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I'm halfway through an alcohol-free year. Could you do it?

I'm halfway through an alcohol-free year. Could you do it? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lea Emery: My British friends think I'm crazy. My American friends are somewhat amused, but I'm sticking with my plan to abstain
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Labour conference: Young campaigner calls for fellow workers to spread the word

Labour conference: Young campaigner calls for fellow workers to spread the word | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A young campaigner has called on other disabled people to share their experiences of successful employment in order to help narrow the disability employment gap.Lauren Pitt told a fringe meeting at…
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Labour conference: Disabled members welcome Corbyn’s re-election

Labour conference: Disabled members welcome Corbyn’s re-election | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled party members have given overwhelming backing to the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour party.Corbyn was elected with 62 per cent of the vote, in a result announced on th…
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Labour conference: Party ‘must do more on rights and inclusion’

Labour conference: Party ‘must do more on rights and inclusion’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour needs to do far more to address issues of disability rights and the inclusion of disabled people in society, two leading disabled academics have told a fringe meeting at the party’s annual c…
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DWP issued guidance that made suicides more likely, then ‘lied’ to cover its tracks

DWP issued guidance that made suicides more likely, then ‘lied’ to cover its tracks | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government has secretly made major changes to guidance given to “fitness for work” benefits assessors that has put the lives of thousands of disabled claimants at risk… and then “lied” about wh…
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How to win a PIP appeal

How to win a PIP appeal | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If you made a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and you didn't get the award that you think you were entitled to, you don't have to give up. This guide will help you decide if you should challenge the decision. It, and the accompanying tool, will help you ask the DWP to look at their decision again. This is called a 'mandatory reconsideration’. If they don’t change the decision straight away, this guide shows you how to appeal the decision and win. (You must ask for a reconsideration before you can appeal). This guide is for everybody who thinks the DWP made the wrong decision about their application for PIP.
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Deputy Labour leader launches petition to block GP report charge

Deputy Labour leader launches petition to block GP report charge | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Deputy Labour Party leader Tom Watson has launched a petition to block GPs from charging domestic abuse victims for medical reports.
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George Osborne lets the cat out of the bag and finally admits the truth about austerity [VIDEO] | The Canary

George Osborne lets the cat out of the bag and finally admits the truth about austerity [VIDEO] | The Canary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A startling interview
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Police called to town centre assault

Police called to town centre assault | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

POLICE were called to the town centre after a woman was assaulted on Saturday night.
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Clinton stays calm while Trump loses cool during first presidential debate

Clinton stays calm while Trump loses cool during first presidential debate | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Clinton repeatedly puts Trump on defensive, accusing him of perpetrating a ‘racist lie’ with birther movement and ‘stiffing thousands’ of blue-collar workers
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Teenager in critical condition after road accident

Teenager in critical condition after road accident | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Georgia Addy in induced coma as mum asks for witnesses to come forward
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Government agency ‘blocked attempts to expose abuse of bus access loophole’

Government agency ‘blocked attempts to expose abuse of bus access loophole’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Some bus companies are taking advantage of a loophole that means they can avoid their legal obligations to ensure their buses are accessible to disabled people, the industry’s own trade association…
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DWP sends woman’s confidential WCA report to privacy campaigner

DWP sends woman’s confidential WCA report to privacy campaigner | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled benefit claimant is set to lodge a complaint with the information commissioner after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) sent him highly confidential medical details belonging to …
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Speaker ‘must take a stance’ on job-share MPs

Speaker ‘must take a stance’ on job-share MPs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The speaker of the House of Commons must “take a stance” on calls for new laws that would allow candidates to stand jointly for election as job-share MPs, according to the disabled president of the…
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Labour conference: Abrahams says party will scrap WCA… but not sanctions

Labour conference: Abrahams says party will scrap WCA… but not sanctions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A Labour government would replace the “discredited” fitness for work test with a new assessment but it would not scrap benefit sanctions, the party’s shadow work and pensions secretary has admitted…
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Appeal to trace missing teen

Appeal to trace missing teen | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of a 15 year-old boy who has gone missing again.
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Teen mum turned Labour MP: Why Angela Rayner should have the Tories running scared 

Teen mum turned Labour MP: Why Angela Rayner should have the Tories running scared  | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There was one stand-out moment of the Labour party conference.
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Baby who lived in car with homeless parents dies

Baby who lived in car with homeless parents dies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Friends of the family say the tot's parents now "have nothing to live for" after they lost their baby son Donald so soon after his difficult birth
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There is no excuse for this in a rich country, NO EXCUSE!
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GPs to be asked to submit undated mass resignation letters

GPs to be asked to submit undated mass resignation letters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
GPs will be asked to sign undated letters of resignation, as the Northern Irish GPC takes forward the plan English colleagues have scrapped.
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Cash Not Care: the planned demolition of the UK welfare state

The latest PIP, ESA and DLA news
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Fifty Labour figures unite on reforms so ‘take back control’ means something

Fifty Labour figures unite on reforms so ‘take back control’ means something | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Senior MPs back six-point charter to restore trust post-Brexit
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Virtual abolition of PIP, DLA and ESA appeal tribunals as we know them

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84-year-old MP annihilates the mainstream media, in 30 seconds flat [VIDEO] | The Canary

84-year-old MP annihilates the mainstream media, in 30 seconds flat [VIDEO] | The Canary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dennis Skinner delivers some home truths.
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No Blacks, No Irish, No Jews, No Dogs and now No Disabled in Tory Policy

No Blacks, No Irish, No Jews, No Dogs and now No Disabled in Tory Policy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yesterday at the National Housing Federation conference the DWP clarified what was seen as an ambiguity in the DWP Minister's statement last week.  A DWP policy wonk Darrell Smith confirming  - in this disgracefully undemocratic bypassing of any scrutiny way - that the LHA maxima cap policy will apply to ALL EXISTING vulnerable tenants in…
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