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Diane Abbott sacked by Ed Miliband in Labour reshuffle

Diane Abbott sacked by Ed Miliband in Labour reshuffle | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Leftwing MP loses post of shadow public health minister after reportedly being told she had failed to show sufficient loyalty
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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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#ImWithConnor: young man carried bodily away for trying to talk with May #GE17

#ImWithConnor: young man carried bodily away for trying to talk with May #GE17 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In scenes reminiscent of the worst of the Thatcher years, a young man has been wrestled, lifted and carried bodily away for shouting something to Theresa May. As you can see from the footage below, he was not near the Prime Minister, nor making any attempt to get close enough to do any harm -…
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James Bond legend Roger Moore turns down Theresa May request

James Bond legend Roger Moore turns down Theresa May request | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

The actor reportedly stressed he couldn't get involved in politics because of his role as a UNICEF ambassador
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DRILL hands out another £1 million in funding for disabled-led research

DRILL hands out another £1 million in funding for disabled-led research | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A two-year scheme to set up a pan-disability product review website is one of 11 disabled-led research projects that have been awarded a total of £1 million in funding. The Rate It! project will be…
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Police force launches review of hate crime procedures, after activist’s complaint

Police force launches review of hate crime procedures, after activist’s complaint | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Police have been forced to launch a major review after refusing to treat online attacks against a leading disabled activist as disability hate crimes. And a second police force has upheld a series …
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Election 2017: Plaid Cymru call for social security powers… so they can sack Maximus

Election 2017: Plaid Cymru call for social security powers… so they can sack Maximus | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Plaid Cymru have called in their election manifesto for the Welsh government to be given responsibility for running the social security system in Wales, which would allow it to ban private companie…
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DWP pilot failure on WCA ‘calls into question willingness to learn from suicides’

DWP pilot failure on WCA ‘calls into question willingness to learn from suicides’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) appears to have gone back on its promise to a tribunal to address a fatal flaw in its “fitness for work” test that has led to the deaths of multiple benef…
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Election 2017: Labour’s rights pledges suggest vindication for Abrahams

Election 2017: Labour’s rights pledges suggest vindication for Abrahams | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour’s general election manifesto includes a string of policies aimed at improving the rights of disabled people, including a commitment to incorporate the UN disability convention into UK law fo…
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Disabled people ‘forced into dangerous workfare that breaches health and safety laws’

Disabled people ‘forced into dangerous workfare that breaches health and safety laws’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people are being subjected to dangerous violations of health and safety laws after being forced to take part in government workfare programmes, according to new research published this wee…
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Mandatory reconsiderations and the rule of law

Mandatory reconsiderations and the rule of law | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When is a reconsideration not a reconsideration? When the Department for Work and Pensions are reviewing their own decisions. Mandatory reviews were introduced by the Conservative government to deter people from appealing unfair Department for Work and Pensions decisions. They are not actually genuine reconsiderations. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed that there is…
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Vote Labour – Policies uphold the rights of disabled people

Vote Labour – Policies uphold the rights of disabled people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Letter in The Guardian  today, PROUD to be a Signatory, please READ & SHARE: For chronically ill and disabled people, recent years have been a disaster. The UN recently found “reliable evidence that the threshold of grave or systematic violations of the rights of persons with disabilities has been met” (Report, 8 November 2016). We have been…
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Man charged with raping child in Rochdale amid CSE probe - BBC News

Man charged with raping child in Rochdale amid CSE probe - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The charges follow an investigation into a report of child sexual exploitation in Rochdale, police say.
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Sick bastard, chop it off!
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Tell your next MP to support disability rights

Tell your next MP to support disability rights | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ask the general election candidates in your area to pledge to improve social care and employment opportunities for disabled people.
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Theresa May refuses 7 times to say where extra £8bn for NHS will come from

Theresa May refuses 7 times to say where extra £8bn for NHS will come from | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

The Tory leader was accused of having an "uncosted and half-baked" manifesto, during an interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil
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The Place of Disgust: Disability, Class and Gender in Spaces of Workfare

The Place of Disgust: Disability, Class and Gender in Spaces of Workfare | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This paper explores the role of disgust in mediating disabled women's experience of workfare in the Australian state. As global social policy has been restructured along neoliberal lines in Western nations, the notion of ‘workfare’ has been widely promulgated. This paper draws on nine case studies from across Australia to explore how this has resulted in disabled women being coerced to participate in a range of workfare programs that are highly bureaucratised, sanitised and moralised. The findings suggest that with the advent of Australian neoliberal welfare reform, some disabled women are increasingly framed in negative affective terms. A primary emotion that appears to govern disabled women forced to participate in Australian neoliberal workfare programs is disgust. The experience of the participants interviewed for this study suggests that the naming of them in negative emotional terms requires disabled women to perform a respectable unruly corporeality to ensure that they gain and maintain access to a range of services and supports, which are vital to their wellbeing.
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Access to Work cap hits prominent Deaf campaigner as he starts new job

Access to Work cap hits prominent Deaf campaigner as he starts new job | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The newly-appointed Deaf chief executive of a leading disabled people’s organisation has been told the government will only provide him with enough support to pay for interpreters three days every …
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Election 2017: Tories snub opportunity to address disability pay gap

Election 2017: Tories snub opportunity to address disability pay gap | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Conservative party has refused to explain why it is doing nothing to address the disability pay gap, despite announcing measures it says will tackle the injustice of black and minority ethnic (…
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Tory deputy mayor: Best thing for disabled children is the guillotine

Tory deputy mayor: Best thing for disabled children is the guillotine | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The retired GP made his sick suggestion to fellow councillors as they discussed sending the youngsters to a £3,000-a-week care home
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People like him are a waste of oxygen!
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Election 2017: Lib Dems would scrap all sanctions, benefit cap and PIP 20-metre rule

Election 2017: Lib Dems would scrap all sanctions, benefit cap and PIP 20-metre rule | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A Liberal Democrat government would scrap all benefit sanctions, end the benefit cap and reverse the controversial personal independence payment (PIP) “20-metre rule” that has led to tens of thousa…
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Dad of girl killed in hit and run reads bedtime stories to her ashes every night

Dad of girl killed in hit and run reads bedtime stories to her ashes every night | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Grieving dad says he reads his daughter's favourite bedtime stories to her ashes every night
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They deserve the death penalty, they got a slap on the hand for killing a little girl whose life had barely began! it's disgraceful and no wonder crime is so rampant when criminals are not being given adequate and fitting sentences away from the public they put at harm.  This lenient sentence makes light of Violet's life and is disgraceful!

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PIP suicide woman’s sister blames ‘barbaric’ system for her death

PIP suicide woman’s sister blames ‘barbaric’ system for her death | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The sister of a disabled woman who she believes was driven to kill herself by the anxiety caused by re-applying for the government’s new disability benefit has called for reform of the “barbaric” s…
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75% of pensioners to lose winter fuel allowance? Yes!

75% of pensioners to lose winter fuel allowance? Yes! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Today saw John McDonnell the Labour Shadow Chancellor rip into Michael Fallon's claim that the proposed pensioner means test for Winter Fuel Allowance would see £1.5 billion saved (and then paid into social care instead.) The problem with this (apart from any likely savings would be lost given the cost of administering this new means…
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Treating children with electroconvulsive therapy - BBC News

Treating children with electroconvulsive therapy - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
ECT has recently been used in some countries as a treatment for children who severely self injure.
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For children on the spectrum who are severely physically abusive to themselves and everything else has failed, then it is the next natural step to take as it has shown that it works. The ECT treatment, enabled a child who because of self harm had to be put in a hospital for care to go home where she should be, with her family and functioning so much better. I would try it if it were my child and all else had failed!
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Instagram 'worst for young mental health' - BBC News

Instagram 'worst for young mental health' - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Users were asked to score social media platforms on issues including anxiety, loneliness, and body image.
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