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Spoil The Poverty Pimp's Workfare Dinner Tomorrow!

Spoil The Poverty Pimp's Workfare Dinner Tomorrow! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Short notice but please spread the word especially if you live in and around Manchester. https://www.facebook.com/events/478343865574432/ Protest outside the Welfare To Work Conference's Network Di...
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Bradford MP asks for your input on future of social care

Bradford MP asks for your input on future of social care | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Bradford East MP, David Ward, has launched an online survey to collect information about how social care is delivered in homes across Bradford.
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Disability Awareness Day Is This Sunday!

Disability Awareness Day Is This Sunday! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The countdown is on for this year’s Disability Awareness Day or DAD as it is affectionately known.
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Will the DWP do ANYTHING to avoid revealing the true extent of the Atos deaths?

Will the DWP do ANYTHING to avoid revealing the true extent of the Atos deaths? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions has turned down my Freedom of Information request on the number of people who have died while going through the Atos benefit assessment process, or shortly afte...
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Gove - children to start learning to hate school from age of 5

Gove - children to start learning to hate school from age of 5 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(satire?) Education secretary Michael Gove's efforts to revolutionise learning in England's schools will see five-year-olds learning in their first year that going to school is a tedious, mind-blow...
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We will jail top bankers who ask the taxpayer for a bailout, Osborne vows

We will jail top bankers who ask the taxpayer for a bailout, Osborne vows | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A new criminal offence of 'reckless misconduct in the management of a bank' is included in a package of laws to change the culture in the City.
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Universal credit fears revealed through Citizens Advice survey

Universal credit fears revealed through Citizens Advice survey | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Survey conducted by charity suggests 90% of benefit claimants will be unprepared for new single payment benefits scheme
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Teenage depression: 'There was no way out' - video - Channel 4 News

Teenage depression: 'There was no way out' - video - Channel 4 News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As a new charity is launched to help young people feeling suicidal, a teenager who suffered from depression for years tells Channel 4 News how an online community could have helped in "dark" times.
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Scroungers Versus Strivers Debate 'An Insult' Bishops Say

Scroungers Versus Strivers Debate 'An Insult' Bishops Say | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Presenting poverty and unemployment as a question of "scroungers versus strivers" is both inaccurate and an insult, Church of England bishops have said.
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The UK needs a pay rise now if we are to get out of recession

The UK needs a pay rise now if we are to get out of recession | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I have already this morning quoted extensively from one article in the Observer yesterday and now I will from another.
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The bedroom tax has left me constantly sick with fear

The bedroom tax has left me constantly sick with fear | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Alison Green: The cuts get personal: Years ago I sold my house to a housing association. Now I am ill and would move to a smaller flat, but there are none to be had
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The all-diabetic cycling team going against type 1

The all-diabetic cycling team going against type 1 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Type 1 diabetes sufferer Paul Southerland was offered a grim prognosis as a child. Now he leads Team Novo Nordisk, a unit of pro athletes all battling – and beating – the disease. Abi Jackson reports
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Doctors facing savage cuts 'unable to make sure patients are kept from harm'

Doctors facing savage cuts 'unable to make sure patients are kept from harm' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Top GP Clare Gerad spoke out after Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to cut £3.8billion from the NHS to prop up social care
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: The disability stats Government DON'T want you to see

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: The disability stats Government DON'T want you to see | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Welfare Reform and the Church – Synod invites Government to re-open Big Society talks

General Synod has this evening approved a motion calling for a “renewed settlement between the state, the churches and civil society”, and for “close attention to the impact of welfare cuts on the most vulnerable, and for support for those not in a...
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What can the left do politically?

What can the left do politically? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I have written, or at least quoted, today about the need for trade unions and what trade union thinking might deliver for an economic recovery. But as everyone knows, it is the relationship between Labour and the trade unions that matters right now.
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More trouble for IDS: how claimants are unprepared for Universal Credit

More trouble for IDS: how claimants are unprepared for Universal Credit | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ahead of Duncan Smith's grilling by MPs, a new study shows 92 per cent of claimants are unprepared for the new system in at least one area.
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Evidence of bedroom tax causing debts and homelessness

Evidence of bedroom tax causing debts and homelessness | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE controversial bedroom tax has left thousands of social housing tenants in the region behind on their rent - with some households making themselves homeless to avoid further debts, an investigation by The Northern Echo has found.
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Tories prepare for battle against Lib Dem plans for mansion tax

Tories prepare for battle against Lib Dem plans for mansion tax | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Conservatives are preparing an aggressive counterattack against Labour and Liberal Democrats plans for a “mansion tax”, after new Treasury calculations found that wealthy householders would face an average annual demand of more than £35,000.
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The government needs to make social care access easier for those who need it, not harder | Left Foot Forward

The government needs to make social care access easier for those who need it, not harder | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
On twitter yesterday Ivan White wrote: Softening us up for NHS charges - first make foreigners pay, then maybe rich pensioners, the obese and
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Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Versus Len, Week Two

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Versus Len, Week Two | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The ten things you need to know on Monday 8 July 2013... 1) ED VERSUS LEN
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We need trade unions

We need trade unions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I believe that the left is at an important moment in its history. What has happened in Falkirk is a mere side show: I will discuss what is more important later.
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Government has ignored public opinion and the experts, according to disability campaigners

Government has ignored public opinion and the experts, according to disability campaigners | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government has ignored public opinion and the experts, according to disability campaigners
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Call for inquiry into deaths of four men at psychiatric hospital

Call for inquiry into deaths of four men at psychiatric hospital | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Report that raised role of antipsychotic drugs in deaths of patients at a Northampton hospital was not shown to inquest
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IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process

IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Next-generation sequencing could enable IVF clinics to determine the chances of children developing diseases
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