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Confidentiality of medical information after patient’s death: two new Upper Tribunal decisions - Robin Hopkins

Confidentiality of medical information after patient’s death: two new Upper Tribunal decisions - Robin Hopkins | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The absolute exemption at section 41 of the Freedom of Information Act extends to information obtained by the public authority the disclosure of which would give to an actionable breach of confiden...
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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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It's official ... this government SUPPORT domestic violence!

It's official ... this government SUPPORT domestic violence! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Reposted from Inside Housing Domestic violence victim loses High Court bedroom tax case. A mother living in a domestic abuse ‘sanctuary scheme’ has lost her landmark challenge against the bedroom t...
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Life wouldn’t be the same without charity’s support

Life wouldn’t be the same without charity’s support | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When she first went to The Legacy Rainbow House two-year-old Darcy Finch was unable to walk and could only cruise around furniture.
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Voters on the extreme left and right are far more likely to believe in conspiracy theories

Voters on the extreme left and right are far more likely to believe in conspiracy theories | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Conspiracy theories are a feature of political discourse across Europe, but are some types of voters more likely to believe in conspiracy theories than others? Jan-Willem van Prooijen presents find...
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Britain's social mobility 'cold spots' - Telegraph

Britain's social mobility 'cold spots' - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Babies born since the credit crunch could become first generation to seen their chances of climbing the ladder decline, warns mobility tsar Alan Milburn
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If I were Prime Minister: I'd restore the dignity of disabled people and give every nurse a pay rise

If I were Prime Minister: I'd restore the dignity of disabled people and give every nurse a pay rise | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If I were Prime Minister I would restore the dignity of disabled people, who are currently paying the price of austerity in blood. The books are currently being balanced – or frankly, not balanced – on their backs, and on the backs of the unemployed and working poor. In other words, the people who did the least to cause the banking crisis, and who are least able to withstand austerity.
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Homelessness rises 55% under ‘disgraceful’ Tory govt – charity

Homelessness rises 55% under ‘disgraceful’ Tory govt – charity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Devastating figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal a significant 55 percent rise in homelessness since David Cameron became prime minister in 2010.
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Powerful New York Times Op-ed Strikes Blow For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Health Rising

Powerful New York Times Op-ed Strikes Blow For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Health Rising | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The New York Times is the most influential paper in the English speaking world. It gets hundreds of op ed applications a day, and it just chose to publish a powerful, powerful editorial on chronic fatigue syndrome. Coming on the tails of the Institute of Medicine report Julie Rehmeyer, a journalist with ME/CFS, hit’s all the right notes in her piece aptly titled “A Disease Doctors Refuse to See” (literally and metaphorically). Julie asks whether the IOM report will result in doctors and the NIH
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Virgin Money Giving | Fundraising | deborah beck's fundraising page

Virgin Money Giving | Fundraising | deborah beck's fundraising page | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
deborah beck is raising money for Life For a Kid Foundation by taking part in the Deb Head Shave. Sponsor them with Virgin Money Giving.
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Maximus will face nationwide protests on first day as ‘fitness for work’ provider - disability news service

Maximus will face nationwide protests on first day as ‘fitness for work’ provider - disability news service | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The controversial new provider of the government’s “fitness for work” test will be greeted with protests in more than 25 towns and cities across England, Scotland and Wales as it starts to deliver assessments for the first time. The day of action will take place outside assessment centres on Monday (2 March) and is being …
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Concern over welfare payment slowdown | News | Inside Housing

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Stop playing a numbers game with net migration | ToUChstone blog

Stop playing a numbers game with net migration | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yesterday the Office for National Statistics reported that net migration has risen to 298,000 meaning the government has missed its target of reducing net
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The Homelessness Epidemic Gets Worse, Highest Number Of Rough Sleepers Since National Count Began

The Homelessness Epidemic Gets Worse, Highest Number Of Rough Sleepers Since National Count Began | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The UK's homelessness epidemic is growing worse as statistics show there are more people sleeping on the streets in our city centres than at any point since national records began in 1998. Rough sl...
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Gluteus Maximus ...(that's Latin for ARSE)

Gluteus Maximus ...(that's Latin for ARSE) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Reposted from Kate Belgrave Readers of this site will remember that a couple of weeks ago, I posted questions about people’s right to record and film face-to-face assessments as they go through the...
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The Tories WILL cut pensioner benefits. It's an inevitability as the figures prove

The Tories WILL cut pensioner benefits. It's an inevitability as the figures prove | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If the words of the Chancellor George Osborne are to be believed then the Tories WILL be cutting pensioner benefits after the next election.  There is no doubt about this whatsoever. 1. What has Os...
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Is your family less well off? Share your experiences

Is your family less well off? Share your experiences | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
We’d like to hear from families whose household income has been affected by falling wages, rising housing costs or welfare cuts. Share your experiences via GuardianWitness
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If I were Prime Minister: I would create a government that actually reflects its people

If I were Prime Minister: I would create a government that actually reflects its people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If I were elected PM, I might be a bit concerned. Is the country really sure they want to elect a leader who naps frequently, doesn’t know how to play Candy Crush in a committee meeting or how to reach the world’s most popular dictators on speed dial? Really? Well, in that case...
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Non-doms: this payola for the ultra-rich must be abolished - Michael Meacher MP

Non-doms: this payola for the ultra-rich must be abolished - Michael Meacher MP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One of the scams highlighted by the HSBC Swiss bank scandal, and then quickly ignored, is the cintinuing absurd anachronism of the non-dom rules.   Stuart Gulliver, the shamed CEO of HSBC, though living in London in order to run the second largest bank in Europe and routing his bonus through a Panamanian company to...Read more »
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​Police back down on ‘pay-to-protest’ demand, but right to assembly still at risk – activists

​Police back down on ‘pay-to-protest’ demand, but right to assembly still at risk – activists | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
UK authorities who insisted activists spend thousands of pounds on a private security firm to steward a peaceful climate change march in London have backed down following intense pressure. Campaigners insist they will not “pay to protest.”
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New chronic fatigue syndrome report doesn’t help us

New chronic fatigue syndrome report doesn’t help us | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Latest report's focus on fatigue hampers research and takes attention away from possible causes.
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Green Light For Judicial Review Into Cuts To Disabled Student Support

Green Light For Judicial Review Into Cuts To Disabled Student Support | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lawyers have been given the green light to launch a legal challenge on behalf of disabled students who feel ‘ignored’ due to the Government’s failure to consult on proposed restrictions to grants which could prevent many others from accessing higher education.
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Earning below the living wage: bad for men – worse for women | ToUChstone blog

Earning below the living wage: bad for men – worse for women | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
We know that women and men don't get equal wages for equal work. We also know that women are more likely to be trapped in zero-hour contracts. As Fair Pay
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Help me find the 50 human rights cases absolutely everyone needs to know about

Followers of the blog will know I am developing a new initiative, the Human Rights Information Project (HRIP). The aim is to radically rethink the way we communicate about human rights. I need some...
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How The DWP Bribed Employers To Break Age Discrimination Laws With A 'Golden Ticket' Worth £2,275

How The DWP Bribed Employers To Break Age Discrimination Laws With A 'Golden Ticket' Worth £2,275 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jobcentres bribed employers with 'golden tickets' worth up to £2,275 to hire young people over older workers despite warnings from lawyers that this Wage Incentive scheme was probably illegal. Figu...
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