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The housing crisis hits home

The housing crisis hits home | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

We need an estimated 250,000 new houses every year, yet we are producing less than half that amount. So who can provide the leadership needed to kickstart housebuilding?

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Salmond: thousands more to be given free childcare

Salmond: thousands more to be given free childcare | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
FREE childcare will be extended to thousands of extra families, Alex Salmond has announced, as he also confirmed plans to fund school meals for all pupils in the first three years of primary.
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Child protection: critics of serious case reviews are missing the point

Child protection: critics of serious case reviews are missing the point | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Reviews are a valuable learning tool – but the lessons need to be effectively communicated to time-pressed social workers, argues Carol Long
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The NHS is on the brink of extinction – we need to shout about it

The NHS is on the brink of extinction – we need to shout about it | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government policy and privatisation mean the NHS as we know it will be gone in as little as five years if no one speaks up, says Kailash Chand
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Speeding up adoptions: how a new scheme helps keep care out of court

Speeding up adoptions: how a new scheme helps keep care out of court | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rachel Williams: A Cafcass Plus pilot has put the interests of at-risk children first – but have parents' rights been overlooked?
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At last, a law to stop almost anyone from doing almost anything

At last, a law to stop almost anyone from doing almost anything | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Protesters, buskers, preachers, the young: all could end up with 'ipnas'. Of course, if you're rich, you have nothing to fear
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Bedroom Tax: Tory Julian Brazier attacks OAP exemption from the controversial tax in a letter to a constituent

Bedroom Tax: Tory Julian Brazier attacks OAP exemption from the controversial tax in a letter to a constituent | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Julian Brazier wrote that it was akin to the government
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Legal aid cuts force Hillsborough and Stephen Lawrence barrister Michael Mansfield QC to close his chambers

Legal aid cuts force Hillsborough and Stephen Lawrence barrister Michael Mansfield QC to close his chambers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ros Wynne Jones meets Michael Mansfield QC who says the Government's drastic cuts to legal aid are an attack on the poor and the powerless
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Michael Gove wife Sarah's beauty site plugged on Department for Work and Pensions Facebook page

Michael Gove wife Sarah's beauty site plugged on Department for Work and Pensions Facebook page | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour hits out at
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Esther McVey vs The Internet - DWP Attempt Social Networking Spin Campaign

Esther McVey vs The Internet - DWP Attempt Social Networking Spin Campaign | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Need help getting a job? Jobcentre Plus adviser Caroline will answer your Qs on Facebook Wed 8 Jan 12pm #job2014 RT — DWP (@DWPgovuk) January 6, 2014 The DWP are attempting to ramp up their presenc...
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Suicide And Bullying Calls To Child Helpline Rise

Suicide And Bullying Calls To Child Helpline Rise | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen says the rise in contact with troubled youngsters should be a "real wake up call".
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A justified moment to make history: Lawyers strike for first time ever to protest legal aid cuts

A justified moment to make history: Lawyers strike for first time ever to protest legal aid cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
For the first time in British history, barristers and solicitors across the nation went on strike. For the long morning hours of January 6th, Justice was adjourned.
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Police to watch controversial Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street to investigate crime

Police to watch controversial Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street to investigate crime | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Police officers will be watching Channel 4 reality show Benefits Street to investigate crime after bring “inundated” with messages from concerned viewers.
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Sheffield: Family Jailed Over 'Slave' Beatings

Sheffield: Family Jailed Over 'Slave' Beatings | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A vulnerable man was forced to sleep in pitiful conditions in a garage and beaten using a crowbar and pick-axe handle.
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Are there now fewer opportunities for new parents returning to work?

Are there now fewer opportunities for new parents returning to work? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Employers' efforts to help people back into work after having children have taken a step backwards, according to a roundtable of women in social housing. Do you agree?
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Tackling loneliness is a job for professionals, not just neighbours

Tackling loneliness is a job for professionals, not just neighbours | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled or older people may not want to rely on those who live next door, yet it's crucial they still get the support they need
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Foster care after 18: care leavers share their experiences

Foster care after 18: care leavers share their experiences | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Readers who have experienced foster care react to the change that will allow young people in England to stay with foster families until they are 21
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Right to protest protected in amendments to bill

Right to protest protected in amendments to bill | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Original draft of anti-social behaviour, crime and policing bill raised fears powers could be used to stifle many forms of protest
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Now there are handouts for massage parlour madams

Now there are handouts for massage parlour madams | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Zoe Williams: Even in the sex industry, employers are treated as 'wealth creators' but young people as burdens who have to work for free

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Alison Phillips column: NHS is on verge of collapse

Alison Phillips column: NHS is on verge of collapse | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mirror columnist Alison Phillips says the Government is more intent on kicking its workers than caring for its achievements
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Prostate cancer: Surveillance instead of treatment should be offered to some sufferers says NHS guidance

Prostate cancer: Surveillance instead of treatment should be offered to some sufferers says NHS guidance | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says monitoring could be a better option for low and intermediate sufferers of the disease
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Prince's Trust Reports Despair Amongst The Young And Thinks Workfare Is The Answer

Prince's Trust Reports Despair Amongst The Young And Thinks Workfare Is The Answer | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Prince's Trust released a report over Christmas about the impact of youth unemployment which revealed that a third of young unemployed people have had suicidal thoughts. The charity's report ma...
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Keeping It In The Family: DWP Give Michael Gove's Wife Free Advertising

Keeping It In The Family: DWP Give Michael Gove's Wife Free Advertising | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The new DWP twitter feed, recently announced on twitter by the Prime Minister, has been providing free advertising for Michael Gove's wife's new online business.Two tweets earlier today plugged Get...
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NHS 'Bed Blocking' Reaches Three-Year High

NHS 'Bed Blocking' Reaches Three-Year High | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Delays in patient assessments and allocating nursing home placements has led to increasing numbers of 'bed blockers'.
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Racist bullying: Far-right agenda on immigration ‘being taken into classrooms’

Racist bullying: Far-right agenda on immigration ‘being taken into classrooms’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of children seeking help for racist bullying increased sharply last year, as campaigners warn that the heated public debate about immigration is souring race relations in the classroom.
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