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American killer freed on condition he lives in UK now walking our streets

American killer freed on condition he lives in UK now walking our streets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Dempsey Hawkins was considered too dangerous to be released in the US for almost 40 years
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Tories admit PIP assessments are meaningless; benefit is paid according to cash available, not a claimant’s health

Tories admit PIP assessments are meaningless; benefit is paid according to cash available, not a claimant’s health | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Some of you will already have worked out that Joe Halewood is saying the same thing I reported on This Site a few days ago. This is a good thing. It means he is spreading the message that the Conse…
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Government rushes in heartless changes to PIP mobility for mental health

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Despicable!
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USA style court cases, are they about to come to the UK

USA style court cases, are they about to come to the UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Over 50% of nearly 5000 disability discrimination small claim cases in a single year in the state of California  were brought by two law firms. Is
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The chairman of the Conservative party told a barefaced lie on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, and no one said a word [VIDEO] | The Canary

The chairman of the Conservative party told a barefaced lie on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, and no one said a word [VIDEO] | The Canary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The chairman of the Conservative party told a barefaced lie on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, and no one said a word [VIDEO] from The Canary on 26th February 2017
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Scrap the unjust Work Capability Assessment

Scrap the unjust Work Capability Assessment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Three judges have ruled that the procedure currently used by the Department for Work and Pension ( the Work Capability Assessment) to decide whether people are eligible for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) substantially disadvantages people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and autism. The judgement is the result of a judicial review.

The charities Rethink Mental Illness, Mind and The National Autistic Society intervened in the case to provide evidence based o
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Please sign and share, anyone at anytime can become chronically sick and or disabled and this assessment does NOT reflect a person's need, illness, disability and how it affects them; it is used as way of removing the lifeline of support that any person at any time could find themselves in need of. This is an excuse of taking support from our most vulnerable, the majority of whom are truly chronically sick and or disabled, it is only a minority who scam the system and there always will be people who scam the system; we can't allow this to continue, it is inhumane and shows a complete lack of empathy!
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Family of nine Iraqi asylum seekers 'gang raped drunk woman for hours'

Family of nine Iraqi asylum seekers 'gang raped drunk woman for hours' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nine asylum seekers from the same family have gone on trial in the Austrian capital Vienna accused of the New Year's Eve 2015 gang rape of a 28-year-old German teacher.
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If someone asks 'can you hear me?' do not give them an answer

If someone asks 'can you hear me?' do not give them an answer | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Next time you answer the phone and you don’t know who it is, hang up the phone immediately.
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Tories rewrite the law to deny increased disability benefits to 150,000 people

Tories rewrite the law to deny increased disability benefits to 150,000 people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tribunals had said the DWP should expand the reach of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - but the government warned this would cost it £3.7bn
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Disgraceful! Denying this lifeline to genuine disabled and chronically sick people makes me sick to my stomach, how you live with yourself I will never know nor do I want too. STOP sending our money to other countries and supporting everyone except our own!
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Donald Trump's latest step toward tyranny

Donald Trump's latest step toward tyranny | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There's a name for a government that bars media outlets it views as unsympathetic from access to its workings.
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Ministers ‘should be held accountable for huge rise in prison suicides’

Ministers ‘should be held accountable for huge rise in prison suicides’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministers should be held accountable for the “extraordinary” rise in self-harm in prisons, including nearly 120 suicides last year, MPs and peers have been told. Members of the joint co…
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Allowing DWP barristers to sit as benefits appeal judges ‘is unquestionably wrong’

Allowing DWP barristers to sit as benefits appeal judges ‘is unquestionably wrong’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A system that allows barristers who are paid by DWP to prosecute benefit fraud cases to also sit as judges on tribunals that decide social security appeals is “unquestionably wrong” and…
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A clear conflict of interest and unacceptable!
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PIP claimant who took her own life had written about unfair assessment report

PIP claimant who took her own life had written about unfair assessment report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled woman who took her own life after being told she had lost a benefits appeal had written a letter to civil servants describing the unfairness of the face-to-face assessment that had led t…
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Electoral expert says Copeland by-election ‘unlawful’

Electoral expert says Copeland by-election ‘unlawful’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This is interesting. It seems all the pundits have jumped the gun massively and need to rethink their assumptions: The Copeland by-election was unlawful, according to experts. The absence of key in…
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Public Accounts Committee condemns sanction regime

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Caroline Wyatt: MS 'brain fog' lifted after stem cell treatment - BBC News

Caroline Wyatt: MS 'brain fog' lifted after stem cell treatment - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Caroline Wyatt said the "brain fog began to lift" after she paid for treatment in Mexico.
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Girl, 5, died of asthma attack after GP refused to see her

Girl, 5, died of asthma attack after GP refused to see her | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ellie-May Clark, five, from Newport, South Wales, died of an asthma attack after Dr Joanne Rowe refused to see her – despite being warned the girl was at risk of suffering a life-threatening seizure.
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She clearly should NOT be allowed to practice anymore, she has lost all empathy to do what she did resulting in this little girls life coming to an end. Whatever happened to - "first do no harm"?
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Calgary Parents Found Guilty Of Killing Diabetic Teen Son

Calgary Parents Found Guilty Of Killing Diabetic Teen Son | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
He died of complications due to untreated diabetes and starvation.
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They deserve the same, starve them to death and don't treat any illnesses! 
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Calgary Parents Found Guilty Of Killing Diabetic Teen Son

Calgary Parents Found Guilty Of Killing Diabetic Teen Son | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
He died of complications due to untreated diabetes and starvation.
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Inexcusable, sickening, just sickening!
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Government subverts judicial process and abandons promise on mental health ‘parity of esteem’ to strip people of PIP entitlement

Government subverts judicial process  and abandons promise on mental health ‘parity of esteem’  to strip people of PIP entitlement | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Personal Independence Payment is a non means tested benefit for people with a long-term health condition or impairment, whether physical, sensory, mental, cognitive, intellectual, or any combination of these. It is an essential financial support towards the extra costs that ill and disabled people face, to help them lead as full, active and independent lives…
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If someone asks 'can you hear me?' do not give them an answer

If someone asks 'can you hear me?' do not give them an answer | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Next time you answer the phone and you don’t know who it is, hang up the phone immediately.
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Muhammad Ali's son detained under Trump's travel ban: 'Where did you get your name from? Are you Muslim?'

Muhammad Ali's son detained under Trump's travel ban: 'Where did you get your name from? Are you Muslim?' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration staff at a Florida airport, who repeatedly asked him "Are you Muslim?", a lawyer has said. Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, that the incident happened as Muhammad Ali, 44, and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second wife of the late Ali, were arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 7 from Jamaica.
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A Killer In Your Fridge ~ Sweet Poison…A MUST READ

A Killer In Your Fridge ~ Sweet Poison…A MUST READ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain. By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle…
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Minister appoints 11 ‘sector champions’ to boost inclusion

Minister appoints 11 ‘sector champions’ to boost inclusion | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One of the 11 new “sector champions” selected by a minister to tackle the issues disabled people face as consumers has already used the appointment to rethink his own strategy on inclus…
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Plans that could force people into institutions could be ‘front line’ of national problem

Plans that could force people into institutions could be ‘front line’ of national problem | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Plans by three NHS primary care organisations to tighten restrictions on care and support spending for service-users with complex healthcare needs are a “huge concern” and could lead to…
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