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'Recessions can hurt, but austerity kills'

'Recessions can hurt, but austerity kills' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In the US, more than five million people have lost access to health care. In Greece, there's a 200% increase in HIV cases. And in some of the worst-hit countries, suicide rates are up.
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EU amendment is defeated - but how many would have voted for an NHS referendum?

EU amendment is defeated - but how many would have voted for an NHS referendum? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Golly gosh - all that sound and fury over the Tory amendment to the Queen's speech, and it's defeated by 277 votes to 132. More than 200 MPs didn't even bother to vote. What an anticlimax. But then...
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Benefits rule risks closure of night shelters forcing hundreds onto streets

Benefits rule risks closure of night shelters forcing hundreds onto streets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Salford among councils invoking legality that stops housing benefit for nights spent by claimants in emergency shelters
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Toffs more likely to cheat, defect and be traitors (so Cameron's in trouble)

Toffs more likely to cheat, defect and be traitors (so Cameron's in trouble) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(This is not satire - believe it or not) Could David Cameron's problems with his rebellious backbenchers be related to the fact that the Tory party is disproportionally made up of toffs? Research h...
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Court asked to rule against bedroom tax | News | Inside Housing

The High Court was asked today to declare that the government’s so-called ‘bedroom tax’ unlawfully discriminates against disabled people in social housing.
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Only 22% Of 'Disenchanted' Public Can Name Their MP

Only 22% Of 'Disenchanted' Public Can Name Their MP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Only 22% of the public can correctly name their own MP research published on Wednesday has revealed, amid warnings the next election may see the lowest turnout in British history.
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LOOK: Disabled Student & Service Dog Hero Attend Graduation In Matching Caps & Gowns

LOOK: Disabled Student & Service Dog Hero Attend Graduation In Matching Caps & Gowns | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled woman who attended her graduation ceremony along with her service dog – who was also dressed in a cap and gown – has seen pictures of the proud event go viral.
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Employers ruling out school leavers and long-term jobless, CIPD warns

Employers ruling out school leavers and long-term jobless, CIPD warns | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Companies refusing to consider whole groups of candidates amid scramble for jobs, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
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London's housing crisis: the way out

London's housing crisis: the way out | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A finance commission report shows how London can boost housebuilding and reduce the welfare bill. We should all back it, says Stephen Howlett
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Why frontline staff should embrace a paperless NHS

Why frontline staff should embrace a paperless NHS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mobile devices can reinvigorate frontline staff by giving them more time to focus on patient care, explains Matt Smale
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Labour breaks ranks to brand Dilnot cap on care costs a 'con trick'

Labour breaks ranks to brand Dilnot cap on care costs a 'con trick' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Care spokeswoman says government claim of £72,000 limit is untrue and most elderly people will die before reaching cap
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Joint Black Triangle – DPAC complaint against Councillor Collin Brewer submitted to Cornwall Council Standards Committee

Joint Black Triangle – DPAC complaint against Councillor Collin Brewer submitted to Cornwall Council Standards Committee | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We have sent the following complaint about what we consider to be the incitement to hatred by Cornish councillor Colin Brewer.Read more...
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‘We won’t reduce the rent ... We’ll kick them out': Research Reveals Landlord's Response to Housing Benefit Reform

‘We won’t reduce the rent ... We’ll kick them out': Research Reveals Landlord's Response to Housing Benefit Reform | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A report published by the DWP gives a glimpse of the horrific future hundreds of thousands of people are set to face due to housing benefit reforms. The report is part of an ongoing piece of 'indep...
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DWP finds no evidence of secret regime of jobcentre benefits targets

DWP finds no evidence of secret regime of jobcentre benefits targets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Report rejects existence of targets but accepts action is taken against jobcentres that sanction benefits less than others
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Squeeze on pensioners sees the number of over 65s still in work grow by almost 100,000 in two years

Squeeze on pensioners sees the number of over 65s still in work grow by almost 100,000 in two years | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Almost a million - 980,000 - retirees were in some form of employment between January and March of this year, compared to 883,000 in the first three months of 2011.
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Give London The Same Powers As Scotland And Wales, Says Boris

Give London The Same Powers As Scotland And Wales, Says Boris | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Boris Johnson wants London to be given the same financial powers as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The mayor said it was time to treat the capital as a "grown-up" and be given complete control over property taxes and business rates.
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Tory MPs Gang Up On 'Hypocrite' Nick Clegg For Blocking EU Referendum Bill

Tory MPs Gang Up On 'Hypocrite' Nick Clegg For Blocking EU Referendum Bill | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nick Clegg has been accused of hypocrisy for opposing an EU referendum, as he was assailed by Tory backbenchers for blocking a bill that would legislate for a ballot by 2017.
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Nadine Dorries May Stand On A Joint Tory/Ukip Ticket In 2015

Nadine Dorries May Stand On A Joint Tory/Ukip Ticket In 2015 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Just days after being welcomed back into the Conservative Party after an enforced absence, Nadine Dorries has indicated she may stand for election in 2015 on a joint Tory/Ukip ticket.
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Reports highlight progress made by parent carers in shaping services in England | Contact a Family

Reports highlight progress made by parent carers in shaping services in England | Contact a Family | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Contact a Family - a charity for families of disabled children. Contact a Family is the only national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.
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Ed Miliband must work to change voters' minds on poverty

Ed Miliband must work to change voters' minds on poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ellie Mae O'Hagan: Labour supporters have hardened their attitude towards social justice because Labour did. Miliband must reverse this
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How can we enable integrated care?

How can we enable integrated care? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cost-effective, person-centred, co-ordinated care requires support for local health systems so they can deliver the right care in the right settings, and develop new ways of working, writes Toby Lambert...
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Housing clampdown could drive migrants into poor quality accommodation

Housing clampdown could drive migrants into poor quality accommodation | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministers claim the updated rules will reduce both exploitation and illegal immigration, but it seems unlikely they will have much effect on either, says John Perry
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True integration involves the NHS, local councils and families

True integration involves the NHS, local councils and families | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Families are the biggest providers of care, yet carers can find themselves cut out of decision-making and bounced between different bureaucracies, say Norman Lamb and Heléna Herklots
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