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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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Crow’s mud figures will make visible the human cost of austerity

Crow’s mud figures will make visible the human cost of austerity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled artist-activist is about to begin sculpting 650 figures out of river mud, in a bid to “make visible the human cost of austerity” in the run-up to the general election. Liz Crow’s We Are ...
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DWP ‘threatened to dock terminally-ill woman’s benefits’ if she paid for her own funeral

DWP ‘threatened to dock terminally-ill woman’s benefits’ if she paid for her own funeral | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A terminally-ill woman was told by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that she risked being charged with an “offence” and would lose part of her benefits if she used an insurance policy win...
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Greens highlight Labour inclusion flaws at hustings, after Tory and Lib Dem no-show

Greens highlight Labour inclusion flaws at hustings, after Tory and Lib Dem no-show | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Campaigners have accused the Labour party of sharing the government’s appetite for segregating disabled children in special schools. Shadow minister Steve McCabe (pictured, right) was repeatedly cr...
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UN complaint puts ILF closure under international microscope

UN complaint puts ILF closure under international microscope | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people have asked the United Nations to investigate the government’s decision to shut down the Independent Living Fund (ILF). In a written complaint lodged this week, they say the decision...
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MPs want new benefit deaths watchdog

MPs want new benefit deaths watchdog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
MPs have called on the government to set up a new independent body – modelled on the police complaints watchdog – to investigate the deaths of benefit claimants. The recommendation for a new organi...
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Get involved please Disabled people need YOU!

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DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.
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Conservatives and Lib Dems plot secret vote against John Bercow

Conservatives and Lib Dems plot secret vote against John Bercow | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
William Hague will use his last day as MP putting forward motion that secret ballot should be held on Speaker’s future after general election
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The Families - Getting By

The Getting By families are typical of many Liverpool families in low paid employment in the difficulties they face.
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Home - Getting By? on low income for working families in Liverpool

Home - Getting By? on low income for working families in Liverpool | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Getting By? is a year long Liverpool based research project into the stark realities of living on low income for working families.
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Labour's 5-point plan to end Foodbank Britain by @realbritainros

Labour's 5-point plan to end Foodbank Britain by @realbritainros | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves tells Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones of the people she's met who NEED to see this Government ousted
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£19 per week benefits cut for working age claimants under Tories

£19 per week benefits cut for working age claimants under Tories | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The latest PIP, ESA and DLA news
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Austerity has hit disadvantaged children hardest, MPs and peers say

Austerity has hit disadvantaged children hardest,  MPs and peers say | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Report by joint committee on human rights says worst suffering has been inflicted on children from migrant and low-income families
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Our most vulnerable, been children or sick/disabled and those desperate for a job they are NOT the people responsible for the Global mess, that falls to the bankers and the greedy corporations and individuals. 

 

The Tories knew exactly what they intended to do and that attacking our most vulnerable and the poor was the easy way to do it; they stopped  legal aid so the majority would not have any legal recourse and have not given a damn what the consequences would be as long as they didn't lose a penny or a meal.

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Campaigners call for next government to ‘cease firing’ on welfare reform

Campaigners call for next government to ‘cease firing’ on welfare reform | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Plaid Cymru and the Green party – and a key figure in the SNP – have backed a call from disabled campaigners and carers for an “emergency ceasefire” on major parts of the government’s “fitness for ...
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Co-op pioneers set to ‘reignite debate’ on direct payments

Co-op pioneers set to ‘reignite debate’ on direct payments | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A pioneering project to set up a user-controlled cooperative should boost the number of disabled people in Wales who use direct payments to fund their own support. The Citizen Directed Co-operative...
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Residential training colleges face uncertain future after government shake-up

Residential training colleges face uncertain future after government shake-up | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Four of the country’s nine specialist residential training colleges for disabled people are facing an uncertain future, after the government announced a huge shake-up of specialist employability su...
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‘Assisted Suicide: The Musical’ gets Unlimited seal of approval

‘Assisted Suicide: The Musical’ gets Unlimited seal of approval | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A leading disabled artist and activist is hoping that securing funding to develop a musical about assisted suicide from a prestigious disability arts programme might help “tip the balance” in the c...
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Stevens comes out fighting in battle with anti-cuts activists

Stevens comes out fighting in battle with anti-cuts activists | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled activist and consultant has attempted to explain the aggressive tactics he has used to attack the anti-cuts campaigners he blames for hijacking the disability agenda. Simon Stevens has t...
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Tory and UKIP MEPS vote AGAINST proposals to crack down on tax dodging

Tory and UKIP MEPS vote AGAINST proposals to crack down on tax dodging | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Claims to be in favour of stamping out immoral tax practices were shown to be little more than lip service
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Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When Are You Going to Apologise?

Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When Are You Going to Apologise? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As a Conservative I have no pleasure in exposing David Cameron's deficit claims. However, as long as the party continues to talk down the economy via the blame game, confidence will not be given an opportunity to return. For it is an undeniable and i...
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How to Explain Autism to People – Autism

How to Explain Autism to People – Autism | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Simple guide to help people better understand the complexities of autism

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Game Over! Finally The Structural Deficit Exposed. — Medium

Game Over! Finally The Structural Deficit Exposed. — Medium | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Out 30th July 2014 via The Huffington Post
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Single parent? Attend the Jobcentre and get referred to social services as a troubled family. New trial at Ashton Jobcentre.

Single parent? Attend the Jobcentre and get referred to social services as a troubled family. New trial at Ashton Jobcentre. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yesterday I heard something very disturbing. A lady contacted me, she was very upset. She attended the Jobcentre for her signing on appointment and was confronted with something totally unexpected....
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Missing forms, missing medicals, missing qualifications

The latest PIP, ESA and DLA news
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Independent review of benefit sanctions regime urgently needed, say MPs

Independent review of benefit sanctions regime urgently needed, say MPs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cross-party report comes amid concerns that financial penalties have been issued inappropriately and caused hardship and destitution
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Nicky Morgan MP: Stop children and young people losing provision and support when transferring between a Statement of Special Educational Needs and an Education, Health and Care plan

Nicky Morgan MP: Stop children and young people losing provision and support when transferring between a Statement of Special Educational Needs and an Education, Health and Care plan | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In July 2014, The Children’s Minister Edward Timpson wrote;
‘No young person will miss out simply because the system is changing; I’ve made it clear that simply switching over to the new system should never be an excuse for children losing the support they currently have.’
Local Authorities have struggled to keep up with the changes, budgets have been slashed, training is poor and Legal Deadlines for the process are frequently breached. Far from enforcing the Statutory Transitional guidan
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