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Fears as government's Independent Living fund closes - BBC News

Fears as government's Independent Living fund closes - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of disabled people in England face an uncertain future as the Independent Living Fund closes, with responsibility for funding moved to local authorities.
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Recovery of UK economy slowest ever, say unions

Recovery of UK economy slowest ever, say unions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Osborne's boast that Britain's recovery is "motoring ahead" fails to acknowledge that the rate at which the nation is recovering from recession is the slowest since records began, it is claimed.
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Sign the petition to debate a vote of no confidence in Iain Duncan Smith

Sign the petition to debate a vote of no confidence in Iain Duncan Smith | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Here's a government e-petition worth signing. This Writer already has - how about joining in? For denying the existence of, and refusing to publish data on the deaths of claimants of incapacity ben...
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Student kicked off degree after year spent fighting for adjustments

Student kicked off degree after year spent fighting for adjustments | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled student has been kicked off her degree after her first year – leaving her with student loan debts of more than £17,000 – after her university refused to make the adjustments she needed t...
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IF YOU ARE KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL FOR NJUST REASONS OR JUST NOT ALLOWED TO COMPLETE WHY SHOULD IT BE THAT THIS DISABLED STUDENT WOULD HAVE TO EAT 17,000.00 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBTS.  THE UNIVERSITY REFUSES TO MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT FOR HER TO ATTEND THEY SHOULD HAVE A SYSTEM OF EATING THE DEBT PER THEIR OWN CHOICES MADE NOT HERS! WE SALUTE YOU YOUNG LADY KEEP YOUR HEAD UP! YOUR DEBT JUST MAY NOT BE THE ONLY THING THEY CONSIDER EATING BUT EATING CROW TO!! GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL STYLE!!

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Councils tell different stories than government on ILF closure funding

The aftermath of the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) has descended further into confusion after several local authorities disputed the government’s funding claims.The Department for Co...
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Call for parliament to allow job-sharing MPs, as judge throws out case

Call for parliament to allow job-sharing MPs, as judge throws out case | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled campaigners have called on parliament to press for new laws that would allow candidates to stand jointly for election as job-share MPs, after a judge threw out a legal case brought by two ...
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Labour Demands Inquiry Into Tax Credits Cuts

Labour Demands Inquiry Into Tax Credits Cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour's interim leader tells Sky News that changes to legislation should be subject to proper scrutiny by a select committee.
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Fifth of peers appointed by David Cameron are major Tory donors

Fifth of peers appointed by David Cameron are major Tory donors | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Of new Tory picks 11% are City fatcats while 43% are political cronies
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What a load of shit!

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Tens of thousands of DLA to PIP lower rate mobility claimants could lose due to new decision

The latest PIP, ESA and DLA news
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Peer claims £300-a-day expenses despite living 200m from House of Lords

Peer claims £300-a-day expenses despite living 200m from House of Lords | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Baroness Wilcox can walk to work in just a few minutes, but can still claim the full daily tax-free allowance
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As new Peers are to be created how DO you become a member of the House of Lords?

As new Peers are to be created how DO you become a member of the House of Lords? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron has said he will push on with plans to create 50 new Peers this summer just as Lord Sewel quits
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Britain’s rich are thrust into the future. The poor get kicked back into the past | Aditya Chakrabortty

Britain’s rich are thrust into the future. The poor get kicked back into the past | Aditya Chakrabortty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Children and their parents relying on holiday food camps to eat – how can this be happening in 2015?
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How Fibromyalgia Got to Be the Worst Funded Disease at the NIH - Health Rising

How Fibromyalgia Got to Be the Worst Funded Disease at the NIH - Health Rising | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
By some stats fibromyalgia may be the worst funded disease in the NIH. How did that happen?
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How to start blogging again after a break

How to start blogging again after a break | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A few years ago I got thrown from my horse. OK, who am I kidding? I am a Brooklyn girl at heart, no horses for me. But literally I felt like I had, if not been thrown from my horse, I was certainly thrown off my game. Life kept throwing me obstacles and I found …
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‘Bizarre’ figures raise fears over ministers’ plans for ESA

‘Bizarre’ figures raise fears over ministers’ plans for ESA | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has sparked new concerns after releasing “bizarre” figures that suggest ministers plan to cut the number of people eligible for out-of-work disability ben...
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PIP claimants five times more likely to face delays if tested by Atos, DWP admits

PIP claimants five times more likely to face delays if tested by Atos, DWP admits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The proportion of disabled people stuck in the queue to be assessed for the government’s new disability benefit is more than five times higher in parts of the country managed by Atos Healthcare, Di...
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Barclays, Nike, EA Sports and Carlsberg refuse to criticise Premier League on access

Barclays, Nike, EA Sports and Carlsberg refuse to criticise Premier League on access | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Four of the best-known business brands in Britain have refused to criticise the Premier League for its “glacial” slowness in improving access to football grounds, despite concerns raised by a disab...
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Concern over review that will examine ‘bullying’ forced treatment plans

Concern over review that will examine ‘bullying’ forced treatment plans | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government proposals that some groups of disabled people should have their benefits cut if they refuse treatment have been branded “ethically unacceptable” and “sheer bullying”.The Conservative ple...
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Energy prices - Track our progress - Which?

Energy prices - Track our progress - Which? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Which? campaign to make people's lives fairer, simpler and safer. With your support, we get heard.
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Petition: To debate a vote of no confidence in DWP secretary Ian Duncan Smith

Petition: To debate a vote of no confidence in DWP secretary Ian Duncan Smith | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
For denying the existence of, and refusing to publish data on the deaths of claimants of incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance between November 2011 and May 2014. This is despite the rulings of the Information Commissioner and public pressure resulting in a 200,000 strong petition.
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49 claimant deaths – evidence of DWP negligence cover-up grows

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Jeremy Corbyn opens MASSIVE 20-point lead in Labour leadership race

Jeremy Corbyn opens MASSIVE 20-point lead in Labour leadership race | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Private polling seen by the Daily Mirror shows Mr Corbyn set to top the ballot with 42%, way ahead of second-placed Yvette Cooper on 22.6%
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The austerity delusion | Paul Krugman

The long read: The case for cuts was a lie. Why does Britain still believe it?
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The country where disabled people are beaten and chained - BBC News

The country where disabled people are beaten and chained - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Presenter Sophie Morgan visited Ghana and found that the stigma attached to being disabled can lead to confinement and torture.
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Doctors accuse government of ignoring Jeremy Hunt vote of no confidence calls

Doctors accuse government of ignoring Jeremy Hunt vote of no confidence calls | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
NHS workers accuse Westminster of using 'misleading' statistics to dismiss seven day working concerns
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