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ATOS are drinking in the last chance saloon

ATOS are drinking in the last chance saloon | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As some of you know, I've spent the past week at home with a bad back, unable to make it into Parliament. I'm very grateful for the get well messages I've received, and hope to be back on my feet s...
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Fears as government's Independent Living fund closes - BBC News

Fears as government's Independent Living fund closes - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of disabled people in England face an uncertain future as the Independent Living Fund closes, with responsibility for funding moved to local authorities.
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The Benefit Cap SAVES money??

The Benefit Cap SAVES money?? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There is so much wrong with the Conservatives approach to the reform of Housing Benefit and let's be very specific as by 'reform' I mean Conservative policies all aimed at reducing the cost of Hous...
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Scale of youth homelessness 'going unrecorded' | News | Inside Housing

Scale of youth homelessness 'going unrecorded' | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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The poverty of responsibility and the politics of blame - part 2

The poverty of responsibility and the politics of blame - part 2 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Social security came about precisely because we evolved to recognise a need for a social safety net to protect vulnerable citizens, because we learned last century that we are all potentially vulne...
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Politics and Insights - kittysjones

Politics and Insights -           kittysjones | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Jeremy Hunt: Abandon Plans to Publish Cost on NHS Medicines

Jeremy Hunt: Abandon Plans to Publish Cost on NHS Medicines | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Many people rely on NHS prescriptions every day in order to stay alive. Others rarely take medicine even when their doctor advises and prescribes it for them. While we agree that there is much to be done to control the waste of NHS prescribed medication we believe printing the cost on packaging will have several negative results:

1. People who are already reluctant to take vital medication will have an even better excuse to ignore their doctor's advice - "I don't want to cost the NHS...
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ILF closure: Govt admits councils only told ‘roughly’ how much they will have to spend

ILF closure: Govt admits councils only told ‘roughly’ how much they will have to spend | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government has admitted that it has given local authorities only a “rough” idea how much money it will hand them to cope with the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF), even though the s...
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Minister fails to solve mystery of Swansea’s ‘Disability Confident City’ accolade

Minister fails to solve mystery of Swansea’s ‘Disability Confident City’ accolade | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The minister for disabled people has risked ridicule after announcing that Swansea has become the country’s first “Disability Confident City”, despite being unable to explain why it was chosen.The ...
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We are so quick to jump on the tail coat's of America, why then have we not done that in relation to laws and acts in the treatment of people with disabilities?  

 

Disabled people apply for disability social security with prove of disability provided by their doctors/specialists, you know the people who know them best, the ones who have had years of education and training in their specialized fields. Disabled people with a disability that there is no cure for and that would generally be expected to stay the same or get worse are rightly not required to reapply again for disability causing more illness and stress for the disabled person, wasting people's time and throwing away outrageous amounts of money or here in the UK funneling it to the private sector.

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Trust and charity deny DWP mental health links, after protesters march on jobcentre

Trust and charity deny DWP mental health links, after protesters march on jobcentre | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An NHS trust and a homelessness charity have failed to dispel concerns that a new centre for mental health services is closely linked to government plans to push people in mental distress off benef...
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This has got to stop! Need lawyers with some balls to step up to the plate and take the government to court over their treatment of sick and disabled people and to hold them accountable for all the sick and disabled people who have died, due to their "Social Security" reforms.

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DPAC to return to scene of high-profile protest

DPAC to return to scene of high-profile protest | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled activists are planning a return to parliament next week, just a fortnight after they caused national headlines by trying to invade prime minister’s questions.Last week, members of Disabled...
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It's obvious with the cuts to sick and disabled people's "Social Security" that the government are NOT "listening" to the people who are affected by their cuts and their total disregard for life as evident by the many sick and disabled people who have died directly related to the Torie's "Social Security" cuts.

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ILF closure: Government told to ‘get a grip’ on ILF transition

ILF closure: Government told to ‘get a grip’ on ILF transition | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government has been told by Labour to “get a grip” on the mess caused by the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF).Labour and the Liberal Democrats both spoke out today (Thursday) on the...
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Camila Batmanghelidjh to leave Kids Company, citing politicians 'ugly games'

Camila Batmanghelidjh to leave Kids Company, citing politicians 'ugly games' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Campaigner says ‘I am being silenced’ over cuts in government funding for her charity that would leave traumatised children ‘largely unprotected’
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Why are the people of this country allowing this to happen? We are a rich country there should be top notch care for everyone be their needs physical or mental, no one should be in poverty going without food, water, electricity. No one no matter their age, sex, race, religion etc., etc. should be left behind, disrespected, mistreated, looked down upon, NO ONE! 

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Has air travel improved for passengers with a disability? - BBC News

Has air travel improved for passengers with a disability? - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
BBC Scotland's Ian Hamilton reports on what it is like for passengers with a disability to experience air travel.
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Terminally ill benefit claimants asked when they expect to die, MP says

Terminally ill benefit claimants asked when they expect to die, MP says | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Frank Field writes to work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, over claims of ‘intrusive and painful questioning’ by assessors
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Lay off Camila Batmanghelidjh – charities wouldn’t survive without people like her

Lay off Camila Batmanghelidjh – charities wouldn’t survive without people like her | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Of course the government would prefer somebody a bit less forthright in charge at Kids Company. But the more it cuts, the more the kids are going to need her
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Benefit cap 'to be lower than £23,000 outside London' | News | Inside Housing

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The poverty of responsibility and the politics of blame. Part 3 - the Tories want to repeal the 2010 Child Poverty Act

The poverty of responsibility and the politics of blame. Part 3 - the Tories want to repeal the 2010 Child Poverty Act | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Political theories of poverty vary across the political spectrum, with those on the right tending to individualise social problems more generally, and those on the left tending to socialise them. V...
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Unite and GMB join forces to back Jeremy Corbyn 'to teach party a lesson'

Unite and GMB join forces to back Jeremy Corbyn 'to teach party a lesson' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Union source: 'In terms of outcome the dynamic seems to be in favour of Corbyn', Unite will decide who to back on Sunday
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Greek Startups Cut Off From The Cloud

Greek Startups Cut Off From The Cloud | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Greece's emergency foreign spending restrictions have left tech companies scrambling to fund web hosting accounts and other services.
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Ministers ‘considering scrapping WRAG top-up’

Ministers ‘considering scrapping WRAG top-up’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministers are considering plans to slash benefit payments to hundreds of thousands of disabled people, by scrapping a key part of the main out-of-work disability benefit, employment and support all...
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What a national disgrace! Disabled people as the government is well aware  are discriminated against on a daily basis in the job market, hell in every part of life, but then again that will happen because the government discriminates against disabled people.

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ILF closure: ‘I want to chew off my own hand so I can escape’

ILF closure: ‘I want to chew off my own hand so I can escape’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Individual stories of disabled people who have been affected by the chaotic closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) are continuing to emerge.The ILF closed on Tuesday this week (30 June), and ...
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Disabled teacher’s three-year discrimination battle

Disabled teacher’s three-year discrimination battle | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled teacher claims she was left with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by a three-year campaign of discrimination and harassment at the school where she worked.After the teacher first in...
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Atrocious! 

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Disability poverty rose sharply in fourth year of coalition

Disability poverty rose sharply in fourth year of coalition | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The proportion of disabled people living in poverty rose sharply in the fourth year of the coalition government, according to official figures.Disabled campaigners say the rise was an inevitable co...
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Horizon, 2013-2014: 10. Living with Autism

Horizon, 2013-2014: 10. Living with Autism | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Professor Uta Frith shares the insight of her lifetime's study of autism.
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Camila Batmanghelidjh to leave Kids Company, citing politicians 'ugly games'

Camila Batmanghelidjh to leave Kids Company, citing politicians 'ugly games' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Campaigner says ‘I am being silenced’ over cuts in government funding for her charity that would leave traumatised children ‘largely unprotected’
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Why are the people of this country allowing this to happen? We are a rich country there should be top notch care for everyone be their needs physical or mental, no one should be in poverty going without food, water, electricity. No one no matter their age, sex, race, religion etc., etc. should be left behind, disrespected, mistreated, looked down upon, NO ONE! 

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Prison guard on brink of death after attack by inmate predicted a fatal assault

Prison guard on brink of death after attack by inmate predicted a fatal assault | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lorraine Barwell, 54, was brutally beaten while taking an inmate to court for security firm, Serco, on Monday
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