights | Scoop.it
A DISABLED man – who suffers up to 10 seizures a day following an accident – has told of his shock at having to prove he is ill.Graham Blakey, 52, of Grimsby, suffers from a variety of...
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Disability claimants pushed to the brink by 'faceless' benefits system

Disability claimants pushed to the brink by 'faceless' benefits system | Disability rights | Scoop.it
Charities express anger at near-continuous work assessments that patients with incurable conditions are forced to endure
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Happy New Year in Two Million Disability Shocker

Happy New Year in Two Million Disability Shocker | Disability rights | Scoop.it
Disability campaigners are now predicting that anything up to two million disabled people out of nearly 3.5 million who currently receive Disability Living Allowance will either have their benefit reduced or lose out altogether under the new...

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Welfare: get ready for a war over benefits

Welfare: get ready for a war over benefits | Disability rights | Scoop.it
John Harris: Welfare cuts – particularly the government's war on so-called 'skivers' – will be the most bitterly fought political battleground in 2013 (Caring tory has been replaced by contemptuous tory.

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CAB Chief Executive Gillian Guys Response to My Letter Regarding Audio Recording of Atos WCA Advice Given By CAB Advisors…

CAB Chief Executive Gillian Guys Response to My Letter Regarding Audio Recording of Atos WCA Advice Given By CAB Advisors… | Disability rights | Scoop.it
I contacted Gillian Guy CEO of CAB to see what they were doing about informing people about their rights to have their WCA Audio Recorded, her reply somewhat annoyed me but didn’t surprise, I had hoped the info I supplied her with would mean that...

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Labour slams Care Minister for insulting unpaid carers - Morning Star

Labour slams Care Minister for insulting unpaid carers - Morning Star | Disability rights | Scoop.it

Shadow care minister Liz Kendall condemned her government counterpart today for making a careless comment urging people to do more to look after the elderly to stop them enduring a "dismal existence."


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MPs debate Welfare Reform (Disabled People and Carers) - DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)

MPs debate Welfare Reform (Disabled People and Carers) DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) Thanking a number of organisations such as Rethink and Disability Rights UK for the briefings they had provided to MPs, Labour Shadow Disabilities...
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The tragedy of Alice

The tragedy of Alice | Disability rights | Scoop.it
How the Work Capability Assessment costs lives - its impact on people with mental health problems is more serious than Atos have acknowledged.
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Legal Aid Cuts Will Deny 'Help And Justice' To Thousands

Legal Aid Cuts Will Deny 'Help And Justice' To Thousands | Disability rights | Scoop.it
Cuts in legal aid provision would lead to hundreds of thousands being denied the "help and justice" they needed, a volunteer organisation has claimed.
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Ten disabled people launch legal challenge against Government's 'spare bedroom tax'

Ten disabled people launch legal challenge against Government's 'spare bedroom tax' | Disability rights | Scoop.it
A LEGAL challenge has been launched on behalf of ten disabled people who fear their benefits could be cut under the Government's
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Amanda Nandory's curator insight, March 7, 2013 10:39 AM

Ten people with disabilities and their families are loosing up to 14 to 25 percent of their benefits and are going to go talk to the government about this. They want the court to say that the new regulations are not fair.

MsHaeussinger's comment, March 10, 2013 4:51 PM
Interesting story, however, are you aware this happened in the UK?
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MP blasts disability benefits checks - Community News - Blackpool Gazette

MP blasts disability benefits checks - Community News - Blackpool Gazette | Disability rights | Scoop.it
DISABLED residents have joined a Blackpool MP in welcoming a report criticising disability benefits tests.
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Anger at government reforms to Disability Living Allowance | Left Foot Forward

Anger at government reforms to Disability Living Allowance | Left Foot Forward | Disability rights | Scoop.it
With government reforms about to go through the Lords, LFF reports on the outcry from disability groups.
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In full: the Coalition's 75 failed election pledges - Telegraph

In full: the Coalition's 75 failed election pledges - Telegraph | Disability rights | Scoop.it
The Coalition has failed to keep 75 election pledges and excluded a list of the missed targets from its Mid-term Review document which was published on Monday.
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Rosemary Robinson's curator insight, March 5, 2013 6:38 PM

Don't beleive a word they say, they're all liars.

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Paralympian disappointed at government plans for changes to disability benefits / Royal Borough Observer / News / Roundup

Paralympian disappointed at government plans for changes to disability benefits / Royal Borough Observer / News / Roundup | Disability rights | Scoop.it
THE golden girl of last year's Paralympics has expressed her disappointment about planned changes to disability benefits.,
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Worst effects of austerity yet to be felt, disability advice charity warns

Worst effects of austerity yet to be felt, disability advice charity warns | Disability rights | Scoop.it
Disability Law Service, which provides advice to disabled clients facing cuts, expects surge in demand for its services in 2013
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Legal Case against Worcester Council launched- and more legal cases for 2013

Earlier this year DPAC highlighted Worcester Council’s ‘maximum expenditure’ policy which would see new applicants for social ‘care’ be part of potential institutionalisation in order to cut costs.

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How welfare reform will take away my independence

The Government wants to take away my wheelchair accessible vehicle. Oh, they haven't told me personally, of course, they don't need to. They've just decided ...

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Excellent Jane.
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Welfare Whoppers

Welfare Whoppers | Disability rights | Scoop.it
Before I started campaigning, I was under the naive impression that politicians were not allowed to mislead parliament.
I thought there were very serious penalties.
It turns out, there were no penalties at all.

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Cut it out: Paralympic golden girl Sophie Christiansen attacks Tory disability ... - Mirror.co.uk

Cut it out: Paralympic golden girl Sophie Christiansen attacks Tory disability ... - Mirror.co.uk | Disability rights | Scoop.it
Cut it out: Paralympic golden girl Sophie Christiansen attacks Tory disability ...
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Outraged Paralympic heroine Sophie Christiansen says the heartless Tory attack on disability benefits is a massive injustice.
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Where's the Benefit?: If you can only walk twenty metres you'll get no help

Where's the Benefit?: If you can only walk twenty metres you'll get no help | Disability rights | Scoop.it

When PIP starts to replace Disability Living Allowance next year anyone who can walk just twenty metres will not qualify for help with mobility. Twenty metres is less than the distance most of the disabled parking bays at my local Tesco are from the door. It's really not much. Hundreds of thousands of people will no longer get a mobility allowance and as a result will no longer be eligible to lease a Motability car. One day it might be you that needs this.

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