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Petition: Amend PIP rules so that mentally disabled adults can get a Blue parking Badge

Petition: Amend PIP rules so that mentally disabled adults can get a Blue parking Badge | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Currently rules on personal independence payments mean that mobility points, which allow people to access a Blue Badge for disabled parking, are allocated on a physical capacity to walk only not mental impairment.
This is demonstrably unrealistic & impacts both people with disabilities and carers.
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John McDonnell: ‘The government could collapse at any time. We’ve got to divide and demoralise them’

John McDonnell: ‘The government could collapse at any time. We’ve got to divide and demoralise them’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour’s shadow chancellor is a lifelong radical, a confirmed eurosceptic and an ardent critic of austerity. Now he is ready to seize power from the ‘incompetent’ Tories
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Blind voters unable to vote secretly and independently at election, says survey

Blind voters unable to vote secretly and independently at election, says survey | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Only one in four blind and partially-sighted people who voted in June’s general election was able to do so independently and in secret, according to a new report. The disability charity RNIB said i…
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PR industry ‘needs to confront failure to employ disabled people’

PR industry ‘needs to confront failure to employ disabled people’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The public relations (PR) sector needs to confront its failings over the employment of disabled people, according to new research by an industry insider. One UK PR company with more than 300 employ…
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Minister told ‘alarm bells are ringing’ over disability hate crime

Minister told ‘alarm bells are ringing’ over disability hate crime | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled campaigners have written to a government minister to warn him that “alarm bells are ringing” over the “massive discrepancies and inconsistencies” in the way the criminal justice system dea…
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Tackle education, career stereotypes and flexible working to close pay gap, says EHRC

Tackle education, career stereotypes and flexible working to close pay gap, says EHRC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The equality watchdog has called for action to improve the education of disabled pupils, tackle career stereotypes and improve the availability of flexible working, in order to close the gap in ave…
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Bus industry set to face fresh legal action over access to wheelchair space

Bus industry set to face fresh legal action over access to wheelchair space | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The bus industry is facing fresh legal action over its failure to ensure disabled people have access to the designated wheelchair spaces on buses, six months after a Supreme Court judgment that cam…
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‘My picture is proof that healthcare professionals lie in benefit assessments’

‘My picture is proof that healthcare professionals lie in benefit assessments’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A furious disability benefit claimant has produced what she says is the clearest evidence yet that healthcare professionals working for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are writing dishon…
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St Helens hospitals ranked 'best in country' by patients

St Helens hospitals ranked 'best in country' by patients | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
ST HELENS and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs St Helens and Whiston hospitals, has been ranked as the best acute NHS trust in…
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David Cameron’s legacy is soaring child poverty – with worse to come | Frances Ryan

David Cameron’s legacy is soaring child poverty – with worse to come | Frances Ryan | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The architects of austerity do not suffer the consequences of their cruel policies says Frances Ryan, who writes the Guardian’s Hardworking Britain series
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Labour MP to push for action on widespread claims of PIP assessment lies

Labour MP to push for action on widespread claims of PIP assessment lies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A Labour MP is to push for a Commons debate on evidence of widespread dishonesty among healthcare professionals who assess disabled people for the government’s new personal independence payment (PI…
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DPO plans court vigil as it intervenes in ‘hugely significant’ Care Act case

DPO plans court vigil as it intervenes in ‘hugely significant’ Care Act case | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled people’s organisation (DPO) has intervened in a “hugely significant” court of appeal hearing that is set to decide how far the government’s Care Act protects disabled people’s independen…
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The Tories have quietly doubled the number of NHS properties they're selling off

The Tories have quietly doubled the number of NHS properties they're selling off | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Dozens of the properties up for sale are still being used for medical care
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Urgent: Takes two seconds to share missing boy aged three and 18 month-old missing with their dad — Police Hour

Urgent: Takes two seconds to share missing boy aged three and 18 month-old missing with their dad — Police Hour | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Please help share the faces of this boy and girl as far as possible in hope that they are found safe and well. Police and family are extremely concerned for the welfare of a dad and his two small children. It is completely out of character for their father to go missing, and there is…
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Stephen Hawking blames Tory politicians for damaging NHS

Stephen Hawking blames Tory politicians for damaging NHS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Who do we trust/believe? @Jeremy_Hunt or World renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking @TheScientist_SH hands-down it's Hawking for me!
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Chaos in court as David Cameron's former Tory council is accused of breaking the law [VIDEO] | The Canary

Chaos in court as David Cameron's former Tory council is accused of breaking the law [VIDEO] | The Canary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Former Kensington Council leader Paget-Brown forms consultancy to work with local authorities

Former Kensington Council leader Paget-Brown forms consultancy to work with local authorities | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Former Kensington Council leader Paget-Brown forms consultancy to work with local authorities. From PR Week
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Airports branded ‘poor’ on access over lack of consultation with disabled passengers

Airports branded ‘poor’ on access over lack of consultation with disabled passengers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One of the largest airports in the country has been branded one of the worst for accessibility, after it failed to consult with disabled people about how it could improve its services. Manchester A…
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DWP breaks promise to stop harassing child abuse victim in run-up to trial

DWP breaks promise to stop harassing child abuse victim in run-up to trial | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has broken its promises not to harass a traumatised benefit claimant while he waits to give vital evidence in a child abuse trial. Last year, DWP publicly…
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Charity car wash to raise money for group who host events for children with disabilities

Charity car wash to raise money for group who host events for children with disabilities | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

A MUM whose nine-year-old son has special needs is holding a charity car wash event to raise money for a charity which has boosted his confidence…
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China and India may be on a path to war

China and India may be on a path to war | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Put two major powers next to each other and they’re bound to bump heads from time to time
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Lost Girl ‘Penetrated in Every Single Orifice’ During Alleged Gang Rape, Court Hears

Lost Girl ‘Penetrated in Every Single Orifice’ During Alleged Gang Rape, Court Hears | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A jury in Canterbury Crown Court has been told a lost 16-year-old was “passed around like an entertainment device” by four Afghani-origin men after asking for directions at a kebab shop in Ramsgate, Kent. In his closing speech, prosecutor Simon Taylor alleged that Tamin Rahani, 37, Shershah Muslimyar, 20, Rafiullah Hamidy, 24, and a 16-year-old [...]
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DWP ‘is using lost benefit assessment letters to cut spending’

DWP ‘is using lost benefit assessment letters to cut spending’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is using lost appointment letters for face-to-face assessments as an excuse for turning down disabled people’s benefit claims, to help it cut spending on …
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Recordings prove PIP report ignored near-fatal attacks, overdoses and blackouts

Recordings prove PIP report ignored near-fatal attacks, overdoses and blackouts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A nurse failed to mention a disabled woman’s near-fatal asthma attacks, accidental overdoses and repeated blackouts, in one of the clearest examples yet of a dishonest benefits assessment report, s…
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Police and ambulances at hotel in Salford after "horrific" screams heard

Police and ambulances at hotel in Salford after "horrific" screams heard | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Officers are on the scene with one report of a woman "with blood on her"
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