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Over half a million pensioners dead and the Tories have gone from long johns to jumpers

Over half a million pensioners dead and the Tories have gone from long johns to jumpers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(no, not satire - it's the Tories!) In about 1987, Tory health minister Edwina Currie 'advised' elderly people who couldn't afford to heat their homes properly that they should avoid hypothermia by...
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Elderly donate £24k fuel allowance

Elderly donate £24k fuel allowance | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Budget cuts threaten Kew Gardens' world-class status

Budget cuts threaten Kew Gardens' world-class status | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Up to 125 jobs to go at botanic institution after ministers impose £1.5m cuts despite warning of critical impact on research
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Governments clash over pension costs

Governments clash over pension costs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Scottish government disputes UK government claims about future pension costs in an independent Scotland.
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Crime falls to 30 year low as figures show few in UK have anything left worth stealing

Crime falls to 30 year low as figures show few in UK have anything left worth stealing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(satire?) According to the official crime survey, the Office for National Statistics has said crime in England and Wales fell sharply last year after police confirmed 99% of the population have har...
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Grief and bereavement for people living with dementia

Grief and bereavement for people living with dementia | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
                                                                          Guest post by Helen Findlay                                     What is grief and bereavement? Can we ever truly describe i...
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What we so desperately need is government for the interests of the many

You could dismiss one report in the Guardian this morning as being of minor concern. It says:
The prime minister, himself a pheasant shooter and deer stalker, is understood to have intervened in December to stop a rise in the cost of a gun licence, which has been frozen at £50...
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Pancreatic death rates in Europe continue to rise

Whilst cancer rates, excluding female lung cancer, continue to fall in Europe death rates from pancreatic cancer are rising, a new study shows.
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Average housing benefit claim processed a week late | News | Inside Housing

Local authorities took longer than three weeks to process housing benefit claims on average – a week longer than their target time.
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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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Woman who said she had agoraphobia but led 'globetrotting lifestyle' jailed

Woman who said she had agoraphobia but led 'globetrotting lifestyle' jailed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tracy Johnson, who told benefits staff she could not go outside when she was actually abroad, jailed for falsely claiming benefits
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Benefit cuts creating new generation of entrepreneurs, Bank of England suggests - Telegraph

Benefit cuts creating new generation of entrepreneurs, Bank of England suggests - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith hails Britain's 'entrepreneurial spirit' after Bank of England suggests welfare reforms are encouraging people to become self-employed
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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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Is the DWP Press Office adhering to the Civil Service Code? | ilegal

Is the DWP Press Office adhering to the Civil Service Code? | ilegal | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Is the DWP Press Office in breach of the Civil Service Code? Surely it should be politically neutral? Those of us that regularly keep an eye on the DWP Press Office would I think agree
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Iain Duncan Smith warns over costs of Scottish welfare pledges

Iain Duncan Smith warns over costs of Scottish welfare pledges | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Work and pensions secretary says Scottish government has not explained how independent Scotland would afford spending
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Tania Clarence seemed to be coping with children's disability, says friend

Tania Clarence seemed to be coping with children's disability, says friend | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Family friend of woman suspected of murder says diagnoses of spinal muscular atrophy in three children had huge impact
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New Statesman | We need to go beyond HS2 and build a Liverpool-Leeds rail link

New Statesman | We need to go beyond HS2 and build a Liverpool-Leeds rail link | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Thailand: Crack down on the dog-skin trade! - The Petition Site

Thailand: Crack down on the dog-skin trade! - The Petition Site | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A dog can be somebody\'s best friend, but not if he is killed and skinned to make golf gloves. (105982 signatures on petition)
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Mass Workfare Begins Next Monday ... Or Does It?

Mass Workfare Begins Next Monday ... Or Does It? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
With less than one week to go until the launch date of the DWP's woefully misnamed 'Help To Work' and details of the programme are still shrouded in secrecy. 'Help To Work' is the mass workfare sch...
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Nigel Farage: a pustule of resentment on the body politic

Nigel Farage: a pustule of resentment on the body politic | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: Politicans talk about ordinary people, but never to them. Into this vacuum steps the likes of Ukip. The left must take note
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Imminent social care 'worry' due to shortage of family carers, from 2017

UK social care will face a ‘gap’ due to more than a million people without adult children carers by 2030, a think tank reveals.
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Widow called ambulance seven times as she watched her husband die of

Widow called ambulance seven times as she watched her husband die of | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The widow of an OAP who died after it took two hours and seven calls for an ambulance to arrive yesterday sobbed: “He died from sheer neglect.”
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Warning over 'unacceptable' lottery in care of the dying - Telegraph

Warning over 'unacceptable' lottery in care of the dying  - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Review of end-of-life care as NHS inspector warns of 'huge inequalities' in treatment of the dying
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Iain Duncan Smith warns over costs of Scottish welfare pledges

Iain Duncan Smith warns over costs of Scottish welfare pledges | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Work and pensions secretary says Scottish government has not explained how independent Scotland would afford spending
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Hospital chiefs 'ignoring midwives shortage rather than paying to fill gaps' - Telegraph

Hospital chiefs 'ignoring midwives shortage rather than paying to fill gaps' - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Royal College of Midwives claims senior staff avoiding assessment of workforce because they know they could not afford to plug any gaps it would expose
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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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