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London rents more than twice national average | News | Inside Housing

The average London rent is now 102 per cent more than the national average, according to analysis released today.
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Councils sit on £67m in emergency help for poor

Councils sit on £67m in emergency help for poor | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Record numbers of families have pleas for help rejected even though councils in England are failing to spend allocated cash
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Hundreds diagnosed with malnutrition in Wales amid anger over dependence on foodbanks

Hundreds diagnosed with malnutrition in Wales amid anger over dependence on foodbanks | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Patients treated for cases of 'severe acute malnutrition' normally associated with the developing world, figures show
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Food bank blow is new low for the Mail on Sunday

Food bank blow is new low for the Mail on Sunday | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Isn't it a shame that on of our national Sunday newspapers has chosen to disrupt everybody's enjoyment of our Easter eggs with a specious attempt to expose abuses of food banks and make operator th...
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Oops! Mail on Sunday hack f*cks up his story attacking food banks

Oops! Mail on Sunday hack f*cks up his story attacking food banks | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Mail!) The Mail on Sunday sent out one of its most experienced reporters to do a hatchet job on food banks and Citizens' Advice Centres today. Mail hack Ross Slater even lied...
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Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants - next week

Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants - next week | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I have just sent out a 'diary marker' to press organisations, notifying them of the Information Tribunal that will be held in Cardiff next week. Inevitably, there will be organisations I have misse...
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Government admits it should not have axed disability benefits of Asperger’s sufferer who starved to death

Government admits it should not have axed disability benefits of Asperger’s sufferer who starved to death | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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How to picture child poverty: The Mirror may have used a stock photo, but there was nothing fake about the story

How to picture child poverty: The Mirror may have used a stock photo, but there was nothing fake about the story | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Twitter is many things, and one of them is a gigantic classroom full of insufferable swots with their hands up going “Me! Me! I know! I know!” You cannot get away with anything without a Twitter swot pointing out you are wrong. So when the Mirror ran a picture of a crying child, apparently hungry, to illustrate its front-page story that one million Britons (including 330,000 children) are now using food banks, up popped someone to declare that the youngster was not British, but American, she was not crying because she was starving, but because she had lost her pet earthworm, and it had been taken in 2009, not 2014. It turned out the Mirror had used a picture by the American photographer Lauren Rosenbaum, who had documented her daughter Anne’s tears over the earthworm, and later had sold it to Getty’s picture library for general use.
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Christian charity hits back over Tory attacks on food banks

Christian charity hits back over Tory attacks on food banks | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Praise from David Cameron for Trussell Trust at odds with Iain Duncan Smith attack
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Holidays are precious, but work dominates our lives more than ever

Holidays are precious, but work dominates our lives more than ever | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Deborah Orr: The world is changing profoundly, and traditional working patterns have fallen out of step. We need to reclaim our free time
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Labour considers raising national insurance to fix £30bn NHS 'black hole'

Labour considers raising national insurance to fix £30bn NHS 'black hole' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Drastic action needed to keep NHS in anything like its current form, says former minister Frank Field, as elderly care costs rise
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NHS whistleblower wins landmark dismissal case - Telegraph

NHS whistleblower wins landmark dismissal case - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"Dystopian" culture of NHS laid bare by landmark whistleblower ruling, MPs say
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From 2013: Neglect and Low Standards at Bupa Care Homes in Scotland

From 2013: Neglect and Low Standards at Bupa Care Homes in Scotland | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This is from Private Eye's edition for the 1st - 14th November 2013. Bupa in Scotland Home Affront Something appears to be seriously wrong within Bupa care homes in Scotland. Company bosses were su...
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Iain Duncan Smith defends controversial welfare reforms in Summerseat visit

Iain Duncan Smith defends controversial welfare reforms in Summerseat visit | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
CONTROVERSIAL welfare reforms, including tougher checks for those claiming disability benefits, were defended by a government minister on a visit to a mental health service in Summerseat.
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Let's talk about sex education and disability

Let's talk about sex education and disability | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
For years the need of disabled people for sex and relationship education has been ignored. Campaigners want this sweep-it-under-the-carpet attitude to change, writes Teresa Fitzherbert
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You Can Help These Dogs, All You Have To Do Is Watch This Video

You Can Help These Dogs, All You Have To Do Is Watch This Video | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This video might be the most clever way to raise money for dogs in need, because all you need to do is watch it.

"Just by watching these puppies, you're raising money for dogs in need," says the narrator in the video above. "You se...
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Fabian View on Necessity of People Knowing Legal and Constitutional Rights

Fabian View on Necessity of People Knowing Legal and Constitutional Rights | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I found this paragraph in Peter Archer's chapter on 'The Constitution' in Fabian Essays in Socialist Thought, ed. Ben Pimlott (London: Heinemann 1984) 117-31 (122). Secondly, if the rights of the c...
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Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants - next week

Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants - next week | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I have just sent out a 'diary marker' to press organisations, notifying them of the Information Tribunal that will be held in Cardiff next week. Inevitably, there will be organisations I have misse...
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'We were wrong': Government admits it should not have axed disability benefits of Asperger's sufferer who starved to death just five months later weighing five-and-a-half stone

'We were wrong': Government admits it should not have axed disability benefits of Asperger's sufferer who starved to death just five months later weighing five-and-a-half stone | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mark Wood, 44, weighed just five-and-a-half stone when he died after staff from Government contractor Atos assessed him as being fit to work - despite suffering from more than seven disabilities and illnesses, including Asperger's syndrome.
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Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Wreckage could be found within a week as search reaches 'very critical juncture', says minister

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Wreckage could be found within a week as search reaches 'very critical juncture', says minister | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is at “a very critical juncture”, with the area officials believe the wreckage could be in narrowing significantly over the next two days, Malaysia’s acting transport minister has said.
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Gareth Myatt died 10 years ago, but prison restraint on children continues

Gareth Myatt died 10 years ago, but prison restraint on children continues | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Carolyne Willow: The method of restraint that ended up killing Gareth in Rainsbrook may have been phased out, but questions surround its replacement
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Foreign doctors 'should face tougher skills test before practising in UK'

Foreign doctors 'should face tougher skills test before practising in UK' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Studies published in British Medical Journal say medics trained overseas are often not as competent as those schooled in UK
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HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data

HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Firms could buy 'anonymised' financial details under scheme described by senior Tory MP as 'borderline insane'
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Benefits claimants who smoke & have satellite TV pay the penalty

Benefits claimants who smoke & have satellite TV pay the penalty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE debate over benefits claimants being denied money from a hardship fund if they smoke or own a satellite dish has reopened. It comes after it emerged North Lincolnshire Council had only spent 17...
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NHS whistleblower: I was accused of fraud and sexual impropriety - Telegraph

NHS whistleblower: I was accused of fraud and sexual impropriety - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dr Raj Mattu, a cardiologist who “hounded mercilessly” out of his job after raising concerns about patient safety, says hospital tried to blacken his name and put him under surveillance
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Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants - next week

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