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Labour to offer guaranteed childcare at primary schools from 8am to 6pm

Labour to offer guaranteed childcare at primary schools from 8am to 6pm | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ed Miliband promises to help parents with 'daily obstacle course' of making sure children are looked after
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Government’s hate crime plan’s ‘unforgivable’ failure on disability

Government’s hate crime plan’s ‘unforgivable’ failure on disability | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Angry campaigners have attacked the government’s new hate crime action plan for its “totally disrespectful” failure to address problems around disability-related hostility.The four-year action plan…
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May had objections to Hinkley Point, says Cable - BBC News

May had objections to Hinkley Point, says Cable - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Theresa May had "objections" to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point during the days of the coalition, says the then Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable.
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School Puts Pupils In 'Lunch Isolation' If Parents Pay Fees Late

School Puts Pupils In 'Lunch Isolation' If Parents Pay Fees Late | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
'Schools should never use food as punishment.'
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Return of the slums: 31 people found living in single-family home in London

Return of the slums: 31 people found living in single-family home in London | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

A landlord was exposed and shamed online after his four-bedroom London property was found to be housing 31 people, including in a backyard wooden shack.



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Why Jeremy Corbyn’s support for disabled people is not enough | Frances Ryan

Why Jeremy Corbyn’s support for disabled people is not enough | Frances Ryan | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Those on the receiving end of Tory austerity have been waiting for an opposition leader to speak for us. Yet if he can’t challenge the government, what’s the point?
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The PIP assessment system is garbage. And dangerous.

The PIP assessment system is garbage. And dangerous. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This is a story about Capita’s abject failure to adjust its PIP assessment procedures for people who need adjustments. Here’s a Personal Independence Payment decision letter received last wee…
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Deciding When to 'Overdo It' If You Have Limited Energy Supplies

Deciding When to 'Overdo It' If You Have Limited Energy Supplies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
How to decide if going to an event is worth the energy it will take when you have a chronic illness.
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No confidence that SCIE report will see Care Act turnaround in Norfolk

No confidence that SCIE report will see Care Act turnaround in Norfolk | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A report commissioned following concerns raised by disabled people that their local authority was breaching its duties under the Care Act will do little to help because it fails to address drastic …
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EHRC earns cautious approval for response to Equality Act report

EHRC earns cautious approval for response to Equality Act report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The equality watchdog has earned cautious approval for its response to recommendations made by a House of Lords committee that examined the impact of the Equality Act on disabled people.The committ…
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Drop in Access to Work numbers shows DWP ‘is strangling the scheme’

Drop in Access to Work numbers shows DWP ‘is strangling the scheme’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government is facing calls for a “fundamental rethink” of its approach to Access to Work (AtW), after new figures showed the number of disabled people receiving support through the employment s…
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Cockroft’s fear of PIP reassessment and losing independence as she heads for Rio

Cockroft’s fear of PIP reassessment and losing independence as she heads for Rio | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One of Britain’s biggest stars from the London 2012 Paralympics has said she is “scared” that she will lose her independence when she is reassessed for the government’s new disability benefit.Wheel…
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UK government launches strategy to re-educate children into more obedient servants of the state | The Canary

UK government launches strategy to re-educate children into more obedient servants of the state | The Canary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
UK government launches strategy to re-educate children into more obedient servants of the state from The Canary on 22nd July 2016
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Sign the petition for an autism-friendly high street

Sign the petition for an autism-friendly high street | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The British Retail Consortium represents over 80% of the UK’s high street, including some of the country's biggest retailers. We’re asking them to work with their members to make the high street autism-friendly. Sign the petition now.
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Parents of ‘fit for work’ suicide man back call for Iain Duncan Smith prosecution

Parents of ‘fit for work’ suicide man back call for Iain Duncan Smith prosecution | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The parents of a disabled man who took his own life after being wrongly found “fit for work” have backed attempts to persuade Scottish police to investigate the actions of former work and pensions …
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Courier staff 'lost work' over seriously ill son, MP Frank Field claims - BBC News

Courier staff 'lost work' over seriously ill son, MP Frank Field claims - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A couple are told to leave their six-year-old son's life support sickbed or lose their courier work, an MP claims.
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Donald Trump’s mom gets trolled hard on Twitter, here’s why (PHOTO)

Donald Trump’s mom gets trolled hard on Twitter, here’s why (PHOTO) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Twitter may have just uncovered the most damning insight into what makes Donald Trump “The Donald”: His mother Mary and her iconic quiff.

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Disabled lives matter. We need to toughen the law on disability hate crime | Nicky Clark

Disabled lives matter. We need to toughen the law on disability hate crime | Nicky Clark | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Two attacks recently have targeted people with disabilities. Yet the hate crime laws in Britain don’t apply equally to them – this needs to change
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Video: jobcentre adviser says disability support is wrecked. Fix this, Mr Green

Video: jobcentre adviser says disability support is wrecked. Fix this, Mr Green | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This one goes out to our new work and pensions secretary Damian Green. What will he do about the destruction of disability support in jobcentres? Hope the answer isn’t Nothing, or Get Lost, Kate. T…
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Petition: Guarantee the UK will not introduce Welfare Cards

Petition: Guarantee the UK will not introduce Welfare Cards | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
We the people want Damian Green MP (DWP Minister) to Guarantee that the introduction of Welfare Cards will not be introduced to benefit claimants in the UK which breaches their rights under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act.
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2016-07-21 - Marks & Spencer launching autism-friendly school wear - NAS

2016-07-21 - Marks & Spencer launching autism-friendly school wear - NAS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The National Autistic Society are delighted to have teamed up with Marks & Spencer to support the development of their brand new ‘Easy Dressing’ school uniform collection.
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Funding drought ‘shows up discrimination faced by BME groups’

Funding drought ‘shows up discrimination faced by BME groups’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Organisations that represent disabled people from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities face blatant and widespread discrimination at the hands of local and national government, according to …
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ROFA’s conference hears call to build a stronger alliance

ROFA’s conference hears call to build a stronger alliance | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A campaigning alliance has called for disabled people and their organisations to join its fight to use the UN disability convention to defend attacks on their rights by the UK government.The Reclai…
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Delayed UN examination of UK government ‘will take place next year’

Delayed UN examination of UK government ‘will take place next year’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people’s organisations and grassroots groups are set to call on disabled people across England to provide the evidence they need to prepare a “hard-hitting” report on the government’s fail…
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Concern over Mordaunt’s ‘troubling’ appointment as disability minister

Concern over Mordaunt’s ‘troubling’ appointment as disability minister | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled activists say they are “deeply concerned” by the “troubling” decision to appoint an outspoken supporter of legalising assisted suicide as the new minister for disabled people.Penny Mordaun…
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Labour plotters just admitted they would hand the Tories the general election to topple Corbyn | The Canary

Labour plotters just admitted they would hand the Tories the general election to topple Corbyn | The Canary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
No, this isn't satire.
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