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How People Are Fighting Child Poverty in the UK - With Knitting Needles

How People Are Fighting Child Poverty in the UK - With Knitting Needles | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Statistics. In the UK, 3.5million children currently live in poverty. Two-thirds of these children live in families where at least one person works, but the income is not enough to support their needs.
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Make The Mail on Sunday Apologise

Make The Mail on Sunday Apologise | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rather than discussing the horrendous economic situation that has forced many people to use food banks, the article focused on the warped idea that food banks are merely an easy means of obtaining free food. This is not true, and suggesting this is an insult to the thousands of decent people who are living in poverty because of the cavalier attitude to unemployment and enormous welfare cuts that have been imposed by the government, which is supported by the Mail on Sunday.

While we need a strong media to bring the ills in society to our attention, it is also important that the media should be honest and should not misrepresent issues for political gain or out of mere hatred. When the media uses inaccurate reporting to mislead the public, we must take action to stop them.
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Bedroom Tax human rights victory: Jacqueline Carmichael ruling could pave way for 420,000 to launch similar appeals

Bedroom Tax human rights victory: Jacqueline Carmichael ruling could pave way for 420,000 to launch similar appeals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Spina bifida sufferer Jacqueline Carmichael and 24-hour carer Jayson were told the Tory-led Coalition’s hated charge ­contravened their human rights
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Donations to food banks surge after Mail on Sunday criticism

Donations to food banks surge after Mail on Sunday criticism | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Donations to the food bank charity, the Trussell Trust, surged to more than £54,000 after a Mail on Sunday article criticising its work outraged its supporters.
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Bishop delivering food poverty letter to Cameron's office met by police | News | Inside Housing

David Cameron’s constituency office called the police as the Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Hebden tried to present an open letter on food poverty.
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Christian deniers are deluded say top Tories » Housing » 24dash.com

Christian deniers are deluded say top Tories » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith has said that the UK is a Christian country and those that say otherwise are "ignoring reality".
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the works and pensions secretary said the country had a "Christian heritage".
IDS spoke to the paper...
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Food bank sees donations soar 1000% after 'utterly vile' Mail on Sunday attack » Communities » 24dash.com

Food bank sees donations soar 1000% after 'utterly vile' Mail on Sunday attack » Communities » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A food bank charity has seen donations soar by over 1000% in the wake of a widely slammed Mail on Sunday article that attacked the organisation.
The Trussell Trust has received over £53,000 in donations after the newspaper sent in an undercove...
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Time to sell all social housing

Time to sell all social housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Social housing needs to be sold.  All social housing, council, housing associations, ALMOs and all the other variants and constructs needs to be sold. Social housing is the housing of last resort; ...
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Almost 2 million of the poorest households pushed deeper into poverty by welfare cuts | Press releases | Oxfam GB

Almost 2 million of the poorest households pushed deeper into poverty by welfare cuts | Press releases | Oxfam GB | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Some 1.75 million households in Great Britain have seen their incomes cut in the last three years as a result of welfare reform,  a report by Oxfam and the New Policy Institute (NPI) reveals. The report, Multiple Cuts For The Poorest Families,
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Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy gives birth to new conspiracies

Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy gives birth to new conspiracies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hadley Freeman: The news that Hillary Clinton is to become a grandmother has prompted questions about her ability to run for presidency. It's breathtaking sexism
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Welfare cuts drive UK's poorest families deeper into poverty, says Oxfam

Welfare cuts drive UK's poorest families deeper into poverty, says Oxfam | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Survey points to effect of overall cut in value of benefits as well as changes to housing benefit and council tax support
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Iain Duncan Smith furious over welfare criticism from EU boss Laszio Andor

Iain Duncan Smith furious over welfare criticism from EU boss Laszio Andor | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A WAR of words over Britain’s “nasty” welfare policies deepened yesterday.
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PM says migrant job problem 'old'

PM says migrant job problem 'old' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Dying Teen Raises £1 Million For Cancer Charity, Tells Fans He's 'Hanging In There'

Dying Teen Raises £1 Million For Cancer Charity, Tells Fans He's 'Hanging In There' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A dying teenage cancer sufferer has posted a heart-breaking Facebook message just as his fundraising campaign passed the £1 million mark. Stephen Sutton, 19, has been battling colorectal for three years and gave a 'final thumbs up' yesterday morning.
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New Malden children found dead: Tania Clarence, mother being quizzed by police over murder of three disabled children

New Malden children found dead: Tania Clarence, mother being quizzed by police over murder of three disabled children | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The children – named locally as Ben, Max and Olivia – were said to have an incurable, muscle-wasting condition passed on by their parents
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1,000 weapons confiscated from schoolchildren in the past three years

1,000 weapons confiscated from schoolchildren in the past three years | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of weapons found on school children is on the rise, after it was found that nearly 1,000 weapons had been confiscated by schools in the past three years.
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1.75m British families poorer due to welfare cuts | News | Inside Housing

The bedroom tax and other welfare cuts have caused 1.75 million of Britain’s lowest income families to become poorer, according to a report.
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Councils fail to spend almost half of crisis funds | News | Inside Housing

Councils are failing to spend a fund for families and individuals in crisis, with £67 million left unused at the beginning of this year, figures have shown.
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Noisy yob evicted after tormenting critically ill neighbour » Housing » 24dash.com

Noisy yob evicted after tormenting critically ill neighbour » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A noisy yob who tormented a neighbour who was waiting for a heart bypass has been evicted from his social housing home.
Ashley Hayes was turfed out of his flat in Kingsbridge Court, Harpurhey, after landlord Northwards Housing took action against hi...
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Cause of Suicide: Austerity

Cause of Suicide: Austerity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Police called as Bishop is barred from delivering poverty letter to David Cameron’s constituency office

Police called as Bishop is barred from delivering poverty letter to David Cameron’s constituency office | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Bishop of Oxford says he was stopped from entering the Prime Minister's office in Witney, Oxfordshire,
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Oxfam warns Bedroom Tax, benefits cap, and council tax and housing support cuts hitting Britain's poorest families

Oxfam warns Bedroom Tax, benefits cap, and council tax and housing support cuts hitting Britain's poorest families | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The worst-hit 200,000 families in the country are losing out by £18 per week - or £864 per year
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Localism and the shredding of society's safety nets

Letters: While the benefit cap has attracted the headlines, it is the abolition of council tax benefit that has had the widest impact of all the coalition's cuts
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Poverty has been rebranded as personal failure

Poverty has been rebranded as personal failure | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Frances Ryan: The government absolves itself of guilt for the crisis its policies have produced by blaming disabled and poor people for their own difficulties
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Brown: UK 'protects' Scots' pensions

Brown: UK 'protects' Scots' pensions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Labour should never take ethnic minority voters for granted | Left Foot Forward

Labour should never take ethnic minority voters for granted | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If the Tories can shake off the nasty party image, there is ample evidence the party can build on the 16 per cent ethnic minority support they had in 2010,
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