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Hero soldier 'forced to re-mortgage house' to pay for new arms and legs | UK | News | Daily Express

Hero soldier 'forced to re-mortgage house' to pay for new arms and legs | UK | News | Daily Express | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A HERO soldier who lost three limbs in a sickening Taliban bomb blast has told how he is having to re-mortgage his house to pay for new arms and legs.
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Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics

Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones says the mass registration of voters could see political parties take steps to improve the lot of disabled people
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Watchdogs pose key questions on UK convention compliance

Watchdogs pose key questions on UK convention compliance | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A report by Britain’s four equality watchdogs has posed questions that could expose holes in the UK's compliance with the UN disability convention.
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Work Programme provider A4E 'put lives at risk'

Work Programme provider A4E 'put lives at risk' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A company at the heart of the government’s welfare-to-work programme is facing allegations that it introduced an “incredibly dangerous” cost-cutting move.
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Local government financial settlement ‘will push councils to breaking point’

Local government financial settlement ‘will push councils to breaking point’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Townhall chiefs accuse the government of playing down the size and the seriousness of real-term cuts to council spending • Next generation council: Northants sees the future
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The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand

The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Racked for years by a mysterious illness, the author of “Seabiscuit” and “Unbroken” has defied the odds to write indelible works of history.
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Obesity 'could be a disability', EU court rules

Obesity 'could be a disability', EU court rules | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Obese people could also be considered disabled, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
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Missing - the 50,000 jobless teens who have dropped off the radar

Missing - the 50,000 jobless teens who have dropped off the radar | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than 50,000 people aged 16 to 18 not in education or work have “gone missing” from official statistics and are receiving no support, according to research published today.
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Watch: Despicable thieves steal Christmas cash from elderly couple in Coventry

Watch: Despicable thieves steal Christmas cash from elderly couple in Coventry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Footage shows one man distracting couple while another sneaks behind to steal cash meant for Christmas presents
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Britain’s benefits sanctions: ‘My brother’s gone. We can’t bring him back, but we can’t let this go on’

Britain’s benefits sanctions: ‘My brother’s gone. We can’t bring him back, but we can’t let this go on’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Vulnerable and hungry, two men died earlier this year after their benefits were stopped. Amelia Gentleman talks to their sisters, who are campaigning for a fairer system
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Heartwarming campaign to raise money for homeless man raises £21k with sleepout

Heartwarming campaign to raise money for homeless man raises £21k with sleepout | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
DOMINIQUE Harrison-Bentzen wanted to give something back to the man who offered her £3 when she lost her bank card on a night out - and the appeal went viral.
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Coalition supporter suggests sanctioned benefit claimant deserved death

Coalition supporter suggests sanctioned benefit claimant deserved death | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
What follows will be shocking to some of you. Outrageous. This writer would find it questionable if it was not. It relates to yesterday's (December 16) article, Benefit deaths: Man was crushed to d...
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Horrific abuse by staff shown in Irish care home by hidden camera (VIDEO)

Horrific abuse by staff shown in Irish care home by hidden camera (VIDEO) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The savage sadism of institutional Ireland seems to know no bounds.
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Tory chairman Grant Shapps accused of trying to silence left-wing blog with 'spurious' legal threats

Tory chairman Grant Shapps accused of trying to silence left-wing blog with 'spurious' legal threats | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps has been accused of attempting to silence a critical left-wing blog in the run-up to the election by sending out spurious legal threats from lawyers.
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'Hypocrite' Harper hides from questions over office access

'Hypocrite' Harper hides from questions over office access | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The minister for disabled people has refused to answer a string of potentially embarrassing questions about his inaccessible constituency office.
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Ministers look to loophole to hide truth on benefit deaths

Ministers look to loophole to hide truth on benefit deaths | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministers have admitted they are considering using a legal loophole to avoid publishing the results of secret reviews into 60 benefit-related deaths.
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Child abuse inquiry: Met Police investigate alleged murders of three young boys in 1970s

Child abuse inquiry: Met Police investigate alleged murders of three young boys in 1970s | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Scotland Yard is investigating the alleged murders of three young boys by a VIP paedophile ring after a “credible” witness came forward to detail his abuse at the hands of Conservative politician, police said today.
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Saving Our Safety Net Fact of the Week: cruelty to people who are weak and poor is the most important fact of all | ToUChstone blog

Saving Our Safety Net Fact of the Week: cruelty to people who are weak and poor is the most important fact of all | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This is my last Fact of the Week until the New Year, and I want finish 2014 by thinking about the human costs of benefit cuts. The other facts have been the
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Cuts to local welfare schemes ‘a Christmas present to loan sharks’

Cuts to local welfare schemes ‘a Christmas present to loan sharks’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government refusal to guarantee funding for schemes will force families to turn to food banks and loan sharks, say critics
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The Party Russell Brand's Looking for Already Exists - He Just Needs to Vote

The Party Russell Brand's Looking for Already Exists - He Just Needs to Vote | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Green Party is a growing movement for democratic, progressive political change in Britain. They are the only party that want to end austerity and take real action to create a more equal and sustainable future. Please take a look at our policies, ...
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US investors set to sell New Era estate in London after protests

US investors set to sell New Era estate in London after protests | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Westbrook Partners close to transferring ownership to affordable housing provider after tenants’ campaign against rent rises
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Universal Credit and the Self-Employed

Universal Credit and the Self-Employed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Universal Credit is the benefits system that is eventually intended to replace Tax Credits. Housing Benefit and most other benefits.  If it goes ahead, the impact on low-income self employed will be...
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Hellish homeless hostel exposed by Daily Record is condemned as worse than 'Soviet gulag' in Holyrood Hellish homeless hostel exposed by Daily Record is condemned as worse than 'Soviet gulag' in Ho...

Hellish homeless hostel exposed by Daily Record is condemned as worse than 'Soviet gulag' in Holyrood Hellish homeless hostel exposed by Daily Record is condemned as worse than 'Soviet gulag' in Ho... | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE Bellgrove Hotel in Glasgow's east end was described as having conditions "worse than a prison" as MSPs discussed a motion calling for stronger regulations.
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Cabinet split over crisis fund for vulnerable people

Cabinet split over crisis fund for vulnerable people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Osborne is said to be resisting calls by Pickles to save fund for people hit by floods or domestic violence or who run out of food
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NHS services cut in Nottingham after doctors quit rather than work for private firm

NHS services cut in Nottingham after doctors quit rather than work for private firm | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An NHS hospital has been forced to scrap highly rated services for patients with severe skin conditions including skin cancer following an “exodus” of senior doctors reluctant to work for a private sector subcontractor.
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Labour goes after George Osborne for new 'extreme and ideological' budget cut plans

Labour goes after George Osborne for new 'extreme and ideological' budget cut plans | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour warned that a Conservative Government would make “extreme and ideological” spending cuts after George Osborne admitted he wanted to run a £23bn budget surplus by 2020. 
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Homeless children given their first meal in two days by Christmas Markets stall holder

Homeless children given their first meal in two days by Christmas Markets stall holder | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A family of homeless children ate their first meal in TWO days when a Christmas Markets trader heard of their parent's desperate plea
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