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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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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: TUC criticised over HQ access

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: TUC criticised over HQ access | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled union activists have criticised their own national federation, the TUC, for its reluctance to improve access at its London headquarters, following years of complaints from delegates at the…
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Election 2017: Greens call for inclusive education, and accessible homes and transport

Election 2017: Greens call for inclusive education, and accessible homes and transport | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Green party has called in its general election manifesto for moves towards an inclusive education system, as well as pledging universal free social care, significantly more accessible homes and…
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Disabled passenger forced to wet himself on train, months after minister pledged action

Disabled passenger forced to wet himself on train, months after minister pledged action | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled campaigner was forced to wet himself on a train because the accessible toilet was out of order, just four months after a minister promised to ensure such incidents would never happen aga…
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Election 2017: Tories’ social care plans ignore working-age disabled people

Election 2017: Tories’ social care plans ignore working-age disabled people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled campaigners have criticised the Conservative party for ignoring the social care needs of hundreds of thousands of working-age disabled people in its general election manifesto. The prime m…
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Trump pushes past Montenegro’s PM - BBC News

Trump pushes past Montenegro’s PM - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Speaking to Nato leaders in Brussels, the US president also called for alliance members to pay more.
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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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This is the worst Tory election campaign ever | The Spectator

This is the worst Tory election campaign ever | The Spectator | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This is the worst Tory election campaign ever on The Spectator | I am trying to remember if there was ever a worse Conservative election campaign than this…
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Election 2017: Elected office access fund closure was ‘undemocratic tragedy’

Election 2017: Elected office access fund closure was ‘undemocratic tragedy’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled politicians seeking to become MPs say the government’s decision to stop providing funding to help with their extra campaigning costs has made it harder for them to be successful in next mo…
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Election 2017: Tories attacked after dedicating manifesto only to ‘working families’

Election 2017: Tories attacked after dedicating manifesto only to ‘working families’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Conservatives have been accused of promoting a “divisive” and “punitive” attitude to disabled people that “breeds contempt and hostility”, after dedicating their manifesto only to “working peop…
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Election 2017: Conservatives promise more emphasis on accessible housing

Election 2017: Conservatives promise more emphasis on accessible housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Conservative party has promised to force local authorities to plan for the provision of accessible housing for disabled and older people, if it retains power in next month’s general election. T…
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Activists ‘horrified’ by universal credit rules forcing sick claimants into work activity

Activists ‘horrified’ by universal credit rules forcing sick claimants into work activity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
“Very dangerous” rules are forcing severely-ill people applying for the government’s new universal credit to look for jobs and take part in training, even though their GPs have said they are not fi…
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UPDATE: Police search St Helens address in connection with Manchester attack

UPDATE: Police search St Helens address in connection with Manchester attack | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

POLICE are searching an address in St Helens in connection with Monday's attack at the Manchester Arena.
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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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