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English rough sleeping numbers soar » Housing » 24dash.com

English rough sleeping numbers soar » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rough sleeping has soared by 37% in England in the last three years, official statistics have revealed.
The Department for Communities and Local Government's shocking figures show a 5% rise on last year, with 2,414 people reported by councils as sle...
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Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair

Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A report published today by Just Fair finds that the UK government is in breach of its legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people.
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More than 1,500 babies born addicted to heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs every year

More than 1,500 babies born addicted to heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs every year | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In some cases, the tots have to be given opiates to wean them off heroin after being born with symptoms such as fever, severe vomiting and diarrhoea
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Year-long inquiry will probe disabled people’s extra living costs

Year-long inquiry will probe disabled people’s extra living costs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Manchester United finally admits Tanni was right on wheelchair spaces

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Capita ignores reasonable adjustments, and then sacks disabled worker

Capita ignores reasonable adjustments, and then sacks disabled worker | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Cuts have hit disabled people harder, says equality watchdog report

Cuts have hit disabled people harder, says equality watchdog report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Sobriety tags might prove better than prison at helping the alcohol-dependent

Sobriety tags might prove better than prison at helping the alcohol-dependent | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Deborah Orr: Bracelets that monitor offenders' alcohol intake, now due to be trialled in London, combine punishment and opportunity in a way that prison rarely does
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Sharp rise in UK antisemitic attacks since start of Gaza conflict

Sharp rise in UK antisemitic attacks since start of Gaza conflict | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Figures show hate crimes against Jewish people rose by 36% to 304 in first half of 2014, followed by 130 in July alone
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Mental Health - Ending the Silence

Mental Health - Ending the Silence | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One of the things I am most proud of our party for in government, is the emphasis we are putting on mental health. I want to pay tribute to Paul Burstow and Norman Lamb for their work on this and I also want to thank Lib Dem party members like Lee D...
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School's out? Peers ask Government to use summer holidays to reflect on controversial judicial review reforms - Angela Patrick

School's out? Peers ask Government to use summer holidays to reflect on controversial judicial review reforms - Angela Patrick | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Angela Patrick, Director of Human Rights Policy at JUSTICE provides a summary of the House of Lords debate on Government proposals to reform judicial review in Part 4 of the Criminal Justice and Co...
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Saving our Safety Net

Saving our Safety Net | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Government’s review of EU powers: no support for repatriation | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Government’s review of EU powers: no support for repatriation | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Last summer, I blogged about the government’s Balance of Competences Review and the first batch of reports. I concluded then that the reports must have been
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Confirmed - The FULL Impact of Cuts Disabled People Face

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Confirmed - The FULL Impact of Cuts Disabled People Face | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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David Cameron blew nearly £9,000 taxpayers’ cash on showbiz party snubbed by top Hollywood names

David Cameron blew nearly £9,000 taxpayers’ cash on showbiz party snubbed by top Hollywood names | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
No10 had hoped for Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Benedict Cumberbatch but only ended up with Cilla Black, Bruce Forsyth and Ronnie Corbett
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Council’s silence over abuse review’s failings

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David Cameron and George Osborne cash in on secret tax deal for Downing Street homes

David Cameron and George Osborne cash in on secret tax deal for Downing Street homes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The multi-millionaire Tories are quids in after a dramatic change to the way their grace-and-favour homes are valued for tax purposes
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Decade of failure for airlines on website access

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Minister caught misleading government’s benefits advisors

Minister caught misleading government’s benefits advisors | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Unthinkable? Publish the Downing Street grid

Unthinkable? Publish the Downing Street grid | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Editorial: In summer, government efforts to manage the news cycle are more obvious than ever. Let’s end the pretence and publish the grid in advance
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Cameron and Osborne face questions over taxpayer-funded coastal visits

Cameron and Osborne face questions over taxpayer-funded coastal visits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Prime minister and chancellor accused of paying special attention to marginal seats as they visit Eastbourne's fire ravaged pier
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Foodbanks Bad, Welfare State Good?

Foodbanks Bad, Welfare State Good? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It is demeaning, they argue, to stand in line for a food parcel. But is it really any less demeaning to stand in a not dissimilar line at the door of a job centre or welfare office. Don't both turn people into state dependents?...
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Inequality rife among black and minority ethnic staff in the NHS

Inequality rife among black and minority ethnic staff in the NHS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
BME staff endure inequalities at work, against a background of struggles with racism and discrimination, explains Mala Rao
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Welfare recipients aren't bludgers, and they deserve respect from Joe Hockey

Welfare recipients aren't bludgers, and they deserve respect from Joe Hockey | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Anthony Albanese: People whose marriage broke down, or who are living with a mental illness, or who need help to improve their lives, shouldn’t be treated with suspicion
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Protection for women against all forms of violence just got better | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Protection for women against all forms of violence just got better | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ending violence against women got a little easier from today (1 August 2014). A significant milestone has been reached with the coming into force of the
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The demand for government bonds continues – so why not exploit it?

The demand for government bonds continues – so why not exploit it? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ever since austerity programmes began  they have been justified by a number of rather bizarre economic arguments.

The first of these was that government borrowing would squeeze out private investment. There is no evidence that this is happened. Instead, it appears that big business is choosing to sit on enormous piles...
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DWP outlines budgeting support for universal credit claimants » Housing » 24dash.com

DWP outlines budgeting support for universal credit claimants » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions issued a general reminder that it has joined forces with the Money Advice Service and local authorities to provide free impartial budgeting support to all those who need it.
"Universal credit will replace the com...
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