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Making Rights Make Sense: Lies, damn lies and statistics

Making Rights Make Sense: Lies, damn lies and statistics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
‘Eleven million people in Britain – with an estimated combined spending power of £80billion – have a disability’ claimed Mark Harper this week, as the government called on the UK tourism industry t...
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Blaming the victim, all over again: Waddell and Aylward’s biopsychosocial (BPS) model of disability

Blaming the victim, all over again: Waddell and Aylward’s biopsychosocial (BPS) model of disability | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Son of OAP forced to lie in street waiting for ambulance thanks Good Samaritans

Son of OAP forced to lie in street waiting for ambulance thanks Good Samaritans | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

The 86-year-old woman - who had suffered a broken shoulder - was found ‘extremely confused’ and struggling along the road at 1.30am
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Boy, 8, tries to kill himself after telling mother 'being asleep is easier'

Boy, 8, tries to kill himself after telling mother 'being asleep is easier' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A mother has talked about the moment her eight-year-old son who has autism tried to kill himself after telling her “being asleep is easier than being awake.”  Rex Morgan, from Hampshire, suffers from Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Flare Magazine - Fibromyalgia, ME & CF awareness UK

Flare Magazine - Fibromyalgia, ME & CF awareness UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A magazine for all people affected by either fibromyalgia, ME & CF. UK based & packed full of useful info and support
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Cases of malnutrition continue to soar in the UK

Cases of malnutrition continue to soar in the UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) have released figures that show 391 people died from malnutrition in 2015. There were 746 hospital admissions for malnutrition in just 12 months. The statistics also show two people in the UK are admitted to hospital with the condition every day in what campaigners have called a "national scandal."  Health minister…
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3 Types of Perpetrators and Their Grooming Patterns | Defend Innocence

3 Types of Perpetrators and Their Grooming Patterns | Defend Innocence | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Infant Permanently Blinded From Loved One’s Simple Mistake We All Make

Infant Permanently Blinded From Loved One’s Simple Mistake We All Make | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The new parents had just enjoyed an afternoon introducing their infant to other family members when the
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Experts call for focus on Access to Work, adjustments, attitudes… and funding

Experts call for focus on Access to Work, adjustments, attitudes… and funding | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled experts have suggested a raft of ways in which the government could help to fulfil its commitment to halving the disability employment gap.The ideas came during a public evidence session h…
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PIP computer system crashes again… twice

PIP computer system crashes again… twice | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Problems with the flawed computer system used to deal with claims for the government’s new disability benefit have left hundreds of callers stuck in lengthy telephone queues.The system used for new…
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New pre-natal testing technique is ‘further NHS step towards eugenics’

New pre-natal testing technique is ‘further NHS step towards eugenics’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government plans to introduce a new, safer form of pre-natal testing for Down’s syndrome and other conditions send a message to disabled people that they are “better off being dead than being born”…
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Nearly one in three staff laid off by HMRC are disabled, says union

Nearly one in three staff laid off by HMRC are disabled, says union | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nearly a third of employees who have lost their jobs in an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) compulsory redundancy programme are disabled people, union officials have revealed.Members of the Public and…
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‘I stood there as people told my daughter to jump’

‘I stood there as people told my daughter to jump’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A shattered mum who watched on helplessly as onlookers told her daughter to “jump” as she threatened to leap from a multi-storey car park today said: “I have seen the worst of humanity.”
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Humanity at it's worse and sadly more and more people have no empathy towards others at all!
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‘Shocking’ Rio funding crisis could see 50 countries forced to withdraw

‘Shocking’ Rio funding crisis could see 50 countries forced to withdraw | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Paralympians have spoken of their shock at learning that 50 of the poorest nations could have to withdraw from next month’s Paralympic Games in Rio because of financial problems facing Brazil’s org…
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Junior doctors contract 'must be suspended' due to damning 7-day NHS claims

Junior doctors contract 'must be suspended' due to damning 7-day NHS claims | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The controversial new junior doctors’ contract must be suspended pending an inquiry into damning claims that plans for a 7-day NHS are ridden with danger, the Deputy Labour Leader has said. Tom Watson demanded an inquiry after leaked papers outlined a string of potential problems with the 7-day proposals cited by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as the key reason for imposing the contract. It comes after internal documents suggested the NHS has too few staff and too little money to deliver the government’s plan.
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'Collapse' in wages leaves more than 1.5m families in extreme debt

'Collapse' in wages leaves more than 1.5m families in extreme debt | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A “collapse” in the value of pay, alongside soaring unsecured debt means 1.6 million families are now living in extreme debt in the UK, according to a new report. Excluding mortgages, unsecured debt increased by £48 billion to £353 billion in the three years to 2015, according to figures from the TUC and Unison. The unions’ joint report, Britain in the Red, said there were 3.2 million households in “problem debt”, paying out more than a quarter of household income on unsecured debt repayments.
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British government dismisses concerns about selling arms to Saudi Arabia

British government dismisses concerns about selling arms to Saudi Arabia | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Government has dismissed concerns that it is in “denial and disarray” over its continued sales of arms to Saudi Arabia. The autocratic petro-state is currently engaged in a bombing campaign in Yemen where it has blown up hospitals, schools, and weddings as part of its intervention against Houthi rebels.  Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN’s high commissioner for human rights, has said that “carnage” caused by certain Saudi coalition airstrikes against civilian targets appear to be war crimes.
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Junior doctors' 'seven day NHS' fears are shared by Jeremy Hunt's OWN staff

Junior doctors' 'seven day NHS' fears are shared by Jeremy Hunt's OWN staff | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Workforce overload is the biggest danger flagged up by Department of Health officials
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The new neoliberal witch prickers and an open letter to university ‘leaders’ from Academics Anonymous

The new neoliberal witch prickers and an open letter to university ‘leaders’ from Academics Anonymous | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In February 2015, the characteristically intemperate David Cameron said that the Conservatives are "waging an all-out war on mediocrity" in schools. In higher education, there is a drive to quantify the humanities and make them achievement-oriented instead of collaborative and intellectual. This is a government that have already proposed a retrogressive, enforced segregation of pupils based on ability, setting…
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Polished Man

Polished Man | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I'm painting my nail for YGAP's Polished Man campaign. Please give generously!
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Countdown to Rio: Nicholls looks for a ‘crowning’ achievement

Countdown to Rio: Nicholls looks for a ‘crowning’ achievement | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
She joined Hannah Cockroft on her lap of honour after finishing seventh behind Britain’s double gold medallist in the T34 200 metres in London 2012.But four years on, Mel Nicholls believes she has …
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Conwy woman with rare blood condition forced to sell possessions after being told she's 'fit to work'

Conwy woman with rare blood condition forced to sell possessions after being told she's 'fit to work' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Wendy Smith, 62, from Kinmel Bay is refusing to claim for Jobseekers Allowance because she says she is not fit to return to work
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Paralympians’ surprise at IPC failure to store samples from London 2012

Paralympians’ surprise at IPC failure to store samples from London 2012 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
British Paralympians have expressed surprise and disappointment after learning that drug cheats from the London and Beijing Paralympics will escape exposure because the world governing body could n…
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New pre-natal testing technique is ‘further NHS step towards eugenics’

New pre-natal testing technique is ‘further NHS step towards eugenics’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government plans to introduce a new, safer form of pre-natal testing for Down’s syndrome and other conditions send a message to disabled people that they are “better off being dead than being born”…
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I'm a DWP call handler and have no time to care about your disability claim

I'm a DWP call handler and have no time to care about your disability claim | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When you cry down the phone I feel like crying too, but if I speak to you for longer than 23 minutes and go off-script I risk losing my job
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Bus companies ‘using loopholes’ to evade access laws

Bus companies ‘using loopholes’ to evade access laws | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Public transport providers and local authorities are using loopholes in legislation to avoid their legal obligations to ensure that buses are accessible to disabled people, campaigners fear.They be…
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