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Labour could link benefits level to work history - Telegraph

Labour could link benefits level to work history - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Unemployment benefits and other welfare payments would be linked to whether a claimant’s had ever worked or not, under plans being considered by the Labour Party.
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Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair

Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A report published today by Just Fair finds that the UK government is in breach of its legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people.
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DWP outlines budgeting support for universal credit claimants » Housing » 24dash.com

DWP outlines budgeting support for universal credit claimants » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions issued a general reminder that it has joined forces with the Money Advice Service and local authorities to provide free impartial budgeting support to all those who need it.
"Universal credit will replace the com...
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Ben Jennings on Russia's defiance – cartoon

Ben Jennings on Russia's defiance – cartoon | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Commons defence committee says Nato is unprepared for potential threats from Russia, as it remains defiant in the face of sanctions
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Public service whistleblowers 'treated shockingly', report finds

Public service whistleblowers 'treated shockingly', report finds | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Report accuses ministers of failing to protect whistleblowers despite their role in exposing a series of major scandals
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DWP plotting 'secret' universal credit plans - Labour MP » Central Government » 24dash.com

DWP plotting 'secret' universal credit plans - Labour MP » Central Government » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A Labour MP has claimed that the government is "keeping under wraps" plans to make people who lose their jobs wait five weeks before they get any benefit payment under universal credit.
Michael Meacher, MP for Oldham West and Royton, says the plans ...
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Views on life, the universe and everything...from a middle aged perspective
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64% more sleep on London streets due to coalition neglect

64% more sleep on London streets due to coalition neglect | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Grant Shapps the Conservative Party Chair used to be the minister for housing and in 2009 when shadow minister in opposition constantly attacked the numbers of rough sleepers in London that Labour ...
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More Colleges Expanding Programs For Students On Autism Spectrum

Planning a route, getting gas and changing a flat tire don’t sound challenging to most young adults, but for students on the autism spectrum at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL, it was one of the greatest tests of their independence. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a group of [...]
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Coalition releasing sex offenders without treatment | Left Foot Forward

Coalition releasing sex offenders without treatment | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It's time that the Conservative justice secretary stopped trying to justify the oversight and started looking at ways to correct it.
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More protests across the UK taking place this weekend - details (#Gaza #Israel #UK #GazaUnderAttack)

More protests across the UK taking place this weekend - details (#Gaza #Israel #UK #GazaUnderAttack) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More protests are scheduled across the UK this coming weekend. FRIDAY 1st AUGUST Liverpool 8.30am  outside the Liverpool Town Hall for what is likely to be a short demonstration. The aim is to pers...
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Official figures reveal rising violence in prisons in England and Wales

Official figures reveal rising violence in prisons in England and Wales | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministry of Justice figures show serious assaults in year to March up by 30% and number of suicides at highest level since 2005
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Gaza needs the world’s help

Gaza needs the world’s help | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sami Abdel-Shafi: The Gaza strip is now unlivable. For the sake of humanity, the international community must require Israel to end this disaster
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The reality of the governments welfare reform

The reality of the governments welfare reform | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Reposted from the IndependentIt's 20 June, 2013. A 38-year-old man, distressed, emaciated, depleted from chemotherapy, dishevelled from sleeping rough, walks out of Islington council offices on Upp...
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Confirmed - The FULL Impact of Cuts Disabled People Face

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Confirmed - The FULL Impact of Cuts Disabled People Face | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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House of Lords criticises right-to-be-forgotten laws as 'unworkable and wrong in principle'

House of Lords criticises right-to-be-forgotten laws as 'unworkable and wrong in principle' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
So-called ‘right to be forgotten’ legislation introduced by the European Court of Justice has been described by the House of Lords as both unworkable and undesirable in a new report.
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Patients receiving 'second choice' drugs because of supply shortages

Patients receiving 'second choice' drugs because of supply shortages | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nine out of 10 GP forced to write prescriptions for alternatives to common medicines harming patients' treatment
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Three in 10 Conservative voters would prefer Ukip coalition in 2015 – poll

Three in 10 Conservative voters would prefer Ukip coalition in 2015 – poll | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tory support for Ukip pact narrowly trails that for another deal with Lib Dems in event of hung parliament next year
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London Assembly report calls for action as rough sleepers rise 23% » Housing » 24dash.com

London Assembly report calls for action as rough sleepers rise 23% » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
With the latest figures showing 2,455 people slept rough in the capital between April and June 2014 – a rise of 23% on the same period in 2013 - the London Assembly All-Party Housing Committee has published its report on tackling rough sleeping...
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Tories and Lib Dems engineer fastest fall in wages since Victorian times

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); David Cameron must be so proud. He wanted a return to the Victorian era and that is exactly what he has achieved. Wages have nosedived, meaning th...
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"Sometimes you get angels" - what a good support worker looks like

"Sometimes you get angels" - what a good support worker looks like | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Many years ago a friend of mine said “Sometimes you get angels”. She was referring to those people who come into your life and support your kids. People who just get it – people who go the extra mi...
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Meet Paul Singer: the greedy capital vulture forcing whole nations into poverty

Meet Paul Singer: the greedy capital vulture forcing whole nations into poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the world today) The fact you've probably never heard of Paul Singer says a lot about the way the world is run today. Whole nations have been driven into poverty by Mr Singer and...
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In a city as wealthy as London, no one should be sleeping rough | Left Foot Forward

In a city as wealthy as London, no one should be sleeping rough | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In a city as wealthy as London, no one should be sleeping rough.
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'The world stands disgraced' - Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15

'The world stands disgraced' - Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said the shelling of the Gaza school was a "serious violation of international law"
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Parliament failing to represent UK's ethnic diversity

Parliament failing to represent UK's ethnic diversity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Commons needs 117 black and minority ethnic MPs to reflect population, but only 27 are not white
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The Guardian’s view on the killing of children in Gaza

The Guardian’s view on the killing of children in Gaza | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Editorial: We need a settlement that will mean no repeat of this Gaza operation. A ceasefire is urgent but will fall apart without a broader agreement
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Cabinet Office grant to Big Society charity questioned

Cabinet Office grant to Big Society charity questioned | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A senior political adviser to David Cameron arranged a meeting in Downing Street to garner support for a charity accused of squandering £2.5m of public funds, The Independent has learnt.
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