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Fears as government's Independent Living fund closes - BBC News

Fears as government's Independent Living fund closes - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of disabled people in England face an uncertain future as the Independent Living Fund closes, with responsibility for funding moved to local authorities.
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Doctors accuse government of ignoring Jeremy Hunt vote of no confidence calls

Doctors accuse government of ignoring Jeremy Hunt vote of no confidence calls | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
NHS workers accuse Westminster of using 'misleading' statistics to dismiss seven day working concerns
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Doctor's searing open letter slams the claim Michael Gove couldn't get an X-ray

Doctor's searing open letter slams the claim Michael Gove couldn't get an X-ray | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
What started with the Justice Secretary tripping over a toy has turned into a political row - and consultant Tony Cartwright is not happy
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Tory attack on NHS backfires badly; Hunt and Gove (and Mrs Gove) labelled 'c---s'

Tory attack on NHS backfires badly; Hunt and Gove (and Mrs Gove) labelled 'c---s' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Conservative Party bigwigs seem determined to make fools of themselves, and undermine their own policies, during the summer Parliamentary recess. Already, This Blog has recorded how Priti Patel sin...
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GPs to work in A&Es and mobile care units as NHS England announces eight new 'vanguards'

GPs to work in A&Es and mobile care units as NHS England announces eight new 'vanguards' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Urgent and emergency care ‘vanguards’ will try to reduce A&E pressures
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Sanction threat to health: Duncan Smith replies with lies

Sanction threat to health: Duncan Smith replies with lies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith has responded to the concerns of fellow Catholics over the harmful effects of benefit sanctions on health - by lying to them. Earlier this year, Catholic magazine The Tablet publi...
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Companies paying to escape prosecution for alleged corruption is not right - they must be properly punished

Companies paying to escape prosecution for alleged corruption is not right - they must be properly punished | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thanks to their use elsewhere in the world – and in light of out-of-court settlements negotiated previously by the Serious Fraud Office – we know what a bad Deferred Prosecution Agreement looks like: a settlement that is not in the public interest, in which companies and individuals can buy their way out of real punishment for serious crime.
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Yvette Cooper hits out at 'startlingly retro' Labour leadership campaign

Yvette Cooper hits out at 'startlingly retro' Labour leadership campaign | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Contender for party leadership tells Guardian the campaign risks taking Labour back to 1950s, with women treated as incapable of top jobs
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I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist

I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Who will actually vote for Jeremy Corbyn? Young, naïve, wet-behind-the-ears idealists, of course. New party members who don’t remember the 80s. A class of political newborns, blinking in the light as they emerge into the world of public policy, who fail to understand the issues of the real world and don't know how to shape it. There can't be anything seasoned, wise or even rational about these people. Indeed, to most in the political and journalistic class, the mere thought of voting for Jeremy
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Premier League giants face Lords anger over ‘shambolic’ progress on access

Premier League giants face Lords anger over ‘shambolic’ progress on access | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled peer is to write to broadcasters and sponsors of football’s Premier League to suggest they should withdraw their support if clubs do not do more to improve access for disabled fans.Lord ...
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Fresh evidence that ‘benefit scrounger rhetoric’ is causing hate crime

Fresh evidence that ‘benefit scrounger rhetoric’ is causing hate crime | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Fresh evidence that disabled people are being subjected to disability hate crimes as a result of so-called benefit scrounger rhetoric has emerged from a pioneering survey by a campaigner and author...
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Disabled voters take pioneering legal action over election access

Disabled voters take pioneering legal action over election access | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled campaigner is one of five blind and visually-impaired people taking pioneering legal action against their local councils over the failure to make voting in elections accessible to them.G...
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Labour leadership trio cause fury after late leap onto ILF bandwagon

Labour leadership trio cause fury after late leap onto ILF bandwagon | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled activists have angrily dismissed the attempts of three Labour leadership contenders to win support by suddenly voicing opposition to the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF).They a...
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Andy Burnham promises to table vote of no confidence in Jeremy Hunt

Andy Burnham promises to table vote of no confidence in Jeremy Hunt | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham has promised to move for the vote in response to an online petition
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25th ADA Anniversary

25th ADA Anniversary: Including People with Disabilities in Public Health
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Petition: To debate a vote of no confidence in Health Secretary the Right Hon Jeremy Hunt

Petition: To debate a vote of no confidence in Health Secretary the Right Hon Jeremy Hunt | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jeremy Hunt has alienated the entire workforce of the NHS by threatening to impose a harsh contract and conditions on first consultants and soon the rest of the NHS staff.
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HMRC wins “Missing Woods for Trees” award after cracking down on eBay users rather than eBay itself

HMRC wins “Missing Woods for Trees” award after cracking down on eBay users rather than eBay itself | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
HMRC have scooped the prestigious ‘Missing Woods for the Trees’ award after launching a huge crackdown on people who make money buying and selling on eBay, while simultaneously failing to notice th...
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Mark Steel: Blair's right! The last thing Labour needs is a leader people want to vote for

Mark Steel: Blair's right! The last thing Labour needs is a leader people want to vote for | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
At last sensible Labour politicians are injecting some maturity into the leadership debate. To start with, Tony Blair’s aide John McTernan called anyone who nominated Jeremy Corbyn a “moron”, which is such a refreshing change from the divisive and childish approach of the Left.
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Tory voters living in London 'the most uncooperative people in the UK'

Tory voters living in London 'the most uncooperative people in the UK' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Londoners who voted for the Conservative party in the last election have been found to be the least likely to share and the most uncooperative, according to a new YouGov poll.
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Campaigners dismiss ‘yet another’ mental health deaths review

Campaigners dismiss ‘yet another’ mental health deaths review | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Human rights campaigners have criticised plans for an inquiry that will examine lessons from the deaths of people in mental distress in police custody, because they say the government already knows...
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Equality watchdog trio face tough questions from peers over Equality Act

Equality watchdog trio face tough questions from peers over Equality Act | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The equality watchdog has been forced by a committee of peers to defend its performance on ensuring that disabled people are protected by the Equality Act.Three senior figures from the Equality and...
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Tanni says 10,000 signatures could finally transform wheelchair services

Tanni says 10,000 signatures could finally transform wheelchair services | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled peer has appealed for more than 10,000 people to put their names to a new campaigning charter, in order to pressure health bosses and politicians into improving England’s much-criticised...
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Calls for Green to resign over assisted suicide support

Calls for Green to resign over assisted suicide support | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people have expressed their anger and disappointment at the decision of Labour’s shadow disability minister to back legalising assisted suicide.Some disabled activists have called for Kate...
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Obama admits US gun laws are his 'biggest frustration' - BBC News

Obama admits US gun laws are his 'biggest frustration' - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama tells the BBC his failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" is the greatest frustration of his presidency.
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