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Autism care standards need to be improved, says Nice

Autism care standards need to be improved, says Nice | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence pushes for consistent treatment across England
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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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15 Labour MPs release statement calling for change in party policy direction

15 Labour MPs release statement calling for change in party policy direction | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A group of 15 Labour MPs have issued a public statement this morning, expressing concern about elements of Labour's policy agenda, and urging a change of course in three key areas. The letter - signed by MPs on the left of the Parliamentary Labour Party - calls for an alternative to Labour's current
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I'm frightened of needing the loo: #100days100stories

I'm frightened of needing the loo: #100days100stories | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Angie first shared her story with us in March 2014. We're republishing it here as part of Scope's 100 Days, 100 Stories campaign. How would you feel if you couldn't have a drink of water, because t...
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In social policy there’s no escaping the big generational divide

In social policy there’s no escaping the big generational divide | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tom Clark: The protection of the state pension and the NHS under the coalition suggest a systematic bias against the young
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Delays and disarray shatter lives of new disability claimants

Delays and disarray shatter lives of new disability claimants | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people waiting more than a year for benefits as personal independence payments (PIP) come under scrutiny by MPs
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Poorest hit hardest by coalition changes, says report

Poorest hit hardest by coalition changes, says report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cuts to welfare offset by tax cuts higher up income scale, with no overall contribution to paying down deficit, study finds
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George Osborne urges ministers to fast-track fracking measures in leaked letter

George Osborne urges ministers to fast-track fracking measures in leaked letter | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Chancellor’s list of requests, including responding to ‘asks’ from Cuadrilla, laid out in leaked letter to cabinet colleagues
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I was forced to rent a shared bedroom with a stranger

I was forced to rent a shared bedroom with a stranger | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rachael Blyth: As an aspiring actor, heavily in debt and with no deposit, I had no other option when faced with London’s sky-high rents
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Government pumps tens of millions of pounds into Coalition MPs' constiituencies ahead of polling day - Telegraph

Government pumps tens of millions of pounds into Coalition MPs' constiituencies ahead of polling day - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nearly all of the £36million went to Tory or LibDem areas. In one instance Norman Lamb, the care minister, was allowed to unveil a £500,000 grant to upgrade a station in his own constituency - forcing Downing Street to defend him
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Ed Miliband promises that Labour will save the Independent Living Fund.

Ed Miliband promises that Labour will save the Independent Living Fund. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
    Trudie McGuinness ‏@trudiemc @IlfSave At a Q&A with @Ed_Miliband this morning, he gave a solid and passionate commitment that @UKLabour *will* #saveIFL. We're with you. Ed Miliband Promises...
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This Election, It's Time to Take on the Scandal of Tax-Dodging

This Election, It's Time to Take on the Scandal of Tax-Dodging | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
We all pay our tax. But as we've seen from scandal after scandal in the last few years, companies like Amazon, Google and Starbucks can get away without paying their fair share. Every year the UK loses billions of pounds to corporate tax dodging....
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Government faces major setback on fracking as MPs call for total ban

Government faces major setback on fracking as MPs call for total ban | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Joan Walley, Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent, has said that Shale fracking should be put on hold in the UK because it is incompatible with our climate change targets and could pose significant localis...
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Rachel Reeves could single-handedly lose the election for Labour

Rachel Reeves could single-handedly lose the election for Labour | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I'll say it if nobody else will - Rachel Reeves is so stupid she could lose Labour the election. Work and Pensions is a gaping policy open-goal for the Tories but Ms Reeves can't see this and wants...
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Angry MPs slam IDS’s ‘cruel trick’

Angry MPs slam IDS’s ‘cruel trick’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The only English-language socialist daily newspaper in the world, published six days a week.
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Stephen Hawking: NHS is Britain's finest public service and must be preserved from commercial interests

Stephen Hawking: NHS is Britain's finest public service and must be preserved from commercial interests | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The NHS "must be preserved from commercial interests who want to privatise it", Professor Stephen Hawking has warned, in a heartfelt tribute to the health service, recorded to accompany a new documentary about his life.
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100 stories in 100 days - Scope's new campaign

100 stories in 100 days - Scope's new campaign | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A lot of people don’t know a disabled person or really understand their life. As a result, almost two thirds of us feel awkward, panic or avoid interaction with disabled people – and that goes for ...
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Food banks: MPs call for fresh inquiry into scale of UK food poverty

Food banks: MPs call for fresh inquiry into scale of UK food poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A cross-party group of MPs has called on government to commission research into the extent and causes of food insecurity and the growth in food banks
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Health, housing, poverty: the coalition's social policy record audited

Health, housing, poverty: the coalition's social policy record audited | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The coalition promised that austerity cuts would be shared equally between rich and poor, young and old. It didn’t turn out quite like that, a new study finds
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David Cameron is trolling television companies

David Cameron is trolling television companies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron has said he will only take part in televised election debates if broadcasters invite Northern Ireland to the table.
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All bar the Tories want constitutional reform. Another reason to keep them out

All bar the Tories want constitutional reform. Another reason to keep them out | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: First thoughts: The monstrous injustice of the first-past-the-post system is just one of our democratic bugs. Fixing it could address voter apathy
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Cameron cuts, and the money is recycled to the rich

Cameron cuts, and the money is recycled to the rich | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: Labour should take heart from the half of people who want an end to austerity and rising inequality
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TUC launches guide in 13 languages to tackle migrant worker exploitation

New online guides to help combat the exploitation of migrant workers, so that everyone is treated fairly, are being launched today (Friday) by the TUC. The guide Working in the UK is available in 13 languages, including Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian.
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Devastated dad begs heartless thieves to return bag stolen from son who has special needs

Devastated dad begs heartless thieves to return bag stolen from son who has special needs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Darren Warren, who has Down Syndrome, had a picture book and MP3 player in the bag when it was taken in Co Louth on January 17
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Knowing M.E, Knowing You

Knowing M.E, Knowing You | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Imagine being told with utter conviction from a stranger that what you had - whether it's an illness, the ability to recite the seven times table, or an actual living entity like a cat in your arms - wasn't actually real, and all because they once re...
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The Sexual Politics of Autism – Phenomena: Only Human

The Sexual Politics of Autism – Phenomena: Only Human | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A diagnosis of autism is almost five times more common in boys than girls. But a new study suggest the sex differences in autism have been greatly exaggerated.
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