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Number of people in work claiming housing benefit soars

Number of people in work claiming housing benefit soars | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of working people relying on housing benefit to boost their income has doubled in five years, at a cost of billions of pounds to the taxpayer, a new analysis has disclosed.
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Petition: Amend PIP rules so that mentally disabled adults can get a Blue parking Badge

Petition: Amend PIP rules so that mentally disabled adults can get a Blue parking Badge | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Currently rules on personal independence payments mean that mobility points, which allow people to access a Blue Badge for disabled parking, are allocated on a physical capacity to walk only not mental impairment.
This is demonstrably unrealistic & impacts both people with disabilities and carers.
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DWP tells bed-ridden stroke victim to use food banks after admin error cuts benefits

DWP tells bed-ridden stroke victim to use food banks after admin error cuts benefits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A bed-ridden stroke victim was told to use food banks after an administrative error left him and his wife facing extreme poverty. Alan Buchanan, 65, has been bed bound after suffering several major seizures since he had his first stroke 15 years ago, and the once successful businessman is now entirely dependent on his wife Heather and the occasional visits of carers. The couple, from the small Scottish town of Callander, near Loch Lomond, said they now fear homelessness after their benefits were stopped because of an administrative error. 
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This is thanks to the last 7yrs of cuts, humiliation, neglect and abuse. This Theresa May is what your government have done and continue to do and is not a one off by a long shot, what are you going to do about it?
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Trump now agrees with the majority of Americans: He wasn't ready to be president

Trump now agrees with the majority of Americans: He wasn't ready to be president | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Donald Trump spent a great portion of 2016 insisting that being president would be easy - at least for him. HuffPost compiled a number of examples of him dismissing the problems that accompany the job as being easily dispatched. Building a wall on the border with Mexico is easy. Beating Hillary Clinton would be easy. Renegotiating the Iran deal would be easy. Paying down the national debt would be easy. Acting presidential? Easy. To a reporter from Reuters this week, though, Trump had a slightly different assessment of the presidency.
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Workplace Opportunities For All People On The Spectrum - Autism Parenting Magazine

Workplace Opportunities For All People On The Spectrum - Autism Parenting Magazine | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If you are the parent of a teenager with autism you may have already begun to think about what adulthood will bring for your child with respect to viable living options, access to necessary services and social opportunities. If you are the parent of a “high-functioning” teen, you may allow yourself to picture a future …
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Trump appeals for loyalty as 100th day fanfare threatens to fall flat

Trump appeals for loyalty as 100th day fanfare threatens to fall flat | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
President prepares for Saturday night rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as adviser Steve Bannon is thought to be behind focus on economic issues
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Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism - BBC One

Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism - BBC One | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Richard Mylan reflects on raising his son, who is on the autistic spectrum.
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Appeal for information on whereabouts of Rory Connor

Appeal for information on whereabouts of Rory Connor | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Appeal for information on whereabouts of Rory Connor
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Bedroom Tax success for people with disabilities

Bedroom Tax success for people with disabilities | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
London, Manchester & Liverpool injury & rights lawyers, phone 020 7650 1200 or 0161 393 3530
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Bank finally admits it failed disabled customer, after three-year battle

Bank finally admits it failed disabled customer, after three-year battle | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled activist has won a three-year battle with his bank over its refusal to allow him to communicate by email and provide him with a direct telephone contact number as reasonable adjustments.…
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Setback for taxi wheelchair access, after councils snub new laws

Setback for taxi wheelchair access, after councils snub new laws | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Local authorities are refusing to take simple measures that will provide new legal protection from discrimination for wheelchair-users who want to travel by taxi. On 6 April, the government finally…
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Disabled people face ‘unacceptable barriers’, and government must do more, say MPs

Disabled people face ‘unacceptable barriers’, and government must do more, say MPs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The barriers disabled people face in navigating the built environment are an “unacceptable” attack on their quality of life and right to equality, according to a committee of MPs. The report on dis…
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The Conservatives have been the biggest borrowers over the last 70 years

The Conservatives have been the biggest borrowers over the last 70 years | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I was interviewed twice on the radio on Friday evening to discuss John McDonnell's new fiscal rule, once on LBC and the other on Radio 5. In both cases the interviewers were quite explicit in stating that it was known that Labour always borrowed more than the Conservatives an
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Scotland bans private firms from carrying out benefits assessments 'for fairness'

Scotland bans private firms from carrying out benefits assessments 'for fairness' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Scotland will ban private firms from carrying out benefit assessments and work to create a system based on “dignity and respect”, ministers have announced. The Scottish government has gained new devolved welfare powers under the Scotland Act, and will create a new Social Security Agency to administer the benefits system.  
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Parking Lot Perfume Robbers

Parking Lot Perfume Robbers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rumor: Parking lot thieves are rendering their victims unconscious with perfume samples.
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Jack Monroe thanks 'campaign sponsor' Katie Hopkins in election bid

Jack Monroe thanks 'campaign sponsor' Katie Hopkins in election bid | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jack Monroe has announced plans to stand in the general election and thanked Katie Hopkins for her “unwitting contribution” to their campaign. The food blo
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Local Bikers Arrive To Support A Bullied Girl And Send A Message To Her Offender

Local Bikers Arrive To Support A Bullied Girl And Send A Message To Her Offender | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thanks to a few bikers, she’s not scared anymore
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100% Man everyone of them!
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Top 10 Things My Child with Autism Needs in His Life - Autism Parenting Magazine

Top 10 Things My Child with Autism Needs in His Life - Autism Parenting Magazine | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I am asked time and time again what items we use for our son with autism to make his life and our lives easier.  So, here is a breakdown of the things that he (or we) couldn’t live without. Disclaimer: These are the things that work for my son, Liam. I am not claiming these …
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Nursing regulator finally clarifies stats on benefit assessment complaints

Nursing regulator finally clarifies stats on benefit assessment complaints | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The nursing regulator has finally clarified how many disabled people have lodged complaints about nurses who have carried out disability benefit assessments for government contractors. The figure p…
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EHRC threatens Premier League clubs with formal investigations over access failings

EHRC threatens Premier League clubs with formal investigations over access failings | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Only three out of 20 Premier League football clubs have met minimum requirements on providing accessible spaces and seating for disabled fans, according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission …
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Minister announces new PIP flexibility on Motability… but no sign of scheme extension

Minister announces new PIP flexibility on Motability… but no sign of scheme extension | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people hit by the government’s benefit reassessment programme will be able to keep their Motability vehicles for up to six months while they appeal against losing their eligibility, thanks…
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