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Schools Censor Student Bloggers – Police Called on Young People for Speaking Out

Schools Censor Student Bloggers – Police Called on Young People for Speaking Out | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A student of Hampstead School in London was stunned to find himself at the centre of police action after his Head Teacher took exception to criticism of his leadership online.  This story speaks lo...
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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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Media Concentration: a crisis of democracy | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Media Concentration: a crisis of democracy | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In the UK, a free press is seen as one of the hallmarks of a liberal democracy. However, while the press may be seen to act as a check on legislative authority,
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5 things you need to know about the UK economy's full 'recovery'

5 things you need to know about the UK economy's full 'recovery' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
You know you should have tried to understand it but meh.. just too many acronym's, graphs and men with overlarge glasses.
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Killed by benefits cuts: Starving soldier died 'as result of Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reform'

Killed by benefits cuts: Starving soldier died 'as result of Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reform' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Diabetic David Clapson, 59, died with just £3.44 left in his account after his Jobseeker’s Allowance was axed because he missed an appointment
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NHS tax is floated by Liberal Democrats to fill £30bn hole

NHS tax is floated by Liberal Democrats to fill £30bn hole | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The policy could form one point of future agreement for a coalition with Labour
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Justice For Harry Procko

Justice For Harry Procko | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
HEALTH chiefs are looking into the death of a four-year-old autistic boy who died just days after going to hospital with a suspected tummy bug. Harry Procko's parents took him to the GP when he sta...
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Disability, long-term conditions and poverty

Disability, long-term conditions and poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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#Israel is not my birthright (#Gaza #MiddleEast #USA)

#Israel is not my birthright (#Gaza #MiddleEast #USA) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
By Shira Lipkin via Salon, I’m writing this in my new baby niece’s room. I am here in Florida visiting my family because of this niece, this tiny pudgy innocent baby. We are Jewish, and it’s time f...
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Welfare reform and the "jobs miracle"

Welfare reform and the "jobs miracle" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Reposted from the National Institute of Economic & Social ResearchNow, we all know how IDS and Gidiot love their stats, maybe they should read this ...The recent performance of the UK labour ma...
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Inspirational boy, 8, carries disabled younger brother through gruelling triathlon

Inspirational boy, 8, carries disabled younger brother through gruelling triathlon | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Little Lucas Aldrich, 6, is unable to walk, talk or eat by himself, but he completed a triathlon thanks to the strength and love of his big brother, Noah
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Unemployed dad desperate for work hanged himself because of the pressure of relentless job interviews

Unemployed dad desperate for work hanged himself because of the pressure of relentless job interviews | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Stuart Holley, 23, was found hanged at home by his grandmother after going through a series of job interviews which made him "very anxious"
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: DWP Admit Knowing They Would Cause Harm

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: DWP Admit Knowing They Would Cause Harm | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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200 strangers prevent bailiffs from seizing cancer sufferer's house

200 strangers prevent bailiffs from seizing cancer sufferer's house | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This might just restore your faith in humanity.
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The government refuse to carry out a cumulative impact assessment of welfare "reforms". Again.

The government refuse to carry out a cumulative impact assessment of welfare "reforms". Again. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Government has consistently stated its belief that "modelling difficulties" prevented the production of a cumulative impact assessment of welfare reform which is sufficiently robust to be publi...
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Wirral's Labour Council and bedroom tax sophistry

Wirral's Labour Council and bedroom tax sophistry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Labour run Wirral Council is patting itself on the back in the local newspaper the Liverpool Echo tonight for finding £75,000 to help the most deserving bedroom tax cases. This is the same coun...
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Tory spending cuts leaving children with nowhere to play as parks fall into disrepair

Tory spending cuts leaving children with nowhere to play as parks fall into disrepair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Campaigners launch a Save Our Parks petition and ask for a national inquiry after £60million has been axed from the park budgets since 2010
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RIP David Clapson, Another Man 'Helped' To Death By Iain Duncan Smith

RIP David Clapson, Another Man 'Helped' To Death By Iain Duncan Smith | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When Funghi, the unemployed alcoholic  featured in the recent Benefits Street television series, disclosed that he had been abused as a child, most of those condemning him on twitter did not even b...
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Independent Extra Costs Commission launched today

Independent Extra Costs Commission launched today | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A press release from Scope: Today marks the launch of a year-long independent inquiry. It will explore the extra costs that disabled people and families with disabled children face in England and W...
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The girls' construction toy taking America by storm - Telegraph

The girls' construction toy taking America by storm - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
GoldieBlox founder Debbie Sterling is trying to quash gender norms
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My Bedroom Tax Story

My Bedroom Tax Story | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I'm just a bloke living in a small village in Pembrokeshire, west Wales who was minding my own business, living with my wife, Sue, and my step-grandson, Warren Todd. So already you can see that its...
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Jobs for the boys - and a possible conflict of interest - in new government contract

Jobs for the boys - and a possible conflict of interest - in new government contract | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Coalition government has named the company that is to carry out its new programme to discourage people from claiming incapacity benefits - and, like all Coalition decisions, it is a disaster. T...
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Disabled people pay £550 'penalty' each month

Disabled people pay £550 'penalty' each month | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A commission has been launched into why disabled adults spend around £36bn a year on extra costs due to their disability.

It comes after new research conducted with ITV News found people pay a "financial penalty" of an average £550 per month when it comes to living costs.

The study from Scope suggests one in ten people with a disability pay £1,000 extra per month.

The organisation's Priced Out report also found that disabled people:
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Autistic man can barely speak a full sentence - but has the voice of an angel

Autistic man can barely speak a full sentence - but has the voice of an angel | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Not only can Martin Finn perform pop songs pitch-perfect, but he mimics many artists as he takes part in concerts across Britain, bringing audiences to tears
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Quadriplegic man's CCTV nabs heartless doorstep thief

Quadriplegic man's CCTV nabs heartless doorstep thief | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A heartless thief may have thought it was the easiest crime he would ever commit when he stole shopping bags delivered to a quadriplegic man's doorstep.
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Judge 'falls asleep' in court, forcing rape trial collapse

Judge 'falls asleep' in court, forcing rape trial collapse | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A judge has been accused of falling asleep during the testimony of a young witness, causing the collapse of a rape and sexual assault case.
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Exclusive: Cameron’s Big Society in tatters as charity watchdog launches investigation into claims of Government funding misuse

Exclusive: Cameron’s Big Society in tatters as charity watchdog launches investigation into claims of Government funding misuse | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron’s flagship Big Society Network is being investigated by the Charity Commission over allegations that it misused government funding and made inappropriate payments to its directors – including a Tory donor.
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