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Red Cross to distribute food to Britain's poor and hungry

Red Cross to distribute food to Britain's poor and hungry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Charity offering help to UK families for the first time in nearly 70 years, as food price rises and energy bills bite • Poverty in Britain: share your stories
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Energy efficiency funds for poor households may be cut, No 10 confirms

Energy efficiency funds for poor households may be cut, No 10 confirms | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Downing Street says government is looking at cutting financial support as adviser attacks plan as 'completely inequitable' and 'perverse'
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Red Cross warning on recovery: statistics hide the UK's bottom line

Red Cross warning on recovery: statistics hide the UK's bottom line | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Relative poverty may have fallen but the poorest are getting poorer in absolute terms Caught between falling incomes and government cuts, the recession has made a hard life harder for the poorest i...
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Disabled Nottingham man killed himself after his benefits were stopped by DWP-Atos ~ H.M. Coroner

Disabled Nottingham man killed himself after his benefits were stopped by DWP-Atos ~ H.M. Coroner | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
 


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The Freedom Drive on the road to independence | Disability Now

The Freedom Drive on the road to independence | Disability Now | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Theresa May’s immigration bill farce.

Theresa May’s immigration bill farce. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Home Secretary, Theresa May, has announced details of a revamped Immigration Bill which she claims will make it harder for illegal immigrants to live in the UK. New measures include: Banks to check...
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McDonald's has employee arrested for telling boss she can't afford shoes

McDonald's has employee arrested for telling boss she can't afford shoes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's McDonald's!)   In the US, an employee of McDonald's who has worked at the company for 10 years stood up at a meeting with the company president Jeff Stratton to tell him she was paid so poorly she couldn't...
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Prime minister defends housing 'demotion' | News | Inside Housing

Prime minister defends housing 'demotion' | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron has rejected claims that he has downgraded the importance of housing in government after handing the housing portfolio to a junior minister.
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Who creates the political will to challenge the status quo?

I have mentioned I gave an Ebor lecture in York tonight and I have to say thanks to my hosts at York St John's University; I enjoyed myself and it seems at least some of the audience did too from the reaction I got.
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Max, Stacy and Michael Hudson discuss 'Help to Buy'

Max, Stacy and Michael Hudson discuss 'Help to Buy' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The housing ponzi scheme 'Help to Buy' is intended to reinflate the housing bubble to bail out the banks.  The Coalition are not on the side of the people or the real economy.  They are solely inte...
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Tunisia -Another Way Forward | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Tunisia -Another Way Forward | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It does indeed seem a long time ago since I sat in an Italian restaurant just outside Tunis watching the fall of the Morsi government on TV. With me, excited
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Taliban mocks US over shutdown

Taliban mocks US over shutdown | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The comment was made by the Islamist militants, who are embroiled in a conflict with troops from the US and its allies in Afghanistan, on Wednesday in a statement.
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Kate-Lyn's Tut group's curator insight, October 10, 2013 10:29 AM

jodi _ interesting take on the US shutdown 

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ASDA

ASDA | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Martin Caldwell, SumOfUs.org Street Democracy writes: Tried to email ASDA but they only have pre-written questions biased in favour of their products. No mention of who makes...
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Serco condemned over move to offload troubled GP service in Cornwall

Serco condemned over move to offload troubled GP service in Cornwall | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Private contractor in talks with NHS to pass on out-of-hours service to not-for-profit enterprise
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Red Cross warning on recovery: statistics hide the UK's bottom line

Red Cross warning on recovery: statistics hide the UK's bottom line | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Relative poverty may have fallen but the poorest are getting poorer in absolute terms
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The Psychology of Poverty and Welfare Reform

The Psychology of Poverty and Welfare Reform | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In the last few weeks in the UK there has been a surge in high profile figures – from TV chef’s to government ministers – blaming ‘poor people’ for their poverty. In this guest post, Joe Penny from...
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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, October 11, 2013 7:08 AM

This sort of research should be shaping our approach to welfare reform for at least two, connected, reasons.  First, it robustly undermines claims that poverty is the result of poor decision making, showing instead how living in a state of scarcity, “experienced as a result of economic instability and poverty”, reduces our finite cognitive resources which in turn affects the decisions we make.  Secondly, based on this finding, it suggests a complete rethinking of how we reform welfare – moving us away from the “race-to-the-bottom” welfarism we have now, towards a model of actual social security and genuine support.

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Power, populism and the politics of punishment | Disability Now

Power, populism and the politics of punishment | Disability Now | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Rape victim's double whammy: crime and police indifference | Disability Now

Rape victim's double whammy: crime and police indifference | Disability Now | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes | The Raw Story

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes | The Raw Story | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Rapist who 'bought' woman jailed

Rapist who 'bought' woman jailed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A man who "bought" and "married" a woman who was trafficked from Slovakia to Lancashire is jailed, along with others who helped to move her.
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Energy company obligation targets could be extended | News | Inside Housing

Energy company obligation targets could be extended | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government is considering increasing and extending a flagship £1.3 billion-a-year retrofitting scheme so it can work alongside its beleaguered sister project - the green deal.
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Disgusting abuse of kids by The Sun and Mail today shows press self-regulation is toothless

(not satire - it's the UK gutter press!)   The press industry's own plans for yet more toothless self-regulation were rejected by a government committee a couple of days ago for not being independent enough.
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Another SKWAWKBOX announcement. Pls read and share.

Another SKWAWKBOX announcement. Pls read and share. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago, I posted an announcement about the company I started with a friend with the aim, in part, of creating freedom to write this blog. Because of the need to get the company up an...
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Failings over race earn Theresa May a figurative rap on the knuckles - twice!

Failings over race earn Theresa May a figurative rap on the knuckles - twice! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Anyone with an ounce of brain in their head knew the Home Office was going to be banned from using its advertising vans again - the ones telling illegal immigrants to "go home", in the language of ...
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YMCA Attempt Workfare Whitewash - Who Benefits From This New Charity Campaign?

YMCA Attempt Workfare Whitewash - Who Benefits From This New Charity Campaign? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The YMCA, one of the UK's leading advocates for workfare and benefit sanctions, have joined a campaign which demands that "no one should go hungry because they lose their job or become homeless bec...
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