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The problem with food stamps is that people need more than food

The problem with food stamps is that people need more than food | Mental Health Disability | Scoop.it
Claudia Wood: Prepaid cards have their use, but prescribing what they can buy is folly – what use is food when your boiler has broken down?
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Disabled people ‘will lose more than £28 billion in benefits’ - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

Disabled people ‘will lose more than £28 billion in benefits’ - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | Mental Health Disability | Scoop.it
Disabled people are set to lose more than £28 billion in benefits by 2018 as a result of government cuts and reforms to the welfare system, according to new research.The research – by the disability charity Scope and the thinktank Demos – calculates...
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Smoking neglected in people with mental health conditions, leading to premature death | Royal College of Physicians

Smoking neglected in people with mental health conditions, leading to premature death | Royal College of Physicians | Mental Health Disability | Scoop.it
'#Smoking increasingly domain of most disadvantaged in our society, particularly those with #mentalhealth disorders' http://t.co/PBznNQqRpj
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Double Standards - is this legal?

Double Standards - is this legal? | Mental Health Disability | Scoop.it
We've already had countless U-turns and Omni-shambled under the Coalition Government but this weekend I have read two particular pieces that have me totally bemused! The Guardian's report of a thir...

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Jayne Linney's comment, February 19, 2013 12:23 AM
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Atos told incontinent woman to 'wear nappy': Firm condemned by MPs for pressuring sick and disabled into returning to work

Atos told incontinent woman to 'wear nappy': Firm condemned by MPs for pressuring sick and disabled into returning to work | Mental Health Disability | Scoop.it
Thousands of sick or disabled people have died after undergoing assessments to find out whether they were fit to work, the House of Commons was told today.

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Poorest 'face council tax rise'

Poorest 'face council tax rise' | Mental Health Disability | Scoop.it
More than two million of the poorest households in England will pay more council tax from next week, according to an anti-poverty think tank.
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Disabled victims of bedroom tax granted urgent judicial review - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

Disabled victims of bedroom tax granted urgent judicial review - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | Mental Health Disability | Scoop.it
Disabled people who are set to be hit by the government’s controversial “bedroom tax” have won the right to an urgent judicial review of the new rules.Lawyers acting for the 10 individuals and families taking the legal action say that the changes ...
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The reconfiguration of London is akin to social cleansing | Anna Minton

The reconfiguration of London is akin to social cleansing | Anna Minton | Mental Health Disability | Scoop.it
Deliberate housing policies as well as high rents are driving those on low incomes out of London, changing its social fabric Residents woke up yesterday to the sight of "Yuppies Out" scrawled across the gleaming glass windows of the new branch of...
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Paul Routledge on providing services for elderly in their own homes not hiding them out of sight in care homes

Paul Routledge on providing services for elderly in their own homes not hiding them out of sight in care homes | Mental Health Disability | Scoop.it
Being alone is not the same as being lonely, especially in the age of Skype and you can be just as lonely in a care home as you are in your own home
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Bishop of Liverpool launches scathing attack on Government cuts programme

Bishop of Liverpool launches scathing attack on Government cuts programme | Mental Health Disability | Scoop.it
The Bishop of Liverpool has warned that some of Britain’s major cities risk “atrophy and death” as he joined with council leaders to launch a scathing attack on the Government’s cuts programme.

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