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Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair

Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A report published today by Just Fair finds that the UK government is in breach of its legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people.
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Do not deport Wadih Chourey Back to Lebanon just because his parents have died

Do not deport Wadih Chourey Back to Lebanon just because his parents have died | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Wadih came to the United Kingdom in 1997 because his life was in danger from the various gangs operating in Beirut who were victimising him because of his Down's syndrome.

He has lived in Twickenham, London, since his arrival and was looked after by his parents and is now being looked after by his brother. He cannot cook and needs help with washing and dressing himself.

His life would be in danger on two counts: firstly he will not be able to look after himself and secondly from violence.

News story here:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-downs-syndrome-faces-being-4131650
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Mass Eviction Of London Homeless As Police Swoop again In Operation Encompass

Mass Eviction Of London Homeless As Police Swoop again In Operation Encompass | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Police and immigration officials swooped on London's homeless hotspots this morning in a clamp down on rough sleepers and beggars. Officers descended on popular sleeping points, including Marble Ar...
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INFORMATION IMPORTANT FOR ASHYA'S CASE! - YouTube

This video shows information that would help in court to show that Ashya was not neglected whilst not in Hospital. Please continue to share Ashya's updates o...
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Why is it so important that Ashya King receive the most dangerous treatment choice?

Why is it so important that Ashya King receive the most dangerous treatment choice? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It is hard to understand the behaviour of the British authorities towards the family of Ashya King. Here is a child with a tumour known as medulloblastoma - a serious condition that is hard to trea...
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80,000 children in temporary accommodation

80,000 children in temporary accommodation | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The homelessness ‘safety net’ suffered another blow last week when Westminster Council decided to prevent homeless households from bidding for social housing for 12 months after the Council accepts...
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Mental Health Services in crisis because of Coalition cuts to funding

Mental Health Services in crisis because of Coalition cuts to funding | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
  A succession of Conservative  governments have demonstrated very clearly that when it comes to funding established and crucial provisions for our most vulnerable citizens, they lack the fore...
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Inside the Jobcentre: my experience working for a failing service

Inside the Jobcentre: my experience working for a failing service | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
So much has changed since I first worked for the Jobcentre in the 70s, when it actually offered real training and opportunities, says Elaine Steer
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Video Shows IDF Snipers Shooting Palestinian Children For Fun, But Facebook Won’t Let You Share It

Video Shows IDF Snipers Shooting Palestinian Children For Fun, But Facebook Won’t Let You Share It | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Footage released on YouTube clearly shows Israeli soldiers firing live rounds at Palestinian children playing on a roof in Al Khalil, an area of Hebron in Occupied Palestine.  An important piece of...
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Ashya King: What is proton beam therapy and how does it work?

Ashya King: What is proton beam therapy and how does it work? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The treatment can be used on hard-to-reach cancers, such as spinal or brain tumours
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His parents should be with him, he needs them and the Proton Beam Therapy.

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Rotherham child sex scandal resulted in 100 babies as abuse victim reveals she fell pregnant TWICE

Rotherham child sex scandal resulted in 100 babies as abuse victim reveals she fell pregnant TWICE | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One disgusted mum in her 30s told the Sunday Mirror: "I was groomed and abused, but the police took no action”
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Calls for greater disclosure on NHS chiefs' meetings with private US health insurer

Calls for greater disclosure on NHS chiefs' meetings with private US health insurer | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Critics warn of more privatisation as UnitedHealth leads firms seeking £1bn worth of contracts
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Why Britain needs a pay rise

Why Britain needs a pay rise | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Too many low-pay, low-skill and low-productivity jobs in low-investment workplaces are hampering the chances of a recovery we can all share in, writes TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady
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Ten Negative Messages The Republican Party Is Sending To America’s Kids

Ten Negative Messages The Republican Party Is Sending To America’s Kids | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
What lessons are republican representatives teaching America's kids? Here are ten of the worst things the right wing role models for our children.
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Why Britain's Establishment is unjust and unsustainable

Why Britain's Establishment is unjust and unsustainable | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The term "Establishment" describes the network of official and social relations within which power is exercised. Owen Jones asks if something that reflects huge social inequalities can continue.
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It's absolute poverty, not "market competition" that has led to a drop in food sales.

It's absolute poverty, not "market competition" that has led to a drop in food sales. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Public spending in food stores fell for the first time on record in July this year, putting the UK recovery in doubt. Such a worrying, unprecedented record fall in food sales indicates that many co...
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David Cameron: Apologize to the Ashya King family & allow them freedom of choosing which hospital to treat their sick child in

David Cameron: Apologize to the Ashya King family & allow them freedom of choosing which hospital to treat their sick child in | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
We call upon Prime Minister David Cameron & Secretary of State of Health Jeremy Hunt why the human rights of parents choices are taken away when...
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The REAL Charities are the Ones worth supporting

The REAL Charities are the Ones worth supporting | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Depression has yet another hidden side, it stops me writing, hence the shortage of recent posts; however a headline in today's Mirror that infuriated me so much it broke the barrier - "Top charitie...
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Direct Payments - the tenant moves from captive customer to real customer

Direct Payments - the tenant moves from captive customer to real customer | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One of the welfare reform policies is direct payments or DP and this is the one that will change the face of social housing more than any other.  Forget the bedroom tax or any other welfare reform ...
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Home | The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity

Home | The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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'Open-air prison': Cardiff residents angered by NATO summit security fence - YouTube

The jihadist threat is casting a shadow over security plans for the NATO summit in Cardiff next week. Some of the measures have made the Welsh capital look m...
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Austerity, what austerity? Just an excuse to destroy our NHS, public services, sick and disabled, vulnerable, etc., etc.

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Is this Britain's most unwanted dog? Poor pooch spent his WHOLE life in the kennels

Is this Britain's most unwanted dog? Poor pooch spent his WHOLE life in the kennels | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jed the lurcher has never had a permanent home after being given to the Dogs Trust as a four-month-old puppy
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David Cameron and top Tories handed £3 million windfall by rich backers

David Cameron and top Tories handed £3 million windfall by rich backers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Conservative bosses will use upcoming party conference to appeal for more cash to fight for outright victory at the General Election
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Two Days, One Night – a film that illuminates the despair of the low paid

Two Days, One Night – a film that illuminates the despair of the low paid | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Millions are taking jobs no rational person looking to maintain a family or build a career would normally consider
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London renters trapped in £1,000 a month 'rabbit hutch properties'

London renters trapped in £1,000 a month 'rabbit hutch properties' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Landlords cashing in by dividing homes into 'semi-studios' barely bigger than recommended minimum as rents and prices rise
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Ed Miliband to put NHS at centre of general election campaign

Ed Miliband to put NHS at centre of general election campaign | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour leader is reportedly considering excluding health service from spending cuts and introducing tax to increase funding for it
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