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Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics

Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones says the mass registration of voters could see political parties take steps to improve the lot of disabled people
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Desperate DWP's last minute appeal against revealing benefit-related deaths

Desperate DWP's last minute appeal against revealing benefit-related deaths | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions has appealed against the ruling compelling it to disclose the number of Incapacity Benefit and ESA claimants who have died between November 2011 and May 2014.  ...
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Sun was ‘crude and discriminatory’ in mocking Brothers, says watchdog

Sun was ‘crude and discriminatory’ in mocking Brothers, says watchdog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Sun newspaper has been told by the press regulator that it was guilty of “discriminatory” and “unacceptable” behaviour when it printed a column mocking a disabled and transgender politician.The...
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Equality watchdog contradicts football’s Premier League over access

Equality watchdog contradicts football’s Premier League over access | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Football’s Premier League has been criticised by disabled fans and the equality watchdog after defending clubs that have failed to provide enough wheelchair-accessible spaces in their grounds.Surve...
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Justice system allows another murderer to escape a hate crime sentence

Justice system allows another murderer to escape a hate crime sentence | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The criminal justice system’s continuing failings on disability hate crime have been highlighted by the sentencing of a brutal murderer, just 24 hours after the publication of a highly-critical new...
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Queen’s speech ‘suggests the worst is yet to come’

Queen’s speech ‘suggests the worst is yet to come’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people should prepare themselves for more cuts and further attacks on their rights over the next five years, disabled campaigners have warned in the wake of this week’s Queen’s speech.The ...
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NICE makes substantial changes to 'bonkers' diabetes guidelines after GP criticism

Exclusive NICE has made ‘substantial’ changes to its draft diabetes guidelines after its initial proposals were described as ‘bonkers’ and threatened to make the institute a ‘laughing stock’.Are NICE guidelines becoming a ‘laughing stock’?
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Cerebral Palsy - Tegan's Story - YouTube

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Important Information: DWP Finally Admits To ESA Sanction Safeguarding Policy

Important Information: DWP Finally Admits To ESA Sanction Safeguarding Policy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sickness benefit claimants with a mental health condition who have been forced to attend the Work Programme should not have their benefits sanctioned without a face to face meeting first the DWP ha...
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David Cameron might find a poker in his bottom

David Cameron might find a poker in his bottom | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Even Plantagenet kings could not govern without the will of the people, says Sunday People political editor Nigel Nelson. David Cameron could learn a thing or two from them
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Criminal justice system still failing on disability hate crime, says report

Criminal justice system still failing on disability hate crime, says report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The criminal justice system has failed yet again to take the action needed to address its failings in dealing with disability hate crime, according to a new report.Two years ago, HM Crown Prosecuti...
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Cameron downgrades minister for disabled people

Cameron downgrades minister for disabled people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The new government has downgraded the importance of the role of the minister for disabled people, just days after winning the general election.The ministerial post had previously been a junior mini...
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DWP in dirty tricks row after abusive comments about disabled ex-MP

DWP in dirty tricks row after abusive comments about disabled ex-MP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is mired in a dirty tricks row after an anonymous comment that mirrored tabloid scrounger rhetoric – and attacked a disabled former Labour MP – was sent f...
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Burnham's anti-welfare stance will lose him my vote

Burnham's anti-welfare stance will lose him my vote | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Will somebody from the Common Sense wing of the Labour Party please stand for the leadership? Today The Guardian is reporting that leadership favourite Andy Burnham has decided to pander to big bus...
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Scattering of remains of Crow’s Figures is ‘a mark in the sand’ on austerity

Scattering of remains of Crow’s Figures is ‘a mark in the sand’ on austerity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled artist-activist has scattered the ground-up remains of 650 clay human figures into the Bristol Channel, in the last stage of a project to demonstrate the real-life impact of austerity.Li...
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BBC set to appoint new disability executive

BBC set to appoint new disability executive | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The BBC is finally set to appoint a senior executive tasked with championing disabled talent and projects, more than 10 months after the new role was announced.The appointment of a disability execu...
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MSP says assisted suicide bill ‘fuelled demonisation of disabled people’

MSP says assisted suicide bill ‘fuelled demonisation of disabled people’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled MSP has helped persuade colleagues to throw out proposals to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland.Labour’s Siobhan McMahon (pictured) told the Scottish parliament that discussions about...
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Real DPO fends off POhWER bid after mayor’s intervention

Real DPO fends off POhWER bid after mayor’s intervention | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A local disabled people’s organisation (DPO) has succeeded in fending off a national charity that was trying to use its financial might to take over a contract to provide support to users of direct...
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What have we become? There's a dry bitter taste in my mouth

What have we become? There's a dry bitter taste in my mouth | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Since when has it been acceptable to not care about 300,000 children per year being evicted and made homeless and have their life chances or their aspiration forever lost? Since when has being Brit...
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Re-Think Pre-Paid Benefit Cards

Re-Think Pre-Paid Benefit Cards | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This plan is ridiculous, degrading and a breach of our human rights.

Not allowing us to have any cash at all is an unwise and unworkable idea, because some things do require cash, e.g. travelling on the bus, buying fresh vegetables and fruit from a farmer's market, using vending machines, using a trolley at the supermarket, buying second-hand clothes from a car boot sale.

The poor often buy second-hand goods in charity shops, car boot sales and Ebay. Many buy books and worksheets for...
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This Brief Glimpse Into Severe Autism Will Break Your Heart — And Give You Hope!

This Brief Glimpse Into Severe Autism Will Break Your Heart — And Give You Hope! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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David Starkey launches scathing attack on Amal Clooney for over-promoting human rights

David Starkey launches scathing attack on Amal Clooney for over-promoting human rights | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Amal Clooney is widely regarded as one of the most engaging and successful barristers in international law.
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Peter Harrison, Head of Service: Bring Chris Home - out of hospital and near his family who love him

Peter Harrison, Head of Service: Bring Chris Home - out of hospital and near his family who love him | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
My 22 year-old son Chris is a wonderful person. He has severe autism and a learning disability but to us he is just Chris - funny, lively, handsome .
Like any other young man his age he has never-ending energy - he wants exciting things to do, action, to be with his brother, Luke. But unlike most other young men, Chris has been living in a secure hospital since 2011 . We kept trying to make plans for Chris when he was at school but we were never listened to. We were told there was nowhere f
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Brothers ‘making good progress’ after post-election heart operation

Brothers ‘making good progress’ after post-election heart operation | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A pioneering disabled Labour politician has been admitted to hospital for a major heart operation, just days after fighting a general election campaign.Emily Brothers (pictured) is believed to have...
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Fresh fears on rights as Tory MEPs vote against anti-discrimination laws

Fresh fears on rights as Tory MEPs vote against anti-discrimination laws | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Fresh doubts have been cast on the Conservative government’s commitment to human rights and the UN disability convention, after the party’s MEPs voted against calls for new European laws that would...
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Award-winning campaigner to set up food bank just for disabled people

Award-winning campaigner to set up food bank just for disabled people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A user-led organisation is to set up a food bank solely for disabled people in east London, after being overwhelmed by requests for help in the wake of five years of government “austerity”.Julie Ja...
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Sadly, there aren't enough people like this in the world anymore because if there was then No food banks would be needed and the fact that sick and disabled people are dying and starving right here in the United Kingdom is disgraceful and shows the sorry state of humanity for allowing it to happen!

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