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Hernia patient left suicidal after disability benefits cut

Hernia patient left suicidal after disability benefits cut | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A woman awaiting colostomy reversal surgery following the removal of her bowel and intestines says she is has been left suicidal after her benefits were cut by £65 in the recent shake up of...
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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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The Tories attack Miliband because they’ve got no decent policies

The Tories attack Miliband because they’ve got no decent policies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Originally posted on LabourList As the 2015 general election approaches, it is becoming more obvious by the day what the Tory strategy is: there are no new ideas, policies will continue much as the...
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Case Of David Clapson Sparks Calls For National Inquiry

Case Of David Clapson Sparks Calls For National Inquiry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Some have asked if this would have happened if David Clapson had not been a former soldier. I, however, see this as a very small piece of progress. I'm always grateful for progress, whatever the re...
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A distillation of thoughts on Tory policies aimed at the vulnerable

A distillation of thoughts on Tory policies aimed at the vulnerable | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government policies are expressed political intentions, regarding how our society is organised and governed. They have calculated socio-economic aims and consequences. None of the policies that thi...
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Hand hospitals over to their staff, says Francis Maude

Hand hospitals over to their staff, says Francis Maude | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cabinet office minister believes NHS services should increasingly be run as mutuals and taken out of public hands
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Despite the economic recovery, communities will not be easy to repair

Despite the economic recovery, communities will not be easy to repair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tom Clark: Landing a new job that has scant security is not going to undo the damage to individuals who were suddenly thrown on the scrapheap, or the breakdown in community life that resulted
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The Sun hit by criticism after 'Satan boy' article

The Sun hit by criticism after 'Satan boy' article | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Outrage greets tabloid's front-page story that shows pictures and names infant with apparent emblem of Lucifer on his chest
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Give the public a say before selling off the NHS, demands Burnham

Give the public a say before selling off the NHS, demands Burnham | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This guy has been impressive from the get-go: Today (Tuesday) Andy Burnham will call on the Coalition to put its plans for further NHS privatisation on hold until there is clear evidence that the p...
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Media Concentration: a crisis of democracy | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Media Concentration: a crisis of democracy | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In the UK, a free press is seen as one of the hallmarks of a liberal democracy. However, while the press may be seen to act as a check on legislative authority,
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5 things you need to know about the UK economy's full 'recovery'

5 things you need to know about the UK economy's full 'recovery' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
You know you should have tried to understand it but meh.. just too many acronym's, graphs and men with overlarge glasses.
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Killed by benefits cuts: Starving soldier died 'as result of Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reform'

Killed by benefits cuts: Starving soldier died 'as result of Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reform' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Diabetic David Clapson, 59, died with just £3.44 left in his account after his Jobseeker’s Allowance was axed because he missed an appointment
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NHS tax is floated by Liberal Democrats to fill £30bn hole

NHS tax is floated by Liberal Democrats to fill £30bn hole | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The policy could form one point of future agreement for a coalition with Labour
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Justice For Harry Procko

Justice For Harry Procko | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
HEALTH chiefs are looking into the death of a four-year-old autistic boy who died just days after going to hospital with a suspected tummy bug. Harry Procko's parents took him to the GP when he sta...
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Unemployed? Don't go to your local jobcentre

Unemployed? Don't go to your local jobcentre | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Martin Bright: Jobcentres have failed young people abysmally. This redundant service should be replaced by effective local job brokerages
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Unemployed? Don't go to your local jobcentre

Unemployed? Don't go to your local jobcentre | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Martin Bright: Jobcentres have failed young people abysmally. This redundant service should be replaced by effective local job brokerages
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Battling hostile management, Ritzy workers inspire low-paid workers across the UK | Left Foot Forward

Battling hostile management, Ritzy workers inspire low-paid workers across the UK | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
At least some young workers are starting to realise that they won’t get paid what they're entitled to without a fight.
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I was ill with hunger, went to prison for stealing food and became homeless

I was ill with hunger, went to prison for stealing food and became homeless | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Welfare expert Matthew Oakley should have spoken to me. I could have told him all about benefits sanctions, says Darren Head
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ActionAid UK | Act now: Call for an end to the violence in Gaza

ActionAid UK | Act now: Call for an end to the violence in Gaza | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Call for an end to the violence in Gaza and across Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, take action today.
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NHS deterioration under coalition is putting lives at risk, says Labour

NHS deterioration under coalition is putting lives at risk, says Labour | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham says reforms have led to structural confusion and creeping privatisation
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The Sun: preparing its readership for NHS privatisation | Left Foot Forward

The Sun: preparing its readership for NHS privatisation | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The NHS is in 'crisis', according to today's Sun. But is it really? Or at least, is it in the way the Sun is arguing?
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The government refuse to carry out a cumulative impact assessment of welfare "reforms". Again.

The government refuse to carry out a cumulative impact assessment of welfare "reforms". Again. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Government has consistently stated its belief that "modelling difficulties" prevented the production of a cumulative impact assessment of welfare reform which is sufficiently robust to be publi...
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Wirral's Labour Council and bedroom tax sophistry

Wirral's Labour Council and bedroom tax sophistry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Labour run Wirral Council is patting itself on the back in the local newspaper the Liverpool Echo tonight for finding £75,000 to help the most deserving bedroom tax cases. This is the same coun...
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Tory spending cuts leaving children with nowhere to play as parks fall into disrepair

Tory spending cuts leaving children with nowhere to play as parks fall into disrepair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Campaigners launch a Save Our Parks petition and ask for a national inquiry after £60million has been axed from the park budgets since 2010
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RIP David Clapson, Another Man 'Helped' To Death By Iain Duncan Smith

RIP David Clapson, Another Man 'Helped' To Death By Iain Duncan Smith | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When Funghi, the unemployed alcoholic  featured in the recent Benefits Street television series, disclosed that he had been abused as a child, most of those condemning him on twitter did not even b...
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Independent Extra Costs Commission launched today

Independent Extra Costs Commission launched today | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A press release from Scope: Today marks the launch of a year-long independent inquiry. It will explore the extra costs that disabled people and families with disabled children face in England and W...
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The girls' construction toy taking America by storm - Telegraph

The girls' construction toy taking America by storm - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
GoldieBlox founder Debbie Sterling is trying to quash gender norms
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