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Widows and widowers' pensions could be axed under new proposals

Widows and widowers' pensions could be axed under new proposals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Pension for surviving spouse and inflation linking threatened under plan to make final salary schemes affordable
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Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics

Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones says the mass registration of voters could see political parties take steps to improve the lot of disabled people
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Sir Edward Garnier 'tried to stop Labour MP challenging Lord Brittan over child abuse claims' - Telegraph

Sir Edward Garnier 'tried to stop Labour MP challenging Lord Brittan over child abuse claims' - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Simon Danczuk says former Conservative Solicitor General tackled him on the evening before he was due to give evidence to Home Affairs select committee
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Next recruits Polish workers after ‘failing to hire enough British people’

Next recruits Polish workers after ‘failing to hire enough British people’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Retailer starts recruitment drive in Poland before UK, for minimum-wage Yorkshire warehouse jobs
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Iain Duncan Smith vetoed greater Scottish powers over universal credit

Iain Duncan Smith vetoed greater Scottish powers over universal credit | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Holyrood allowed to vary key parts of housing elements of universal credit but not other elements after DWP intervention
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Eddie Keavey - Eddie Keavey shared a video to Bev... | Facebook

Eddie Keavey shared a video to Bev Rawsthorn's timeline.
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Tory peer asks government to ramp up access

Tory peer asks government to ramp up access | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled Tory peer introduces private member's bill that would improve access to shops and restaurants
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Government silent on latest school abuse claims

Government silent on latest school abuse claims | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government refuses to comment after yet more allegations of abuse of disabled pupils
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Krip-Hop Nation brings musical plea for disability justice to UK

Krip-Hop Nation brings musical plea for disability justice to UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
International Krip-Hop Nation collective brings musical plea for disability justice to UK
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Wheelchair-user fights Home Office bid to send him back to frontline of battle with ISIS

Wheelchair-user fights Home Office bid to send him back to frontline of battle with ISIS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled asylum-seeker fights Home Office bid to send him back to his home town in Iraq, just a few miles from the frontline of the battle with IS
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Social landlord launches project to reduce fuel poverty for 4,000 tenants | News | Inside Housing

Social landlord launches project to reduce fuel poverty for 4,000 tenants | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Is the end near for lollipop men and women?

Is the end near for lollipop men and women? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
According to a survey, the number of guards has fallen in 21 of 30 councils since 2010 and risen in just seven - the biggest cut was in Portsmouth
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Only 7% of IB to ESA transfers found fit for work

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People With Learning Disabilities Know What's Wrong and What Matters

People With Learning Disabilities Know What's Wrong and What Matters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
People with learning disabilities are an important group, who don't often get heard. If anyone does speak for them it's usually well-intentioned professionals or family members. This tends to encourage the false belief that people with learning disab...
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Winter crisis: Number of 'bed-blocking' patients reaches record high - Telegraph

Winter crisis: Number of 'bed-blocking' patients reaches record high  - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
New figures show hospitals entering 'gridlock' amid increased fears of winter crisis, with record levels of 'bedblocking' and the highest ever number of patients admitted to hospital via Accident & Emergency
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Hospitals under pressure as ‘bedblocking’ hits record levels

Hospitals under pressure as ‘bedblocking’ hits record levels | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Big rise in number of beds hospitals cannot use for new patients because occupants cannot be discharged
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What's behind the massive increase of renters in poverty?

What's behind the massive increase of renters in poverty? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of private renters living in poverty has doubled in a decade even though the rates for everybody else have fallen. Hannah Aldridge explains why
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British PM David Cameron Sparks #CameronMustGo Twitter Trend

British PM David Cameron Sparks #CameronMustGo Twitter Trend | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
We analyze the surge of popularity for the twitter hashtag #CameronMustGo as United Kingdom PM David Cameron's leadership is called into question.
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Fury as retaliatory evictions bill talked out of Commons | News | Inside Housing

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Widow's treatment by DWP has been 'inhumane and cruel'

A disabled widow has accused the government of subjecting her and her late husband to “inhumane and cruel” treatment
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Motability rule change

New rules introduced secretly by Motability make it harder for disabled people with high support needs to apply for grants
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Concern over government’s ‘dreadful’ response to MPs’ ‘fitness for work' report

Concern over government’s ‘dreadful’ response to MPs’ ‘fitness for work' report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Minister for disabled people criticised for his response to work and pensions committee report on ESA/WCA
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Austerity testimony shows need to get the vote out

Austerity testimony shows need to get the vote out | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Austerity testimony report shows need to persuade disabled people to register to vote in general election 2015
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How the Plebgate footage doesn't show what Mitchell & C4 claim

How the Plebgate footage doesn't show what Mitchell & C4 claim | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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The price of addiction - horrific videos show the decaying faces of drug abusers

The price of addiction - horrific videos show the decaying faces of drug abusers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
These are just a small handful of the 24 million Americans who reported they had abused illicit drugs or prescription medication in the past month
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WCA review author condemns claimants to 5 more years of misery

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