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Alzheimer's patients' brains boosted by belting out Sound of Music

Alzheimer's patients' brains boosted by belting out Sound of Music | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Four-month study finds mental performance of people with dementia improves after singing classic hits from musicals

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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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Work Capability Assessment independent review – year 5 - Publications - GOV.UK

Work Capability Assessment independent review – year 5 - Publications - GOV.UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The fifth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment.
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: I Know My Trending Hashtags

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: I Know My Trending Hashtags | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Unarmed White Man Shot By Police: No Riots, Al Sharpton Silent, Obama Keeps Golfing

Unarmed White Man Shot By Police: No Riots, Al Sharpton Silent, Obama Keeps Golfing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
With the outrage over Michael Brown’s shooting death at the hands of police gobbling up the headlines, rioters and activists alike may have missed the story of Dillon Taylor. The 20-year old unarme...
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The economy works for the wealthy and powerful not hardworking Brits

The economy works for the wealthy and powerful not hardworking Brits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Political editor Kevin Maguire says that despite a Twitter charm offensive David Cameron is selling out British people
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'No one should die penniless and alone': the victims of Britain's harsh welfare sanctions

'No one should die penniless and alone': the victims of Britain's harsh welfare sanctions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Amelia Gentleman: David Clapson was found dead last year after his benefits were stopped on the grounds that he wasn't taking the search for work seriously. He had an empty stomach, and just £3.44 to his name. Now thousands of other vulnerable claimants are being left in similar by the government's tough new welfare sanctions
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East coast rail has been too successful – quick, privatise it

East coast rail has been too successful – quick, privatise it | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Owen Jones: First thoughts: Being publicly owned doesn’t fit the free-market dogma that dictates that the railway must be a rip-off, fragmented mess
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New Statesman | Rachel Reeves interview: A Miliband loyalist fights back

New Statesman | Rachel Reeves interview: A Miliband loyalist fights back | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The shadow work and pensions secretary warns those who brief against the Labour leader: "The only people it serves are our political opponents."
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Breaking: MoJ to press ahead with criminal legal aid reforms

Breaking: MoJ to press ahead with criminal legal aid reforms | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Justice will press ahead with two-tier contracts for criminal legal aid and implement a second fee reduction of up to 8.75% next summer.
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Many elderly 'struggle' at home

Many elderly 'struggle' at home | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of older people in England are struggling in their own home with little or no help, research suggests.
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New Statesman | Rachel Reeves: Tory MPs apologised to me over "incredibly rude" Duncan Smith

New Statesman | Rachel Reeves: Tory MPs apologised to me over "incredibly rude" Duncan Smith | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow work and pensions secretary says Conservative MPs apologised to her over Duncan Smith's claim that she had not bothered to vote. 
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DWP demands work fitness test on teen with mental age of five

DWP demands work fitness test on teen with mental age of five | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
From the Telegraph and Argus: THE mother of a severely-disabled Bradford teenager with a mental age of five is facing the prospect of a 12-month delay in receiving some of her benefits while an ass...
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Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement

Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than a third of people with degenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis are having their benefits slashed because the Department for Work and Pensions deems they will recover enough to look for work.
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Disabled peer warns government over benefit deaths

Disabled peer warns her own government that tightening social security rules even further could lead to more deaths of benefit claimants
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Water giants make £2BILLION in profit - but don't pay a penny in tax

Water giants make £2BILLION in profit - but don't pay a penny in tax | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The 19 water made profits of more than £2.05billion in 2013, but paid just £74million in tax, with seven of them paying no corporation tax at all
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The immigration speech David Cameron should be giving

The immigration speech David Cameron should be giving | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jonathan Portes: Putting prosperity and growth before arbitrary migration targets – here’s the speech I’d write for the prime minister tomorrow
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We must support all people with autism

We must support all people with autism | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Letters: We believe every person with autism deserves to be supported in a way that helps them to thrive and achieve
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‘We must stop learning disabled people being dumped in waste bins of life’

‘We must stop learning disabled people being dumped in waste bins of life’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Saba Salman: As a new report paves the way for the closure of Winterbourne-View-style units, where 2,600 people with learning disabilities are being treated, their families are fighting to bring them home
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Disabled people don’t matter to politicians. To change that we must vote

Disabled people don’t matter to politicians. To change that we must vote | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sharon Brennan: Support for disabled people has for too long been an easy cut to make. Operation Disabled Vote aims to change that
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Children in care hits a record high after Baby P

Children in care hits a record high after Baby P | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of children in care has risen to a record level following the death of Baby P and a spate of child exploitation scandals. The National Audit Office said care system has not improved under Coalition.
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Disability Counts and Operation Disabled Vote

Disability Counts and Operation Disabled Vote | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Operation Disabled Vote is a vital campaign to get more people registered to vote. New Approach have begun a complimentary site DisabilityCounts.Info, where we will rate the Parties' policies on th...
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About Hear my voice

About Hear my voice | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Politics matters. It has an extraordinary impact on everyday life. It’s time we told politicians: “Hear my voice!”
At the 2015 General Election our votes will help decide the people who will run our
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BBC finally reports on #CameronMustGo - and makes a mess of it

BBC finally reports on #CameronMustGo - and makes a mess of it | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yes, it's true. #BBCtrending has finally deigned to notice what - according to its own report - six million of us have already realised: That a hashtag campaign on Twitter called #CameronMustGo is ...
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Its Christmas sanction time... - The Poor Side of Life

Its Christmas sanction time... - The Poor Side of Life | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
What more dire comment on the Coalition government and Iain Duncan Smith's DWP do you need, other than this, from The Poor Side of Life? Yes it's that time of year. The run up to Christmas. The tim...
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BBC forced to admit #CameronMustGo is trending | ilegal

BBC forced to admit #CameronMustGo is trending | ilegal | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
#BBCtrending: How did one political hashtag dominate the week in Britain?By BBC TrendingWhat's popular and whyA political slogan calling for the ousting of the Prime Minister David Cameron has
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Ask 'Save the Children' to revoke their annual Global Legacy Award given to Tony Blair

Ask 'Save the Children' to revoke their annual Global Legacy Award given to Tony Blair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tony Blair was awarded the "global legacy award" by Save the Children US. Apparently this is for his "commitment to Africa".

But the former prime minister is central to Sir John Chilcot's inquiry into Britain’s controversial and protracted war in Iraq.

Earlier this month, it emerged that Blair had signed a multimillion pound contract with a Saudi Arabian oil company in 2010 to broker secret deals on the firm’s behalf with Chinese state officials. The revelation raises serious questions...
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