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Jeremy Hunt orders GPs to take charge of out of hours care as row escalates - Telegraph

Jeremy Hunt orders GPs to take charge of out of hours care as row escalates - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Family doctors need to accept that “the buck stops with them” and rediscover the idea of taking responsibility for their patients, the Health Secretary has said.
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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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Neuroinflammation and Chronic Pain Link Established: Authors Call for Treatment Trials - Health Rising

Neuroinflammation and Chronic Pain Link Established: Authors Call for Treatment Trials - Health Rising | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Chronic pain is linked to neuroinflammation in the brain. Researchers call for treatment trials of microglial inhibitors.
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Harriet Harman responds to Sarah Vine’s rape comments

Harriet Harman responds to Sarah Vine’s rape comments | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sarah Vine, Daily Mail columnist and wife of Michael Gove, says drunken women are not without reproach if they are sexually assaulted
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Government slash bedroom tax 'parachute cord' fund for vulnerable families

Government slash bedroom tax 'parachute cord' fund for vulnerable families | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministers are slashing the cash available to help struggling bedroom tax victims, it has been announced.
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Campaign seeks solution to rail access nightmare

A wheelchair-user is campaigning for better access at a train station, so she will no longer have to use an unlit park where she was threatened by a mugger.
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Tories and Labour flunk office access test

Four of the seven leading political parties have backed calls for all MPs to have constituency offices that are accessible to disabled people.
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Ministers change their story again on benefit-related deaths

Ministers change their story again on benefit-related deaths | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministers have admitted releasing yet more inaccurate information about their secret inquiries into the deaths of benefit claimants.
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IDS breaks pledge on waiting-times

IDS breaks pledge on waiting-times | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government ministers have broken their high-profile promise to slash all waiting-times for the new disability benefit to less than four months.
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Theft of disabled blue badges soar by 166 per cent in just 12 months

Theft of disabled blue badges soar by 166 per cent in just 12 months | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Officials believe genuinely disabled people are being prevented from using spaces by fraudsters
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Missing Braydon Fairhurst: Recap as 10-year-old boy found safe and well

Missing Braydon Fairhurst: Recap as 10-year-old boy found safe and well | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
He had last been seen throwing snowballs with friends yesterday
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Save the Independent Living Fund

Save the Independent Living Fund | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Independent Living Fund (ILF) enables nearly 18,000 severely disabled people to live at home with choice and dignity over everyday life instead of being forced into care homes or effectively imprisoned in their own homes. The ILF is efficient and effective - it has run since 1988 and has a 97% satisfaction rate from users.

The Government plans to close the ILF on 30 June and wants cash strapped Local Authorities to administer the unringfenced money instead. However, experts warn that...
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Pressure on Hunt to reveal what he knew about A&E major incident rules row

Pressure on Hunt to reveal what he knew about A&E major incident rules row | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is under pressure to come clean on what he knew about changes to major incident rules at the height of A&E crisis
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Big Society has failed those it promised to help

Big Society has failed those it promised to help | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Despite Cameron's promises we are heading towards a more divided society
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CIH now advising landlords to support Bedroom Tax appeals

CIH now advising landlords to support Bedroom Tax appeals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has produced a guide document called the Practical implications of bedroom tax appeals in which it has (finally!) woken up to bedroom tax challenges and its...
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Looming Staffing Crisis In The NHS As Atos And Maximus Try To Steal All The Nurses

Looming Staffing Crisis In The NHS As Atos And Maximus Try To Steal All The Nurses | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith's brutal and bungled welfare reforms could be set to the plunge the NHS into chaos as nurses and doctors are paid huge sums to carry out benefit-slashing assessments instead of wo...
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Girl with Down's syndrome proves everyone wrong after being told she can't sing

It requires twice the standard energy for 12-year-old Madison to sing. But sing she does
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Tory peer's anti-Labour tweets have 'cast a stain' on Ofcom, says Harriet Harman

Tory peer's anti-Labour tweets have 'cast a stain' on Ofcom, says Harriet Harman | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow culture secretary says integrity of regulator will be undermined unless Lady Noakes steps down over party-political tweets
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High hopes for new card access scheme

A consultancy has launched the first national card designed to ensure that disabled people can let service-providers know their specific access needs.
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Activists claim Lib Dem suicide pledge is 'deadly discrimination'

Activists claim Lib Dem suicide pledge is 'deadly discrimination' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Lib Dems have been accused of “deadly discrimination”, after they failed to pledge their target of “zero suicides” would apply to terminally-ill people.
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Miliband causes chaos with answer on ILF closure

Miliband causes chaos with answer on ILF closure | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour leader Ed Miliband caused chaos this week after he was asked if he would save the Independent Living Fund if Labour won power at May’s election.
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Women with disabilities excluded from domestic abuse law, say campaigners

Women with disabilities excluded from domestic abuse law, say campaigners | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Male carers who can prove they are acting in their partners’ interests would escape punishment under ‘coercive control’ legislation
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UK shoppers upbeat about spending despite wages still being in a rut  

UK shoppers upbeat about spending despite wages still being in a rut   | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Consumer confidence saw a large jump in January in a renewed sign that the economic recovery will continue strongly into 2015.

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Boy battling leukaemia fed by foodbanks after benefits axed

Boy battling leukaemia fed by foodbanks after benefits axed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tommi Miller, now 7, had the all-clear but officials refused to restart payments when the cancer returned to attack his spinal cord, bone marrow and brainstem
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Forget the Greens – if the UK wants a truly leftwing party, it might have to grow its own

Forget the Greens – if the UK wants a truly leftwing party, it might have to grow its own | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: The Greens are rising in popularity but if they are the protest vote for the left, then the left has become a fairly meaningless term
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Woman issues warning over drink spike terror

Woman issues warning over drink spike terror | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A YOUNG woman who believes her drink was spiked during a night out says the experience has left her terrified and scared to leave the house.
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The Tories’ PIP failure has left thousands of disabled people without support

The Tories’ PIP failure has left thousands of disabled people without support | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Statistics show that thousands of disabled people are still waiting over 16 weeks just to get an assessment
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