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Hilda Fairweather: 91-year-old woman FROZE to death after care home staff failed to notice she was missing

Hilda Fairweather: 91-year-old woman FROZE to death after care home staff failed to notice she was missing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hilda Fairweather had dementia and was known to wander of from the care home of 29 residents looked after by just two members of staff
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Inhuman reality of the Bedroom Tax exposed in shocking images of disabled man

Inhuman reality of the Bedroom Tax exposed in shocking images of disabled man | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rob Tomlinson, who has cerebral palsy, had to bathe in a paddling pool after Iain Duncan Smith’s rules forced him out of the home converted for his care
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This is why Corbyn needs to be elected and with the right team changes desperately needed will happen!

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Long-awaited deaths stats ‘do not tell the whole story’

Long-awaited deaths stats ‘do not tell the whole story’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The long-delayed release of government figures on the deaths of benefit claimants has added fuel to years of concerns about the impact of aggressive welfare reform on sick and disabled people.The D...
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COMMENT: Shakespeare’s bill is ‘deadly discrimination’

COMMENT: Shakespeare’s bill is ‘deadly discrimination’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dennis Queen (pictured, right), a leading member of the campaign group Not Dead Yet UK, says the support of disabled academic Dr Tom Shakespeare for the assisted dying bill ignores its dangerous fl...
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Police officer filmed ‘repeatedly punching teenager with autism’

Police officer filmed ‘repeatedly punching teenager with autism’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Police are investigating allegations that an officer repeatedly punched a teenager with autism, after a film of the incident was posted on social media.The film appears to show two police officers ...
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Labour Rejected Me In The Purge, Then 'Outed' Me In The Media As An 'Infiltrator'

Labour Rejected Me In The Purge, Then 'Outed' Me In The Media As An 'Infiltrator' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
With 3,000 new supporters already purged from the Labour Party ahead of the leadership election, and news that Harriet Harman is aiming to reject 100,000 more - it is clear that supporters of such ...
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IDS special adviser gets peerage - as DWP admits thousands died after ‘fit for work’ assessments

IDS special adviser gets peerage - as DWP admits thousands died after ‘fit for work’ assessments | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith’s top special adviser has been awarded a peerage — on the same day that the DWP finally admitted that thousands of people have died shortly after being declared ‘fit for work’. Ph...
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We need to to confront the ignorance surrounding learning disabilities | Katrina Scior

We need to to confront the ignorance surrounding learning disabilities | Katrina Scior | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A new study reveals that our attitude towards those with learning disabilities is still riddled with ignorance. It’s time for a sustained campaign of enlightenment
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Mistrust and discrimination - or empowerment and aspiration?

Mistrust and discrimination - or empowerment and aspiration? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A conversation with a colleague earlier this week made me think about what's really wrong with this Government's disability policy. I know disabled people are set up to fail by the actions of DWP a...
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Why publishing the Labour leadership result will help, not hurt, Corbyn

The Labour leadership candidate is expected to win among all three sections - his mandate will be even greater. 
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Those with the most to fear from a Corbyn-led Labour – and the most to gain

This week's Politics Column from the New Statesman's political editor.
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More than 2,500 benefit claimants have died after being found fit for work

More than 2,500 benefit claimants have died after being found fit for work | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There's been widespread fury as the Tories finally released the total today - only after 250,000 furious people signed a petition
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Jeremy Corbyn says Iain Duncan Smith should resign over fit for work deaths

Jeremy Corbyn says Iain Duncan Smith should resign over fit for work deaths | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Labour leadership frontrunner spoke out in a Mirror hustings after it emerged 2,650 people have died after being declared 'fit for work'
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Death has become a part of Britain’s benefits system | Frances Ryan

Death has become a part of Britain’s benefits system | Frances Ryan | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than 80 people a month are now dying after being declared ‘fit for work’. The safety net that used to be there for the most vulnerable is being torn to shreds
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Disabled woman loses all but one of 49 hours of ILF support

Disabled woman loses all but one of 49 hours of ILF support | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Gaping holes have been exposed in the government’s Independent Living Fund (ILF) promises, after a local authority slashed a disabled woman’s support by 48 hours a week when the fund closed.Daisy* ...
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IDS announces ‘fitness for work’ U-turn that was five years in the making

IDS announces ‘fitness for work’ U-turn that was five years in the making | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith appears set to scrap the “fitness for work” test championed by successive Labour, coalition and Conservative governments, but there are fears that its ...
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COMMENT: Shakespeare’s bill is ‘deadly discrimination’

COMMENT: Shakespeare’s bill is ‘deadly discrimination’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dennis Queen (pictured, right), a leading member of the campaign group Not Dead Yet UK, says the support of disabled academic Dr Tom Shakespeare for the assisted dying bill ignores its dangerous fl...
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New ‘fitness for work’ firm ‘discriminates against disabled staff’

New ‘fitness for work’ firm ‘discriminates against disabled staff’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The controversial US outsourcing giant brought in to deliver “fitness for work” tests for the government is facing allegations that it discriminates against disabled staff, and has sacked hundreds ...
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Metropolitan Police, CPS: Investigate the Manslaughter of Benefit claimants

Metropolitan Police, CPS: Investigate the Manslaughter of Benefit claimants | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron and and Duncan Smith may be guilty of either corporate or negligent manslaughter. In light of the fact that figures with held by the government regarding benefit deaths may not be published or lost/covered up we should move forward with already well documented cases. The weight of this petition will make the next stage of a bonafide police investigation more likely. 
This petition is targeted at Ian Duncan Smith's constituency Police stations of Woodford Green and Chingford.
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IDS and everyone else involved should  be held accountable in a court of l This is  unacceptable.

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Many Commiserations On Your Unqualified Success | TheCritique Archives

Mr Odoni is absolutely right. While I was overjoyed to learn that my two-year campaign to get these figures has been a success, the actual figures were heartbreaking. I don't think for a moment tha...
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The welfare rights adviser on a mission to shame Iain Duncan Smith | Mary O’Hara

The welfare rights adviser on a mission to shame Iain Duncan Smith | Mary O’Hara | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mary O’Hara: From the frontline of benefits changes, Nick Dilworth wants to expose the fallout from this government’s ‘misconceived’ welfare reforms
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The five most dangerous myths about sickness and disability benefits

Iain Duncan Smith’s “overhaul” of the benefit system is surrounded by harmful distortions.
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Watch smug IDS tell MPs to stop 'lecturing' him for hushing up benefits deaths

Watch smug IDS tell MPs to stop 'lecturing' him for hushing up benefits deaths | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour MPs want Iain Duncan Smith to reveal the truth - but they've been accused of  'chuntering away' and 'scaremongering about suicide'
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Victim of Tory benefit cuts starved to death four months after 'fit to work'

Victim of Tory benefit cuts starved to death four months after 'fit to work' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When police found Mark Wood there was just half a banana and a tin of tuna in his house
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Labour leadership election: party to check voting history of new supporters

Labour leadership election: party to check voting history of new supporters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Party reverses decision not to use internal canvass data that reveals people’s voting histories after three of the four leadership candidates raised concerns
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Statement On DWP Mortality Data

Statement On DWP Mortality Data | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
New Approach Statement  A number of statements have been made by the DWP, Iain Duncan Smith and his ministers since the Conservatives won the election in May. These have, by and large, revolved aro...
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Thousands have died soon after being found ‘fit to work’ by the DWP’s benefit tests

Thousands have died soon after being found ‘fit to work’ by the DWP’s benefit tests | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of people have died within six weeks of being found ‘fit to work’ by the Government’s disability benefits test, departmental figures show.
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This is murder!  IDS, the government and anyone who stands by and does nothing about this are guilty of murder - you have the blood of these THOUSANDS of people on your hands! This is unacceptable and has to STOP NOW!

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