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So-called disability consultant Simon Stevens dropped by charity for being 'offensive'

So-called disability consultant Simon Stevens dropped by charity for being 'offensive' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(it's not satire - it's Simon Stevens!) So-called disability 'activist' and 'consultant' Simon Stevens - who recently wrote an article for the Huffington Post praising ATOS while conveniently forge...
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Sophie Jones smear test: Tragic case is yet another sign cervical cancer smear test should be open to under-25s

Sophie Jones smear test: Tragic case is yet another sign cervical cancer smear test should be open to under-25s | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The vast majority of cervical cancers are down to infections with the papilloma virus (HPV) that a teenager or a young woman will catch from sexual intercourse
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Pensioners given 'death date' by Government to help budget

Pensioners given 'death date' by Government to help budget | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
People approaching retirement will be told when they should expect to die, the ConDems have announced. The shock move is designed to stop OAPs blowing their savings when they still have years to live
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Effects of Fibromyalgia on Brain Function | Health Matters Today

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Powerful Step Inside MS Exhibition to take place at Hamilton Town House Library

Powerful Step Inside MS Exhibition to take place at Hamilton Town House Library | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE launch of Step Inside MS which takes place on Thursday April 17 at 6pm, will give members of the public a unique insight into multiple sclerosis.
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Esther McVey tweets during Hillsborough disaster memorial service to attack local Labour party

Esther McVey tweets during Hillsborough disaster memorial service to attack local Labour party | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tory MP Esther McVey tweeted
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DWP Block Report To Cover Up Work Programme Shambles

DWP Block Report To Cover Up Work Programme Shambles | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The DWP are refusing to release an evaluation of the floundering £6 billion pound Work Programme despite the report having recently featured on Channel 4 news. The evaluation is believed to be crit...
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Vital Disabled Student Support to be Cut. Save DSA!

Vital Disabled Student Support to be Cut. Save DSA! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cross-posted from Sarah Campbell, Rolling with the Punches Spread the word. Tell your MP. Write blogs. Let people know what is happening. We must try to stop this. You can write to your MP online h...
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Inflation drop doesn't mean wages will rise

Inflation drop doesn't mean wages will rise | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Why are the mainstream media so keen to make you think falling inflation means your wages will rise? There is absolutely no indication that this will happen. If you are lucky, and the drop in infla...
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Bedroom tax: Court fees for rent arrears eviction cases to rise by 150% » Housing » 24dash.com

Bedroom tax: Court fees for rent arrears eviction cases to rise by 150% » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Social housing tenants evicted from their home due to rent arrears are set to be hit by a 150% increase in court fees.
The standard county court fee for a rent arrears possession case will rise from £100 to £250 from 22 April.
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Social worry over tech-savvy young

Social worry over tech-savvy young | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of young children can use tablet computers and smartphones but are unable to play with building blocks or socialise with others, it has been suggested.
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REVEALED Tory mayor who labelled disabled 'mongols' previously rapped for poor behaviour

REVEALED Tory mayor who labelled disabled 'mongols' previously rapped for poor behaviour | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A TORY mayor with a history of inappropriate behaviour has resigned after he branded adults with disabilities and learning difficulties as "mongols".
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Merseyside MP Esther Mcvey sends a political tweet during the Hillsborough service

Merseyside MP Esther Mcvey sends a political tweet during the Hillsborough service | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Tories!) Tory front bench MP Esther Mcvey obviously wasn't watching the Hillsborough memorial service. Because she sent a political tweet attacking Labour right bang in the m...
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SOPHIES CHOICE ,smear test lowered to 16 - e-petitions

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Tories' £570million housing scheme builds just 47 affordable homes in THREE YEARS

Tories' £570million housing scheme builds just 47 affordable homes in THREE YEARS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron claimed two years ago that his “Get Britain Building” project would see 16,000 new homes built and tens of thousands of new jobs created
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Tory councillor pointed gun at neighbour in row over pet cat

Tory councillor pointed gun at neighbour in row over pet cat | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Missing Malaysia Airlines flight live: Malaysian Government accused of hiding information on vanished jet

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight live: Malaysian Government accused of hiding information on vanished jet | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, 66, said it was impossible that the Boeing 777 would not have been tracked by Malaysia’s radar system after it changed course
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Wirral MP Esther McVey in social media storm after sending out party-political tweet during Hillsborough service

Wirral MP Esther McVey in social media storm after sending out party-political tweet during Hillsborough service | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ms McVey took to Twitter to attack Wirral Labour Party as Andy Burnham delivered heartfelt speech at Anfield
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Virgin Give The Game Away: Unpaid Worker Schemes Bring Corporate And Commercial Opportunities

Virgin Give The Game Away: Unpaid Worker Schemes Bring Corporate And Commercial Opportunities | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Virgin Media are the latest company to sacrifice their public image to benefit from unpaid workers on Government schemes.  According to the company, employing young people on Traineeships and payin...
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Why Falling Unemployment Can Be Bad News For Everyone

Why Falling Unemployment Can Be Bad News For Everyone | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More people are in work than ever before claim the DWP triumphantly as the unemployment figures show another huge rise in self-employment.  Whether these people are making any money, or whether the...
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Austerity, socio-economic entropy and being conservative with the truth

Austerity, socio-economic entropy and being conservative with the truth | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The coalition have a track record of lying and trying to mislead the public. David Cameron has now been rebuked several times for making false claims: on NHS spending, the rising national debt and ...
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New BBC series shows the increasing difficulties in caring for older people

New BBC series shows the increasing difficulties in caring for older people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Protecting our Parents reveals multiple issues with the fragmented systems of health and social care
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Boys’ club Britain: UK is the 'world’s most sexist country'

Boys’ club Britain: UK is the 'world’s most sexist country' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A sexist ‘boys’ club’ culture is rife in Britain, a senior United Nations official said today.
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UK Job Market 'Unstable' After Self-Employment Surge, Warns TUC

UK Job Market 'Unstable' After Self-Employment Surge, Warns TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The surge in Britons finding jobs is actually down to a big boost in self-employment, with pensioners, part-time workers and "odd-jobbers" becoming the fastest growing groups of the UK's new freelance workforce. According to analysis from the Trades Union Congress (TUC), self-employment has accounted for 44% of all employment growth since May 2010. This is despite the fact that self-employment is a relatively small part of the UK jobs market. "While some choose to be self-employed, many people are forced into it because there is no alternative work," said Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the TUC.
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Winning the war on benefits: 40,000 families have had handouts cut, says Iain Duncan Smith

Winning the war on benefits: 40,000 families have had handouts cut, says Iain Duncan Smith | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
NEARLY 40,000 households have seen their benefits cut so far, as the curtain falls on Britain’s welfare bonanza.
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Smaller gas and electricity firms' price war brings cheaper energy bills

Smaller gas and electricity firms' price war brings cheaper energy bills | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
First Utility launches what is claimed to be lowest one-year fixed-price joint tariff, undercutting Ovo's deal of under £1,000
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