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Key motion on council funding for constructing new homes passed | News | Inside Housing

Key motion on council funding for constructing new homes passed | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats will support councils pooling borrowing limits to build new homes, after a key motion on the economy was passed today. 
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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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Concerns grow for pregnant 16-year-old Natasha Whelan believed to be with her 30-year-old boyfriend

Concerns grow for pregnant 16-year-old Natasha Whelan believed to be with her 30-year-old boyfriend | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

POLICE have appealed for help tracing a heavily pregnant missing 16-year-old girl who it is believed may be in the company of her 30-year-old…
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We had a safety net for the poor. Now they fall to earth

We had a safety net for the poor. Now they fall to earth | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The coalition government abolished the social fund in 2013. People such as Kirsty and her family now have to fend for themselves in a crisis, writes Guardian columnist Frances Ryan
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North Korea asserts its right to shoot down U.S. bombers

North Korea asserts its right to shoot down U.S. bombers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York the United States has declared war on North Korea, in another ratcheting up of tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons.
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Some television companies say just one per cent of staff are disabled, says Ofcom

Some television companies say just one per cent of staff are disabled, says Ofcom | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As few as one per cent of the employees working for some UK broadcasters have described themselves as disabled people, according to new research by the industry regulator. Ofcom’s Diversity And Equ…
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Four arrested on suspicion of burglary following reports of 'suspicious activity'

Four arrested on suspicion of burglary following reports of 'suspicious activity' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

FOUR men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary following a break-in on Elton Head Road.
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Does the government spend £50 billion a year on disabled people?

Does the government spend £50 billion a year on disabled people? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government spends around £50 billion on benefits which either go wholly or in part to disabled people, people with health conditions and their carers, including housing benefit and income support.
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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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‘Decisions are being taken out of our hands’ – social workers on care cuts

‘Decisions are being taken out of our hands’ – social workers on care cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than two thirds of social workers responding to a survey on care package cuts said they were expected to reduce people's care because of cost pressures
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Leonard Cheshire Disabled Adults Survey Education Section « ComRes

Leonard Cheshire Disabled Adults Survey Education Section « ComRes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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I had chronic fatigue syndrome. The Lightning Process at least offers hope | Vonny Leclerc

I had chronic fatigue syndrome. The Lightning Process at least offers hope | Vonny Leclerc | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The treatment may be controversial but for teenagers whose whole lives are on hold because of CFS, anything that might help is worth trying, says arts journalist and social activist Vonny Leclerc
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A Scandal At The Heart Of Westminster

A Scandal At The Heart Of Westminster | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Don't you just hate it when do-nothing couch potatoes claim thousands of pounds of tax-payers' money, simply because they think they have someho
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More time in prison for Aidan McAteer after an investigation following his social media posts from behind bars

More time in prison for Aidan McAteer after an investigation following his social media posts from behind bars | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

AIDAN McAteer has had more time added onto his sentence for his part in claiming the life of four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens - after he posted…
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REVEALED: Police net 170 wanted suspects in one week - here are 10 others they need to trace

REVEALED: Police net 170 wanted suspects in one week - here are 10 others they need to trace | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

MORE than 170 suspected criminals have been brought into custody following a week of action by Merseyside Police targeting wanted fugitives - and…
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24housing » News » DWP to roll out landlord portal to help associations deal with Universal Credit

24housing » News » DWP to roll out landlord portal to help associations deal with Universal Credit | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
DWP to roll out landlord portal to help associations deal with Universal Credit
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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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