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The Ethics of Obeying Orders

The Ethics of Obeying Orders | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
  Amidst the various news stories I came across yesterday were two that caught my attention. The first was a 'note' written by a successful suicide and published by the family because they tho...
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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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Disabled activist ‘is fighting for his life’ as he hands petition to Welsh government

Disabled activist ‘is fighting for his life’ as he hands petition to Welsh government | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled activist has handed in a petition of hundreds of signatures that calls on the Welsh government to reverse its decision to close its version of the Independent Living Fund (ILF). Nathan L…
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Lib Dem conference: ‘Charities have failed and must now allow service-users to be heard’

Lib Dem conference: ‘Charities have failed and must now allow service-users to be heard’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A former care services minister has called for a new social movement that is driven by the views and voices of service-users – rather than the charities that try to speak on their behalf – to push …
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Lib Dem conference: Fresh evidence of PIP lies leads to call for video evidence

Lib Dem conference: Fresh evidence of PIP lies leads to call for video evidence | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats have called for disability benefit assessments to be video-recorded, after their annual conference heard fresh evidence that healthcare professionals were writing dishonest as…
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Lib Dem conference: Universal credit rollout ‘will ruin lives of hundreds of thousands’

Lib Dem conference: Universal credit rollout ‘will ruin lives of hundreds of thousands’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The lives of hundreds of thousands of people will be ruined if the government does not halt its rollout of universal credit, according to a disabled Liberal Democrat MP. Stephen Lloyd, the party’s …
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A female doctor working in Germany warns the World

A female doctor working in Germany warns the World | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
“Yesterday, at the hospital in Germany where I work,we had a meeting about how the influx of muslim immigrants from the middle east is simply unsustainable. Walk in Health Clinics cannot handle emergencies, being overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of serious health emergencies, they are starting to send everything to the hospitals. Many muslims are …
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Labour demands the restoration of legal aid and an enforceable right to justice

Labour demands the restoration of legal aid and an enforceable right to justice | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jeremy Corbyn is to be congratulated for his sense of timing. The day after it was revealed that the Conservative Party has cut legal aid to members of the public by 20 per cent – severely re…
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New expenses scandal as peers pick up £1.2million for simply turning up

New expenses scandal as peers pick up £1.2million for simply turning up | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

According to figures, 115 peers were granted their £300 daily attendance allowance despite not contributing to debates
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Thatto Heath Becomes a Centre of Excellence | IQM

Thatto Heath Becomes a Centre of Excellence | IQM | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thatto Heath Becomes a Centre of Excellence on IQM | Thatto Heath Community Primary School has become the first school in St Helen’s to achieve Centre of…
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Bayer to end non-US sales of Essure, a contested sterilisation implant

Bayer to end non-US sales of Essure, a contested sterilisation implant | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced Monday that it would end non-US sales of Essure, a sterilisation implant that in news reports has been linked to major side effects.
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Should be pulled everywhere, very dangerous!
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Tell us about your experience of claiming disability benefits

Tell us about your experience of claiming disability benefits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Disability Benefits Consortium of over 80 charities and organisations has launched its 2017 Big Benefits Survey, which aims to better understand disabled people's experience of applying for and claiming disability benefits. Take the Big Benefits Survey here  We know that disabled people often struggle to get the financial support they need. We want to…
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Shocking Figures Reveal Over-Stretched NHS Is Spending Millions On Private Ambulances

Shocking Figures Reveal Over-Stretched NHS Is Spending Millions On Private Ambulances | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
'This is a stain on the government's record.'
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Tory legal aid cuts are locking hundreds of thousands of people out of justice

Tory legal aid cuts are locking hundreds of thousands of people out of justice | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Domestic violence victims are among those to suffer after the number of firms offering legal aid fell by 20% in the last five years
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That's been their intention from the start, they removed legal aid then pushed through their welfare reform bill and those most in need no longer had the ability to fight them legally. There's nothing equal about our society, not even close, not only is our infrastructure archaic, how we treat one another in the country is barbaric. The UN has recently demanded an annual UK progress report on correcting ‘grave and systematic violations’ against disabled people, thousands have died and still no cumulative impact assessment, why well they know what it would show, that's why. What I don't understand is why no media outlet has done some investigative reporting and looked into the deaths of our most vulnerable because of these cuts!
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Labour MP told to quit influential post after ‘offensive’ minimum wage call

Labour MP told to quit influential post after ‘offensive’ minimum wage call | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled activists have called for a Labour MP to resign as chair of the Commons work and pensions select committee, after he called for employers to be allowed to pay some disabled people less tha…
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Lib Dem conference: Lamb calls for cross-party solution to social care crisis

Lib Dem conference: Lamb calls for cross-party solution to social care crisis | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats’ shadow health secretary has called on the Conservatives and Labour to work on a cross-party basis to find a solution to the growing social care funding crisis. Norman Lamb sa…
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Lib Dem conference: Disabled MP promises to ‘harry’ and ‘shame’ ministers

Lib Dem conference: Disabled MP promises to ‘harry’ and ‘shame’ ministers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled Liberal Democrat MP has promised to “harry” and “shame” the government in parliament over its “shameful” record on disability rights. Stephen Lloyd, the party’s shadow work and pensions …
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Lib Dem conference: Party votes to bring UN disability convention into UK law

Lib Dem conference: Party votes to bring UN disability convention into UK law | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats have voted to incorporate the UN disability convention into UK law. Party members overwhelmingly passed an emergency motion that noted how the UK government was accused last m…
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Disgraced PIP assessor escapes being struck off

Disgraced PIP assessor escapes being struck off | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disgraced former disability assessor and paramedic has avoided being struck off, despite a tribunal concluding that he made offensive remarks about disabled benefit claimants. Alan Barham was sac…
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Labour-backed report calls for more generous legal aid system

Labour-backed report calls for more generous legal aid system | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Review criticises coalition government’s cuts and calls for new law enshrining right to justice
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'Humiliating' PIP Assessments Carried Out At Luxury Spa Owned By Millionaire Dragon

'Humiliating' PIP Assessments Carried Out At Luxury Spa Owned By Millionaire Dragon | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Disabled people reveal 'humiliation' of being assessed at luxury spas.
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Tory Benefit Reform 'Seriously Undermining' Fight Against Homelessness, Say Councils

Tory Benefit Reform 'Seriously Undermining' Fight Against Homelessness, Say Councils | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It follows a damning report on the same issue just a week ago.
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Failing benefits system leads to ill-health and isolation for disabled people

Failing benefits system leads to ill-health and isolation for disabled people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A benefit designed to support disabled people is making their health worse and leaving them isolated, according to new research from over 80 organisations. In a survey of over 1700 people with long-term conditions including Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and mental health problems, more than three quarters (79%) of respondents said their assessment for Personal…
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Failing benefits system leads to ill-health and isolation for disabled people

Failing benefits system leads to ill-health and isolation for disabled people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A benefit designed to support disabled people is making their health worse and leaving them isolated, according to new research from over 80 organisations. In a survey of over 1700 people with long-term conditions including Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and mental health problems, more than three quarters (79%) of respondents said their assessment for Personal…
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7 Astounding Contradictions In Donald Trump's 'Warmongering' UN Speech Today

7 Astounding Contradictions In Donald Trump's 'Warmongering' UN Speech Today | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
'My thoughts are with the UN interpreters at this difficult time.'
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Terminally-ill cancer patients among hundreds appealing PIP decisions

Terminally-ill cancer patients among hundreds appealing PIP decisions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A Suffolk MP has pledged to take up disability benefit problems with ministers after this newspaper revealed how hundreds of disabled people in the region had been wrongly stripped of money.
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