The WOW Petition
2.5K views | +0 today
Follow
The WOW Petition
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43154
100,000 signatures to stop the War On Welfare! #WOWpetition
Curated by WOWpetition
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by WOWpetition from Disability Issues
Scoop.it!

Attacks on disabled people still rife - one year on from Paralympics triumph - The Independent

Attacks on disabled people still rife - one year on from Paralympics triumph - The Independent | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
BBC News Attacks on disabled people still rife - one year on from Paralympics triumph The Independent Campaigners said a modest increase in participation in sport by the disabled following London 2012 was being offset by a wider crisis in the cost...

Via Jane Young
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by WOWpetition from Disability Issues
Scoop.it!

My First Work Capability Assessment

My First Work Capability Assessment | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
I’ll tell you upfront what one of the worst things about this story is. It’s that I don’t feel comfortable naming the time or place of my first encounter with an ATOS Medical Assessment Centre....

Via Jane Young
more...
Jayne Linney's comment, August 16, 2013 8:14 AM
Great Find - if we weren't so accustomed, we'd be outraged! x
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

My £50 a month bedroom tax...for my DIY dialysis machine

My £50 a month bedroom tax...for my DIY dialysis machine | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
A MAN who relies on a kidney dialysis machine must pay an extra £50 a month to keep the lifesaving equipment at his home.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by WOWpetition from Disability Issues
Scoop.it!

HASLAND: Man collapsed but still ‘fit for work’

HASLAND: Man collapsed but still ‘fit for work’ | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
A man who became so unwell during an assessment by benefit inspectors that he was asked if he ‘needed an ambulance’ - was still declared fit to work.

Via Jane Young
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Dear Department for Work and Pensions.........

Dear Department for Work and Pensions......... | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
I am a deputy head of a junior school in a deprived city area and I’m having a lot of problems with the effects of benefit denial/sanctions on my pupils’ and their respective parents’ please allow me to elucidate.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

I’ll fight Govt for Jinky and my dad

I’ll fight Govt for Jinky and my dad | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
MSP launches campaign to help Scots battling crippling motor neurone disease that killed her dad
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Mothers and children lose out in benefit changes

Mothers and children lose out in benefit changes | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
Nick Cohen: Iain Duncan Smith's universal credit poses a serious threat to women's independence
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Conservative claims about benefits are not just spin, they're making it up

Conservative claims about benefits are not just spin, they're making it up | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
Declan Gaffney and Jonathan Portes: Government ministers like Iain Duncan Smith and Grant Shapps are misrepresenting official statistics for political gain
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

'No evidence' of benefit behaviour change

'No evidence' of benefit behaviour change | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
The number of households that will be affected by a new £500 a week benefit cap has fallen by over a quarter, the Department for Work and Pensions says.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Bedroom Tax and ESA in the news 31/03/2013

Bedroom Tax and ESA in the news 31/03/2013 | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
Sue Marsh talked to LBC radio at 20:00 about the people dropping their claim for ESA before their work capability assessment. Sue also talked to Sky News at 15:30.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by WOWpetition from Disability Issues
Scoop.it!

Government doesn't want to know what Welfare Reform will do to ...

WOW Petition - that's a petition to stop the War On Welfare - calls for the DWP to carry out a cumulative impact assessment on all the welfare reforms together. It is obvious to most people that the impact of cutting many benefits ...

Via Jane Young
more...
Lindsey Sorrell's curator insight, March 29, 2013 11:32 AM

This is all discrimination against the poor, elderly and disabled people.  They are the only people who will suffer.

Janette Collins's comment, March 31, 2013 10:23 AM
http://www.scoop.it/t/welfare-news-service/p/3999148148/pensioner-92-lives-without-heating-for-six-months-after-sheltered-housing-firm-fails-to-carry-out-repairs?hash=
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Three more Remploy factories to close

Three more Remploy factories to close | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
Cuts in subsidy to company that employs disabled people in manufacturing could leave 160 workers facing redundancy
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Video: Bedroom tax could force disabled Coleford man to move from specially-adapted home

Video: Bedroom tax could force disabled Coleford man to move from specially-adapted home | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
A disabled man from Coleford fears he will be forced to move from his specially-adapted bungalow because he is being made to pay £56 a month bedroom tax for a room he uses to store medical...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

How could Atos class such a sick man as fit for work? Ros Wynne Jones' Real Britain

How could Atos class such a sick man as fit for work? Ros Wynne Jones' Real Britain | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
His family says the decision to pass him fit for work almost killed him – a diabetic who could no longer afford to eat
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Archbishop's daughter on depression

Archbishop's daughter on depression | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
Katharine Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury's daughter, has spoken to the BBC about the depression she has suffered since her teens.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Terminally ill hit by new benefit rule | Herald Scotland

Terminally ill hit by new benefit rule | Herald Scotland | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
WOWpetition's insight:

Currently, the rules dictate that people are considered to have a terminal illness for benefits purposes only if they are expected to die within six months!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Welfare reform: 'taking money from the poorest in society is a sick exercise'

Welfare reform: 'taking money from the poorest in society is a sick exercise' | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
Peter Sloman hits out at the government and says local government must take action to prevent vulnerable people from slipping through the net
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Why is Oxfam working with food banks in the UK? | Oxfam Cymru blog | Oxfam GB

Why is Oxfam working with food banks in the UK? | Oxfam Cymru blog | Oxfam GB | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
Wigan is a town of the outskirts of Manchester that, like many towns in the North, was hit hard in the 1980s when the mining industry effectively closed down, with few jobs to replace those lost.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Protesters block minister's road

Protesters block minister's road | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
Up to 300 anti-cuts protesters - some posing as removal men - block a road outside the north London home of work and pensions minister Lord Freud.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Change to disability benefits appeals process could leave people penniless

Change to disability benefits appeals process could leave people penniless | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
A double whammy of a revised appeals process and the abolition of legal aid threatens to deny benefits to vulnerable claimants
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

The welfare reform battle begins: George Osborne backs welfare cuts as public calls on Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53

The welfare reform battle begins: George Osborne backs welfare cuts as public calls on Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
The Chancellor George Osborne will launch a scathing attack tomorrow on churches and charities that oppose the Government's welfare cuts – hours after his cabinet colleague Iain Duncan Smith claimed that he could live on £53 a week in benefits.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WOWpetition
Scoop.it!

Disability cuts come with a dehumanising rhetoric

Disability cuts come with a dehumanising rhetoric | The WOW Petition | Scoop.it
Frances Ryan: The cuts get personal: 'Skiver v striver' is the idea that the attack on disabled people is based on. It's an entirely false dichotomy
more...
No comment yet.