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Cost of living? What about the cost of being dead?

Cost of living? What about the cost of being dead? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: The spiralling price of funerals is a symptom of the triumph of the market and the accompanying poverty of civic life
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Inhuman reality of the Bedroom Tax exposed in shocking images of disabled man

Inhuman reality of the Bedroom Tax exposed in shocking images of disabled man | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rob Tomlinson, who has cerebral palsy, had to bathe in a paddling pool after Iain Duncan Smith’s rules forced him out of the home converted for his care
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This is why Corbyn needs to be elected and with the right team changes desperately needed will happen!

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Tory MPs challenged to work on zero hours contracts for a week

Tory MPs challenged to work on zero hours contracts for a week | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As the number of people on the controversial contracts soars, union leaders have thrown down the gauntlet
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Watch Out Manchester, Another Sinkhole Has Opened Up Just Weeks After Huge 40ft Crater

Watch Out Manchester, Another Sinkhole Has Opened Up Just Weeks After Huge 40ft Crater | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A second sinkhole has appeared in Manchester, just weeks after a giant crater opened up on Mancunian Way.

The new hole on Paddock Street is thought to be about 10ft deep and 5ft wide, and is report
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Experts say why Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse could actually harm the region

Experts say why Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse could actually harm the region | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Researchers say there is a risk that cash will be drained from struggling smaller cities and insist the whole of the North needs massive investment
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Now police say they have to catch BUS to catch criminals

Now police say they have to catch BUS to catch criminals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Lewisham based officers said cuts had left them with only two pool cars, and the bus was the easiest option. Revelation comes after West Midlands police were revealed to be driving cars without sirens.
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David Cameron blows £300,000 of YOUR cash on phone mast for his favourite holiday resort

David Cameron blows £300,000 of YOUR cash on phone mast for his favourite holiday resort | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
DAVID Cameron is splashing £300,000 of taxpayers' cash on a mast so that he can get better mobile coverage at his favourite holiday resort.
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How many disabled people did you kill for your mast?

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DWP again refuses to release data on disability benefits using the same excuse as before

DWP again refuses to release data on disability benefits using the same excuse as before | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions has again refused to release data about the impact of changes to the disability benefit system after a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
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I'm all for helping anyone but when Social Security is being taken from our own vulnerable people, thousands of sick and disabled dead, quadriplegics evicted from their home, bedroom tax , food banks, no heating, DWP's miracle cures, children hungry and dirty how can we possibly support people from other countries in their own country our ours?

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Sanctions of people on disability benefits has risen by 30% in a year

Sanctions of people on disability benefits has risen by 30% in a year | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Almost 7 out of every hundred people on disability benefits was sanctioned last year
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Attack on Corbyn over Bin Laden assassination is hysterical

Attack on Corbyn over Bin Laden assassination is hysterical | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
... In both senses of the word. It seems that people who should know better have dredged up a comment made by Jeremy Corbyn in 2011 about the death of Osama Bin Laden - that it would have been bett...
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UN officials to visit UK over coming months to investigate whether Iain Duncan Smith's "reforms" to disability benefits are compatible with Human Rights

UN officials to visit UK over coming months to investigate whether Iain Duncan Smith's "reforms" to disability benefits are compatible with Human Rights | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I reported last year that the UK has become the first country to face a United Nations inquiry into disability rights violations. A formal investigation was launched by the United Nation’s Committe...
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The Daily Mail is a far-right rag and an utter disgrace for meddling in the Human Rights of sick and disabled people

The Daily Mail is a far-right rag and an utter disgrace for meddling in the Human Rights of sick and disabled people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I reported yesterday that the United Nations (UN) is investigating the UK government's welfare "reforms" and the consequences of them for evidence of abuses of the human rights of sick and disabled...
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How could these thieves steal from a 5-year-old autistic boy?

How could these thieves steal from a 5-year-old autistic boy? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The gang struck while Carl Smith was on a weekend trip away with his mum Karon White. The raiders stole special turf worth £1,000, part of a sensory garden kit the youngster adored.
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Corbyn Scores Huge Win In Gateshead Debate

Corbyn Scores Huge Win In Gateshead Debate | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jeremy Corbyn was declared the winner of the final Labour leadership debate by a huge margin tonight, despite being accused of offering “false promises” by Yvette Cooper.

The Islington
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Jeremy Corbyn says 'fit for work' tests are causing suicides

Jeremy Corbyn says 'fit for work' tests are causing suicides | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The left-winger hit out after figures showed more than 2,500 sick and disabled people died soon after being told to find a job
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We are NOT taking care of our own, what the hell are we doing taking in refugee?

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This disabled man has lost HALF his care thanks to the Tories' cruellest cut

This disabled man has lost HALF his care thanks to the Tories' cruellest cut | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Just like 18,000 others on the Independent Living Fund, Gabriel Pepper was promised he'd be looked after. He says the reality is very different
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We aren't taking care of our own, how are we able to take care of others? This is just one of many incidences in what has and is happening in the way this country is NOT caring for sick and disabled people in our own country, thousands have died, thousands more miraculously cured of an incurable illness or disability and their only means stripped away. 

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Basic food prices has gone up by eight per cent

Basic food prices has gone up by eight per cent | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE cost of basic food and nonalcoholic drink in supermarkets may be rising much faster than believed.
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And the amount in the packages are shrinking. 

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Euro dream over as border controls return in face of tidal wave of EU migrants

Euro dream over as border controls return in face of tidal wave of EU migrants | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
EUROPE'S dream of open borders has turned into a "shambolic" nightmare as the migrant crisis reaches unmanageable levels - with even Germany saying it can no longer cope.
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Disabled protest outside town hall after cuts to care

Disabled protest outside town hall after cuts to care | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Fresh from clashing with police in the House of Commons disability campaigners organised another demonstration against the closure of the…
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Why the delay, DWP? The ONS has templates on calculating death rates

Why the delay, DWP? The ONS has templates on calculating death rates | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Did you know that the Department for Work and Pensions spent two years delaying the publication of death figures for incapacity benefit claimants when they could have been completed in a week? The ...
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More disability benefit data refused for release by DWP.

More disability benefit data refused for release by DWP. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Back in January I wrote about how my transition from DLA to PIP lost me £140 per month, and in March I posted about the saga I had with my Mandatory Reconsideration; both of these pieces demonstrat...
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It's Never Been More Important To Ask What's Wrong With Work

It's Never Been More Important To Ask What's Wrong With Work | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If work was really so fucking wonderful then nobody would resent people living on meagre unemployment benefits.  It might even be seen as a noble and selfless thing - to give up the wonderful oppor...
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DWP's death figures aren't adding up

DWP's death figures aren't adding up | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It seems clear that the new 'statistical releases' from the Department for Work and Pensions aren't worth the immense amount of time they took to prepare - other than as tools for confusion and cor...
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Government Finally Reveals That More Than 4,000 Died Within Six Weeks Of Being Deemed 'Fit For Work'

Government Finally Reveals That More Than 4,000 Died Within Six Weeks Of Being Deemed 'Fit For Work' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Figures released today show that between December 2011 to February 2014, 4,010 people died after being told they were fit for work, following a Work Capability Assessment (WCA). 40,680 died within ...
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A Group Of Student Lawyers Has Overturned 95% Of DWP Decisions Against 200 People Declared 'Fit For Work'

A Group Of Student Lawyers Has Overturned 95% Of DWP Decisions Against 200 People Declared 'Fit For Work' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A group of student lawyers in Bristol has overturned 95% of decisions made by the Department of Work and Pensions in relation to 200 people it deemed "fit for work".

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I would like to say thank you to all who stand up to help sick and disabled people through any and all of the process of applying for and or appealing their application for ESA/PIP; the Tories have had this planned for who knows how many years one of the first things they did was to stop legal aid so that people were unable to seek the justice everyone is supposed to be able to access. There are thousands upon thousands of people told they are fit for work when they CLEARLY are not and anyone who has had any part of enabling the government to do this are just as guilty. 

 

Take a few minutes to put yourself in the shoes of the vulnerable person, if you have ANY empathy in your heart at all you would NOT approve of what has been happening and is continuing to happen. Please take a stand and reach out to help stop the government from attacking our most vulnerable, petitions only take a minute to sign, write to your MP and counsels explaining your disgust, volunteer some time, etc., etc. Thank you.

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United Nations launches human rights probe into Iain Duncan Smith's welfare cuts

United Nations launches human rights probe into Iain Duncan Smith's welfare cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A charity chief has been told a top UN investigator will sweep into Britain after the Tories slashed disability benefits by £30 a week
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