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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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Government's fuel poverty proposals slammed | News | Inside Housing

The government has been slammed by campaigners over plans announced today to target fuel poverty.
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Employment and Support Allowance needs fundamental redesign, say MPs

The latest PIP, ESA and DLA news
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Government-commissioned report slams DWP over impact of sanctions | News | Inside Housing

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) must do more to tackle the issue of sanctions triggering a stop in housing benefit payments, according to a report published today.
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Court orders DWP to name and shame workfare exploiters

Court orders DWP to name and shame workfare exploiters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Posted on 22/07/2014 by www.refuted.org.ukView full decision: “The DECISION of the Upper Tribunal is to dismiss the [DWP] appeals” as a PDF) and the full history of one of the FOI request’s of 25 ...
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Teenagers who 'sext' each other could land themselves on sex offenders' register

Teenagers who 'sext' each other could land themselves on sex offenders' register | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Police have warned teenagers of the risks that sending self-generated explicit images to each other in messages, known as 'sexting', can pose to their safety, with the possibility they could wind up on the sex offenders' register.
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IDS Finds Poor Hit Hardest By His Benefit-Stripping Decisions

IDS Finds Poor Hit Hardest By His Benefit-Stripping Decisions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith's benefit sanctions are poorly understood and hit "vulnerable" jobseekers the hardest, a report commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions has found. Duncan Smith's sanctions, under which a jobseeker can autom...
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1million in Passport Office panic over document delays

1million in Passport Office panic over document delays | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Passport Office fielded almost a million more calls than in the same period last year
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Tory child abuse whistleblower: 'Margaret Thatcher knew all about underage sex ring among ministers'

Tory child abuse whistleblower: 'Margaret Thatcher knew all about underage sex ring among ministers' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Former activist Anthony Gilberthorpe says he sent Thatcher a 40-page dossier in 1989 accusing Cabinet members of abusing underage boys
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Social Housing and branding - Never knowingly sold anyone?

Social Housing and branding - Never knowingly sold anyone? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A flurry of very good articles about social housing as a brand have appeared in the last day or so and not before time. Unlike the John Lewis Partnership strapline of Never Knowingly Undersold, soc...
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Public sector pay – did the government massage the statistics to make its case? | Left Foot Forward

Public sector pay – did the government massage the statistics to make its case? | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Using a statistical sleight of hand, the government is trying to disguise the full horror of what's happening to public sector pay.
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Slave #Britain: UK definition of terrorism 'could catch political journalists and bloggers' (#UK #politics #bigbrother #gchq #law)

Slave #Britain: UK definition of terrorism 'could catch political journalists and bloggers' (#UK #politics #bigbrother #gchq #law) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The following article is from The Guardian’s home affairs editor, Alan Travis. Terror law watchdog says police and prosecutors have exceptional powers that must be confined to 'their proper purpose...
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How much independence should children have?

How much independence should children have? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It is the same story every summer. Surveys are issued and articles are published decrying the dramatic decline of children playing outdoors.
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Two MPs to sue government over data law 'stitch-up'

Two MPs to sue government over data law 'stitch-up' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Reposted from Channel 4 news Two MPs, Tom Watson and David Davis, are to sue the government for introducing "ridiculous" emergency legislation allowing police and security services access to people...
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Employment and Support Allowance needs fundamental redesign, say MPs - News from Parliament

Employment and Support Allowance needs fundamental redesign, say MPs - News from Parliament | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Work and Pensions Committee publishes its report on Employment Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessments
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Invest in housing like transport and energy infrastructure, says report | News | Inside Housing

Problems with housing finance could be improved if housing investment was treated more like other key economic infrastructure such as transport, energy and skills, a report by IPPR North has said today.
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Work and Pensions Committee urge Ministers to pay disabled benefits during appeals

Work and Pensions Committee urge Ministers to pay disabled benefits during appeals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sheila Gilmore MP today welcomed a report from the Work and Pensions Select Committee – of which she is a member – that calls on the Government to pay sick and disabled people benefits while they a...
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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Government was last night accused of double standards over arms sales to Russia after it emerged that officials have approved a massive increase in weaponry to be sold to the country to more than £130m.
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Revealed: the VAT loophole driving NHS pharmacy services into hands of private sector

Revealed: the VAT loophole driving NHS pharmacy services into hands of private sector | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lucrative hospital pharmacy services are being sold off to private companies such as Boots and Lloyds because a tax loophole puts the NHS at a huge disadvantage when bidding to keep them publicly operated, it can be revealed.
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Parklife Weekender attack: Police issue pictures of 12 possible witnesses following death of Robert Hart

Parklife Weekender attack: Police issue pictures of 12 possible witnesses following death of Robert Hart | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
He died after being punched unconscious while trying to protect his girlfriend from being constantly whacked with an inflatable toy
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NHS patients awarded £15m payouts for poor care after Tory cuts

NHS patients awarded £15m payouts for poor care after Tory cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shock figures expose the human and financial impact of the Government’s ­decision to axe 5,000 nurses
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The disability housing crisis: disabled people struggling in unfit homes

The disability housing crisis: disabled people struggling in unfit homes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Angela helps her husband wash with a plastic bowl each day because their bathroom sink is too high for his wheelchair. This is actually a better arrangement than their last home. The bungalow they ...
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This is disgusting and there's NO excuse, it's time to stop sending money to other countries until we have taken care of our own!
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University of Birmingham suspends two students for nine months after peaceful protest

University of Birmingham suspends two students for nine months after peaceful protest | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The University of Birmingham has suspended two students for their involvement in a peaceful protest at the university last year.
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Hundreds Of Disabled People Sent On Workfare Every Week, Is Unpaid Work The New Segregation?

Hundreds Of Disabled People Sent On Workfare Every Week, Is Unpaid Work The New Segregation? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The new Minister for Murdering Disabled People, Nick Harper has teamed up with David Cameron this week to boast about huge numbers of disabled people being sent to work without pay, often for profi...
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How much independence should children have?

How much independence should children have? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It is the same story every summer. Surveys are issued and articles are published decrying the dramatic decline of children playing outdoors.
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The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes

The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Carl Havern is a model Big Society citizen. He volunteers for three different causes every week and cares passionately about improving his community. He is also a recovering heroin addict on benefits, who has spent much of the past decade in prison.
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