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Full state pension for stay-at-home mothers and carers

Full state pension for stay-at-home mothers and carers | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith said women would be the 'major winners' in the reformed system...
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‘What’s the difference between 1930s Germany and modern-day Britain?’ ~ Where’s the Benefit Blog

‘What’s the difference between 1930s Germany and modern-day Britain?’ ~ Where’s the Benefit Blog | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
PUBLISHED THURSDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 2012 IN Where's the Benefit Blog Before we start I would like to point out that I am not a historian and I am not a sociologist and as such I have done my best to present the information here as I understand itRead...
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The Paralympics celebrate the strength of disabled people – and so do all the protests that accompany them

The Paralympics celebrate the strength of disabled people – and so do all the protests that accompany them | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
SONIA POULTON: Let us remember, along with our cheers for the great human spirit that is the Paralympians, and away from the splendour of the Olympic Stadium, our disabled people have been treated as anything but heroes.
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Disability cuts: 'Thousands of us will become prisoners in our own homes'

Disability cuts: 'Thousands of us will become prisoners in our own homes' | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
Benefit reforms will force many disabled people to give up their cars, jobs and freedom - and have a damaging impact on the UK motor industry...
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Disabled workers protest on day of Paralympics opening ceremony - Demotix

Disabled workers protest on day of Paralympics opening ceremony - Demotix | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
DemotixDisabled workers protest on day of Paralympics opening ceremonyDemotixRemploy was established to make it possible for disabled people to do useful and productive work.
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How the Paralympics checks intellectual disability

How the Paralympics checks intellectual disability | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
Paralympians' disabilities are usually visible - but intellectual disabilities are not. They are harder to classify, making it trickier to guarantee a level playing field.
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DWP confirms benefit cap ‘inconsistencies’ ahead of Universal Credit

DWP confirms benefit cap ‘inconsistencies’ ahead of Universal Credit | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that a “small number of people” will be able to claim above the £500 a week household benefit cap when it comes in next April.  The cap – which will be £500 p/w for couples and lone parents...
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The best Paralympic legacy: an end to this disabled apartheid

The best Paralympic legacy: an end to this disabled apartheid | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
After the wondrous joy of the Olympics, London is preparing for the Paralympics. Another opening ceremony, another 11 days of spectacular sport, another chance to show the world Britain at its best. Let’s get the party started — again.
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Hundreds protest against Paralympics sponsor Atos as anger about its role in slashing benefits bill intensifies

Hundreds protest against Paralympics sponsor Atos as anger about its role in slashing benefits bill intensifies | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
Hundreds of disabled people stepped up protests against the Paralympics sponsor Atos today as anger about the company's role in slashing the benefits bill intensifies.
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Paralympic sponsor engulfed by disability tests row

Paralympic sponsor engulfed by disability tests row | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
More than 40 doctors and nurses working for major Paralympics sponsor Atos have been reported to medical regulators for professional misconduct amid growing concerns that disabled people are being wrongly deprived of benefits, The Independent can...
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DWP: we have no plans to offer PIP claimants audio recordings of assessments | Blog | False Economy

DWP: we have no plans to offer PIP claimants audio recordings of assessments | Blog | False Economy | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
More on the fight to secure recordings of work capability and PIP assessments...
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'Mate crime' fears for people with learning disabilities

'Mate crime' fears for people with learning disabilities | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
Learning disabled people living in the community are increasingly finding themselves the victims of so-called mate crime...
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Celebrate Paralympians, but remember they needed state help to get there

Celebrate Paralympians, but remember they needed state help to get there | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: As we celebrate these super-fit athletes, benefits for disabled people are being cut and views against them are hardening...
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Dialysis patient who has suffered 14 heart attacks 'fit enough to work'

Dialysis patient who has suffered 14 heart attacks 'fit enough to work' | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
Paul Mickleburgh told to look for work, despite requiring dialysis to stay alive.
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Atos benefit appeal woman dies

Atos benefit appeal woman dies | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
A cancer sufferer, who had her benefits cut by government officials who said she was fit to work, has died.
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Disabled by society: Paralympians face challenges beyond the field - The Conversation

Disabled by society: Paralympians face challenges beyond the field - The Conversation | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
The GuardianDisabled by society: Paralympians face challenges beyond the fieldThe ConversationAustralians love a good sports story about a hero overcoming adversity.
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Formal complaints about National Health Service rise by 8%

Formal complaints about National Health Service rise by 8% | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
The NHS Information Centre said there were 162,129 written complaints from patients or their families in year to March 2012Written complaints to the NHS rose by more than 8% last year, with the health service receiving more than 3,000 a week, new...
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Disabled people face a tidal wave of prejudice and discrimination

Disabled people face a tidal wave of prejudice and discrimination | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
The Paralympic Games must not divert our eyes from the increasing oppression of disabled peopleIt's now nearly half a century since two black American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, supported by the Australian athlete Peter Norman, made...
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Edwina Currie 'patronised' Italian Paralympians

Edwina Currie 'patronised' Italian Paralympians | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
Former health minister Edwina Currie was forced to defend herself against accusations she patronised Italian Paralympians by describing them as “gorgeous even in wheelchairs”.Related StoriesFrom free school meals to the foreign office: the next...
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Mark Steel: They can't be disabled – they can swim

Mark Steel: They can't be disabled – they can swim | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
There's a company called Atos, that you may have heard of, and the achievement it's best known for is to be despised by thousands of the disabled.
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Local councillors : Directgov - Government, citizens and rights

Local councillors : Directgov - Government, citizens and rights | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
Information on local councillors, including how to contact them, the decisions they can make, council meetings and how to search council minutes and agendas...
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Atos sponsors the Paralympics? It’s enough to make you scream | Red Pepper

Atos sponsors the Paralympics? It’s enough to make you scream | Red Pepper | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
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New Statesman - When the disabled were segregated

New Statesman - When the disabled were segregated | WeAreSpartacus News | Scoop.it
Current affairs, world politics, the arts and more from Britain's award-winning magazine...
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