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Stressed nurses are 'forced to choose between health of patients and their own'

Stressed nurses are 'forced to choose between health of patients and their own' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nurses are enduring “unprecedented” levels of stress and ill health as a result of staff cuts and overwork, forcing them to choose between their patients’ wellbeing and their own, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has said.
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Most vulnerable in Wales threatened by Westminster welfare policies | News | Inside Housing

Westminster’s welfare policies are threatening the financial security of the most vulnerable people in Wales, a Welsh government minister will say later today.
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Housing benefit cap will be 'kept under review', says Freud | News | Inside Housing

The minister in charge of UK welfare reform has reiterated a pledge that a cap on housing benefit payments to the rate of inflation will be monitored and altered if it fails to keep pace with rents.
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If Britain wants to cut energy bills it must get tough with the United States

If Britain wants to cut energy bills it must get tough with the United States | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Chris Huhne: The key to lower prices is neither Labour's price-freezing nor the Tories' fracking: America needs to export more of its cheap gas
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Government Poised To Adopt TPA "Work For The Dole" | The Economic Voice

Government Poised To Adopt TPA "Work For The Dole" | The Economic Voice | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Government is poised to announce next week that "the long-term unemployed will be forced to do unpaid full-time work or lose their benefits".
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Letters: Capitalism is heating up the planet

Letters: Capitalism is heating up the planet | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Your leading article’s statement “ultimately, the solution [to climate change] lies with the market” (28 September) is astonishing since climate change is caused by none other than the market itself. ...
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Minister looking at making it harder for sick and disabled to claim benefits

Minister looking at making it harder for sick and disabled to claim benefits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith told he would not legally be able to introduce secondary legislation to make changes, DWP documents show
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This Tory tax allowance is just a marriage of convenience

This Tory tax allowance is just a marriage of convenience | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tanya Gold: The party's real motive is to create a synthetic hierarchy of morals, and reward or punish people accordingly
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Why didn't the GMC prosecute Mid Staffs directors?

Why didn't the GMC prosecute Mid Staffs directors? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Patient from Hell, Dick Vinegar, is amazed there is 'insufficient evidence' to prosecute the directors involved in the crisis
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Social care manager: I want my work to matter and to make a difference

Social care manager: I want my work to matter and to make a difference | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A senior manager in local government describes the challenges facing the sector and compares his own situation with that of a care worker on a zero-hours contract
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Ed Miliband's energy cap: policy on the hoof or a calculated blunder?

Ed Miliband's energy cap: policy on the hoof or a calculated blunder? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Walker: Most people argue that policy design and delivery should go hand in hand. But politicians have to take risks to be effective
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'Boris Johnson's reign of secrecy is wasting taxpayer money'

'Boris Johnson's reign of secrecy is wasting taxpayer money' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross on the difficulties of scrutinising the mayor and flaws spending by the Greater London Authority
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Marriage and Parental Investment in Children

Marriage and Parental Investment in Children | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Marriage ain’t what it used to be. Consider that: In 1950, almost half of all women were married by age 20 and for men the age was 23. By 2010, the median age of first marriage had increased to abo...
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George Osborne’s welfare war: Go to jobcentre every day or lose benefits

George Osborne’s welfare war: Go to jobcentre every day or lose benefits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
All those who have been unemployed for three years will have to do some work or training in return for their benefits – or attend a jobcentre every day – under tough measures to be laid out in detail by George Osborne today.
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Dole crackdown: Osborne pledges to end 'something for nothing' culture

Dole crackdown: Osborne pledges to end 'something for nothing' culture | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The long-term unemployed face having to 'work for the dole' from next year by cleaning up litter or cooking meals for the elderly.
Chancellor George Osborne will give details of tough new conditions...
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Martin Rowson on the Conservative conference – cartoon

Martin Rowson on the Conservative conference – cartoon | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An estimated 50,000 protesters marched against austerity on first day of the annual Tory event in Manchester
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Email surveillance could reveal journalists' sources, expert claims

Email surveillance could reveal journalists' sources, expert claims | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Phil Zimmermann, inventor of PGP encryption, urges shift away from consumer email. By Alex Hern
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The nasty party is out in force. Only now it’s the clueless, nasty party

The nasty party is out in force. Only now it’s the clueless, nasty party | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I think this paragraph in the Guardian this morning is quite extraordinary: George Osborne will continue the government's push to reduce welfare spending by announcing a nationwide scheme on Monday to force 200,000 long-term unemployed benefit...
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What’s so shocking about Ralph Miliband?

It's fascinating that the Daily Mail, in its scurrilous attack on Ralph Miliband, notes amongst other things that: Ralph Miliband himself, in his 1969 book The State In Capitalist Society, declared: 'Advanced capitalism is all but synonymous with...
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Case Studies Please! Is the Work Programme working for you?

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Case Studies Please! Is the Work Programme working for you? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Job Centre daily attendance – a new IDS recipe for disaster…

Job Centre daily attendance – a new IDS recipe for disaster… | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The question I've seen asked most is who pays for these daily trips to Job Centres which might be miles away from claimants' homes? Fair enough, especially as they are no more than punishment for b...
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A day in the life of … NSPCC's head of knowledge and information

A day in the life of … NSPCC's head of knowledge and information | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Karen Childs Smith runs the largest child protection library in Europe. She explains how she helps support professionals
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Where will the social care jobs of the future be?

Where will the social care jobs of the future be? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The sector at a glance: Louise Tickle explains how the social care is changing and where the jobs are being created
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'Public health cannot be achieved on a shoestring' – expert roundup

'Public health cannot be achieved on a shoestring' – expert roundup | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Read the advice of our panel on the future of public health and what the priorities need to be
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David Cameron's Lies Exposed!

David Cameron's Lies Exposed! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron's Lies Exposed! By Gracie Samuels, previously published here On this page I am going to try and accumulate all Cameron's lies (I know, I know it is a mammoth task and a dirty job - bu...
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