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Let's Close Down the DWP

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In the UK today disabled people are astonished by the absurdity of a whole new system that has emerged out of the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) in order to solve the problem of unemployment for disabled people. 


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Government urged to think ahead on accessible housing » Housing » 24dash.com

Government urged to think ahead on accessible housing » Housing » 24dash.com | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A housing provider specialising in accessible housing for disabled tenants has urged the government to think ahead on access standards for new homes.

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Sfitzg35's comment, March 6, 2014 9:35 AM
I think this is a great idea because it will open up more opportunities for disabled people to buy and live in a house that is fit for their needs and style. I believe that everyone should be able to live in a house where they feel comfortable and don't have to worry about how to access things around the house.
cander05's comment, March 9, 2014 12:41 AM
This would be a great idea, as it would provide everybody with the opportunity to own and feel comfortable in their own house.
Wyatt Nelson's comment, March 9, 2014 12:53 AM
This is a good idea because disabled people can have hard times doing things in their house.
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Disability benefits shake-up: 'unfair' to deaf children - Channel 4 News

Disability benefits shake-up: 'unfair' to deaf children - Channel 4 News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The government's plans to reform disability benefits will penalise deaf children, according to a leading charity.
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Change To Disability Benefits Appeals Process Could Leave People Penniless

Change To Disability Benefits Appeals Process Could Leave People Penniless | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A double whammy of a revised appeals process and the abolition of legal aid threatens to deny benefits to vulnerable claimants
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I will go after bogus disabled... some of them DO get better! Ex-TV host who is our new Work Minister on the UK's THREE MILLION claiming disability benefit

I will go after bogus disabled... some of them DO get better! Ex-TV host who is our new Work Minister on the UK's THREE MILLION claiming disability benefit | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Esther McVey, 45, who became MP for Wirral West in 2010 and is the new Minister for the Disabled, said that many of those claiming disability living allowance are not entitled to the benefits.
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Website that charges £19 for 'tips' on how to milk disabled benefits system

Website that charges £19 for 'tips' on how to milk disabled benefits system | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Benefits and Work website, which comes with a 'money back' guarantee if the advice does not work, lists 'seven top daily DLA tips', including how to deal with 'detective doctors'.
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Poorest set for 'perfect storm' on benefit cuts: the low-paid, disabled and jobless will be hit hardest

Poorest set for 'perfect storm' on benefit cuts: the low-paid, disabled and jobless will be hit hardest | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Britain's poorest will be hit by a "devastating" barrage of new cuts and taxes tomorrow, as a range of government welfare changes are introduced.
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Films highlight the human cost of cutting personalised support - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

Films highlight the human cost of cutting personalised support - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
People in mental distress are being denied the personalised support they need to stay healthy and out of hospital, according to a mental health arts charity. CoolTan Arts was screening three new films by its members about the personalisation ...
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Shelter: Millions of families struggling - Morning Star

Shelter: Millions of families struggling - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

More than five million families in England face the choice of putting food on the table or keeping a roof over their heads, housing charity Shelter warned today.

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Welfare Cuts Will Cost Disabled People £28bn Over Five Years

Welfare Cuts Will Cost Disabled People £28bn Over Five Years | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Individuals will be hit by up to six different cuts and some could lose more than £20,000 each, research for the Guardian shows
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Disabled people 'hit by multiple benefit cuts' - Channel 4 News

Disabled people 'hit by multiple benefit cuts' - Channel 4 News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of disabled people will be worse off as a result of six different benefit cuts, according to Scope.
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Down's Syndrome girl, 7, thrown out of Cineworld cinema for 'laughing too loudly'

Down's Syndrome girl, 7, thrown out of Cineworld cinema for 'laughing too loudly' | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Sienna Brown was half way through the matinee of comedy The Croods when her family was told to leave as viewers had complained she was making too much noise
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Dog turns pooper scooper: Golden retriever helps disabled mum change nappies

Dog turns pooper scooper: Golden retriever helps disabled mum change nappies | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Disabled mum Cheryl Alexander just has to say the word and he fetches the mat, the wet wipes and a new nappy, pulls off four-month-old Lily’s babygro, then bins the stinky old nappy.

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Have Tory MPs learned nothing of the consequences of casual rudeness?

Have Tory MPs learned nothing of the consequences of casual rudeness? | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Tanya Gold: When Daniel Kawczynski told a one-legged beggar to get a job he seemed to have forgotten his party has cut disabled benefits

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Why the government is changing disability benefits - Channel 4 News

Why the government is changing disability benefits - Channel 4 News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The government has labelled the 20-year-old disability living allowance outdated, but its proposed replacement has not been widely welcomed. Social affairs editor Jackie Long explains the changes.
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Osborne distances himself from Thatcher legacy over disability benefits

Osborne distances himself from Thatcher legacy over disability benefits | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Chancellor says former Tory PM's government 'parked' unemployed people on disability benefits
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Osborne distances himself from Thatcher legacy over disability benefits

Osborne distances himself from Thatcher legacy over disability benefits | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Chancellor says former Tory PM's government 'parked' unemployed people on disability benefits
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Website that charges £19 for 'tips' on how to milk disabled benefits system

Website that charges £19 for 'tips' on how to milk disabled benefits system | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Benefits and Work website, which comes with a 'money back' guarantee if the advice does not work, lists 'seven top daily DLA tips', including how to deal with 'detective doctors'.
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Poorest set for 'perfect storm' on benefit cuts: the low-paid, disabled and jobless will be hit hardest

Poorest set for 'perfect storm' on benefit cuts: the low-paid, disabled and jobless will be hit hardest | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Britain's poorest will be hit by a "devastating" barrage of new cuts and taxes tomorrow, as a range of government welfare changes are introduced.
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Where do disabled people fit into George Osborne's "aspiration nation"?

Where do disabled people fit into George Osborne's "aspiration nation"? | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
From 1 April, six different cuts to support will start affecting disabled people. The result will be disabled people losing their independence, struggling to heat their homes and forced to withdraw from communities.
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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 | welfare cuts | 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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Shelter: Millions of families struggling - Morning Star

Shelter: Millions of families struggling - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

More than five million families in England face the choice of putting food on the table or keeping a roof over their heads, housing charity Shelter warned today.

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The government has a duty to assess the impact of its benefit cuts

The government has a duty to assess the impact of its benefit cuts | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Disabled people are facing life-changing losses of benefit. Why is the government unable to assess what their impact will be, asks Claudia Wood
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Disabled people 'hit by multiple benefit cuts' - Channel 4 News

Disabled people 'hit by multiple benefit cuts' - Channel 4 News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of disabled people will be worse off as a result of six different benefit cuts, according to Scope.
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Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos

Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
An amputee who cannot walk, struggles to talk and is brain damaged has been passed “fit for work” and had his benefits cut under government reforms.
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