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Glasgow's homeless hostel scandal trumps the Scottish independence debate

Glasgow's homeless hostel scandal trumps the Scottish independence debate | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Kevin McKenna: The appalling conditions in the Bellgrove hotel are a horrifying reminder of how we treat our poorest and most defeated citizens
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False economies are leaving the mentally ill vulnerable

False economies are leaving the mentally ill vulnerable | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sean Duggan: Cutbacks are leaving adults and children without the support they need, just when it is most wanted
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Councils cut free school buses in blow to parents' freedom of choice

Councils cut free school buses in blow to parents' freedom of choice | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cutbacks across England and Wales mean pupils will only get transport to nearest school
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Cash-strapped local governments could be forced to ditch subsidised bus services for the elderly and disabled

Cash-strapped local governments could be forced to ditch subsidised bus services for the elderly and disabled | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Vital bus services for the elderly and disabled are under threat because a Government cash squeeze has left town halls struggling to pick up bills for free travel, council leaders warned last night.
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Big bullies go after most vulnerable as usual - cowards!

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Odds on rough ride in the Lords for Gambling Bill as Ofcom study raises question of children’s exposure to advertising

Odds on rough ride in the Lords for Gambling Bill as Ofcom study raises question of children’s exposure to advertising | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Concerns that an explosion in pre-watershed television betting advertisements is schooling a generation of children in gambling have led to plans in the House of Lords to derail the Government’s Gambling Bill.
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Ed Miliband gains backing from Lord Owen as Labour approves reforms

Ed Miliband gains backing from Lord Owen as Labour approves reforms | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ed Miliband secured the significant backing – and a cash donation – from former SDP leader David Owen as the Labour leader won his party’s support for reforming its links with the trade unions.
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Local councils breaking childcare laws as working parents forced to rely on charity of friends and family

Local councils breaking childcare laws as working parents forced to rely on charity of friends and family | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Millions of children across Britain are being denied local childcare by councils, with working parents forced to rely on the charity of friends and family, according to a report to be released on Tuesday.
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We should be learning from Germany's revival - Telegraph

We should be learning from Germany's revival - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When it comes to running an economy prepared for the future, we have a lot more to learn from Germany than Germany has from us
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UK unemployment benefit less generous than Romania, Albania and the US

UK unemployment benefit less generous than Romania, Albania and the US | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Well now. Here’s an interesting ranking of countries according to how generous their unemployment benefit is for the first year after workers have...
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Proposed wilful neglect law may see up to 240 prosecutions a year

Proposed wilful neglect law may see up to 240 prosecutions a year | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government wants criminal offence to be introduced in England following Mid Staffs hospital scandal
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Atos crisis: Fit-to-work checks shelved amid government contractor firm shambles

Atos crisis: Fit-to-work checks shelved amid government contractor firm shambles | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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on Employment and Support Allowance will not be automatically retested until another firm can be brought into help, a leaked memo has revealed
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School pupils to study maths and English to 18 under Labour

School pupils to study maths and English to 18 under Labour | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Focus on core subjects to help 'forgotten 50%' of young people who do not go on to higher education
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Mental health units 'are heading for a Mid Staffs scandal', warns senior psychiatrist

Mental health units 'are heading for a Mid Staffs scandal', warns senior psychiatrist | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sue Bailey, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, says funding cuts are to blame
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Tesco accused of selling 'dirty tuna' by top chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Tesco accused of selling 'dirty tuna' by top chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Britain’s biggest supermarket, Tesco, has been accused of selling “dirty tuna” by campaigners furious that it is selling tuna fished with giant nets which trap and kill marine species such as turtles, sharks and rays.
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Poorest families to miss out on £1,000 a year for help with childcare under voucher system

Poorest families to miss out on £1,000 a year for help with childcare under voucher system | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nearly one million of Britain’s poorest families are to miss out on £1,000 a year for help with childcare, new analysis reveals today.
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Twitter could help NHS safety, says campaigner

Twitter could help NHS safety, says campaigner | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hospital bosses and senior doctors should be encouraged to join Twitter to talk openly to patients who have been let down by NHS hospitals, a leading safety campaigner has said.
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Leveson inquiry: The spy, the judge and the ‘cover-up’

Leveson inquiry: The spy, the judge and the ‘cover-up’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sir Brian Leveson “pulled his punches” over evidence of “serious police corruption at the very highest level” because it was “too hot to handle”, according to a complaint that has been lodged with the judicial watchdog by a News of the World hacking victim.
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Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime

Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of young people have been forced to go without food or other essentials after their benefits were wrongly stopped under a “draconian” new sanctions regime, research suggests.
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Nick Clegg Youth Contract: Cash fund to hire jobless youngsters paid out only fraction of money set aside

Nick Clegg Youth Contract: Cash fund to hire jobless youngsters paid out only fraction of money set aside | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Analysis of official figures shows that Nick Clegg's Youth Contract has handed over a bare six per cent of its wage ­incentive payments - two years after its launch
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NHS database: will it push up your insurance premiums? - Telegraph

NHS database: will it push up your insurance premiums? - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Experts fear insurers will buy medical information about customers and use it to price policies
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Ukraine Crisis: Putin Secures Russian Vote for Military Action

Ukraine Crisis: Putin Secures Russian Vote for Military Action | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Russian President wins backing of parliament for troop deployment in neighbouring Ukraine.
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Minister apologises after woman in coma was told to find work

Minister apologises after woman in coma was told to find work | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sheila Holt was contacted by the Department for Work and Pensions who invited her to attend 'intensive job-focused activity'
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