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Five staff suspended at hospital

Five staff suspended at hospital | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Five staff at Monroe House private care hospital in Dundee are suspended following allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
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How Winterbourne-style placements can be brought to an end - 1/21/2013 - Community Care

How Winterbourne-style placements can be brought to an end - 1/21/2013 - Community Care | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Chris Bull, the person charged with helping end inappropriate hospital placements for people with learning disabilities, outlines how he intends to support commissioners to achieve this aim.
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Disabled people 'missing basic needs'

Disabled people 'missing basic needs' | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
The BBC has learned that there has been a rise of nearly 70% in the number of people with disabilities seeking help from Citizens Advice Bureaux.
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Housing and social care: charities warning over 'catastrophic' 83% cuts

Housing and social care: charities warning over 'catastrophic' 83% cuts | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Draconian 'last resort' cuts to Derby's supported housing budget will trigger an outbreak of crime and rough sleeping among vulnerable youngsters, say campaigners
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That Old Familiar December Feeling

That Old Familiar December Feeling | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
And so it has started. It happened at this time last year and yesterday saw the start of this year’s late December traumatic anxiety surfacing for Steven. December is always a difficult time ...
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Disabled people face care cuts on abolition of Independent Living Fund - 12/19/2012 - Community Care

Disabled people face care cuts on abolition of Independent Living Fund - 12/19/2012 - Community Care | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Ministers press ahead with plans to transfer social care fund's budget to councils and reject calls to protect care packages for ILF users.
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Early day motion 826 - BENEFITS AGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES - UK Parliament

That this House congratulates the Social Security Select Committee on its report on the operation of the Benefits Agency medical services, which concludes that the system in place is guilty of penalising claimants unfairly and leads to benefits...
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Are Tory ministers really so stupid that they think that leaving the blinds down is a crime?

Are Tory ministers really so stupid that they think that leaving the blinds down is a crime? | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
As this Government becomes more unpopular, there’s one way it tries to seem in touch with the people, which is to get angry about people on benefits.
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Council finances hit by benefit cuts

Council finances hit by benefit cuts | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Letters: We believe the introduction of direct payments to tenants from April 2014 will also place a significant new burden on councils...
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Work Programme needs revision

So, the Work Programme isn’t, erm, working for people with disabilities, according to latest figures.
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PM and Miliband in welfare clash

PM and Miliband in welfare clash | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
David Cameron and Ed Miliband have clash over the government's welfare-to-work programme aimed at helping the long-term unemployed.
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One in 10 workers underemployed

One in 10 workers underemployed | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
One in 10 of all workers in the UK are now officially underemployed, according to a study from the Office For National Statistics.
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WCA and PIP - My MPs Response

A couple of weeks ago I contacted my local MP, Andrew Stephenson, with regards to the debate of 17th January, 2013 in the House Of Commons on the Work Capability Assessments and Atos Healthcare,...
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WCA descriptors fail, DWP fails, Atos fails: a case study | Blog | False Economy

WCA descriptors fail, DWP fails, Atos fails: a case study | Blog | False Economy | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
DPAC publishes a recent case which calls the ESA work capability assessment further into question.
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James Lloyd: The PM's 'enormous' prediction for LTC insurance | Opinion | Money Marketing

James Lloyd: The PM's 'enormous' prediction for LTC insurance | Opinion | Money Marketing | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Insurers should be worried about failing to deliver against Government expectations of a healthy market for long-term care insurance.
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Winterbourne View should be a watershed moment for our sector

Winterbourne View should be a watershed moment for our sector | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Debra Moore explains how Castlebeck, former owner of Winterbourne View, has transformed its services since the scandal – and what is still left to do
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DPAC and Inclusion London Press Release on the Closure of the Independent Living Fund

DPAC and Inclusion London Press Release on the Closure of the Independent Living Fund | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Disabled people with the highest support needs have been left in fear and distress as they face the prospect of being denied the right to have Christmas in their own homes following a government decision announced this week to abolish a key source...
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More distress for people with disabilities: Independent Living Fund to close | Blog | False Economy

More distress for people with disabilities: Independent Living Fund to close | Blog | False Economy | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Government decides to abolish a key source of independent living support.
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Preventative care for elderly under threat, survey suggests

Preventative care for elderly under threat, survey suggests | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Services have been cut or frozen by two-thirds of local councils since their last local elections, according to ComRes study...
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Winterbourne View scandal prompts new care guidelines

Winterbourne View scandal prompts new care guidelines | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Report warns that care sector risks slipping back into institutional culture typified by Victorian asylum system...
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Three factors that make a supported housing scheme a success

Three factors that make a supported housing scheme a success | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
A not-for-profit organisation has helped develop a scheme that supports individuals with learning disabilities and diverse needs...
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Spoonies: the demonization of the disabled class | Dr Shibley Rahman : His Labour blog and much else

Spoonies: the demonization of the disabled class | Dr Shibley Rahman : His Labour blog and much else | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
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Steve Bell on the government's welfare-to-work programme – cartoon

Steve Bell on the government's welfare-to-work programme – cartoon | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
Only one in 28 unemployed people referred to Work Programme has been found a job for six months...
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The Purple Papers: Labour means work | Progress | News and debate from the progressive community

The Purple Papers: Labour means work | Progress | News and debate from the progressive community | Social Care Scoopits | Scoop.it
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