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Editor's blog: we can't solve the housing crisis by treating adults like children

Editor's blog: we can't solve the housing crisis by treating adults like children | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Research shows that elderly people choose to stay in their own homes because they want the freedom to form new relationships, writes Hannah Fearn
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Renters forced into downsizing by the bedroom tax will have nowhere to go

Renters forced into downsizing by the bedroom tax will have nowhere to go | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Penny Anderson: People pushed out of social housing into the claimant-averse private sector will struggle to find a home
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Housing research to reveal impact of welfare benefit changes » Communities » 24dash.com

Housing research to reveal impact of welfare benefit changes » Communities » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Social landlord, Riverside is carrying out research to investigate the impact of the changes in welfare benefits on its tenants.
The research project – Challenging Times, Changing Lives – is following 20 families, single people and couple...
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Project Osborne

Project Osborne | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Update: George Osborne's response to the loss of the AAA rating from Moody, is that he is just going to keep on doing what he has been doing.. in spite of the flat-lining economy, the increasing de...
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Lloyds chief executive in line for £1.4m bonus

Lloyds chief executive in line for £1.4m bonus | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Payout to António Horta-Osório set to reignite row over executive excess as bank posts £500m loss for 2012
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Five things David Cameron doesn't want you to know about the Bedroom Tax | Left Foot Forward

Five things David Cameron doesn't want you to know about the Bedroom Tax | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Left Foot Forward looks at five things David Cameron doesn't want you to know about the Bedroom Tax.
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Osborne vows to stick to Coalition's economic plan as Britain loses AAA credit rating - Telegraph

Osborne vows to stick to Coalition's economic plan as Britain loses AAA credit rating - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Osborne has vowed to stick to the Coalition’s economic plans even after Britain lost its cherished AAA credit rating amid concern about weak growth and rising debt.
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Cancer patients 'at risk from delays' - Telegraph

Cancer patients 'at risk from delays' - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Up to a fifth of bowel and prostate cancer sufferers' lives are being put at risk because they are not referred for treatment within two months of diagnosis, a leading charity has claimed.
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Workplace pension membership falls to 15-year low as the gap between public and private sector widens

Workplace pension membership falls to 15-year low as the gap between public and private sector widens | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that membership of workplace pension schemes dropped to 46 per cent in 2012 - the lowest proportion since 1997.
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Two million disabled people face new benefits test | 23Feb13

Two million disabled people face new benefits test | 23Feb13 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Any disabled person capable of walking a measly 20 metres is set to lose their mobility payments when the Tories scrap the disability living allowance (DLA) on 1 April
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Recession 'part of attack on our rights' / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Recession 'part of attack on our rights' / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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Disability Living Allowance benefits checker launched - Telegraph

Disability Living Allowance benefits checker launched - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions has launched an online tool to allow claimants to check whether they will be affected by controversial reforms to the Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
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Labour MP vents fury over Atos 36% profit increase

Labour MP vents fury over Atos 36% profit increase | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
LABOUR'S Tom Greatrex says the Tory government should be demanding money back from Atos because of the mess they have made of the work assessment tests.
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Top tips: managing the bedroom tax in social housing

Top tips: managing the bedroom tax in social housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
How can housing providers protect tenants and their bottom lines from the impact of the under-occupation penalty? Our experts share their advice
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Carer takes on council cuts to 'life-changing' employer / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Carer takes on council cuts to 'life-changing' employer / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Carer takes on council cuts to 'life-changing' employer / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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Independent review invites public to share their experiences of the Liverpool Care Pathway | Social Care Bulletin

Independent review invites public to share their experiences of the Liverpool Care Pathway | Social Care Bulletin | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Members of the public are invited to share their experiences of the Liverpool Care Pathway for Dying Patients (LCP), both good and bad, as part of the review being chaired by Senior Rabbi and Crossbench Peer, Baroness Julia Neuberger.
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Sue Ryder executives looking to profit from the privatisation of NHS services

Sue Ryder executives looking to profit from the privatisation of NHS services | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's UK today) So the mystery of why the Sue Ryder charity has been so enthusiastic in its support of the government's mandatory workfare programme has been solved. While just about e...
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UK's credit rating downgraded from AAA to AA1 by Moody's

UK's credit rating downgraded from AAA to AA1 by Moody's | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Osborne says decision is 'stark reminder of the debt problems facing our country'
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Osborne staked everything on AAA. This downgrade is a disaster for him – Telegraph Blogs

Osborne staked everything on AAA. This downgrade is a disaster for him – Telegraph Blogs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
My book on the financial crisis – out later this year – is coming along.
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Patient bled to death at hospital where cuts 'put lives at risk' - Telegraph

Patient bled to death at hospital where cuts 'put lives at risk' - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A patient bled to death following 'unnecessary’ routine surgery for back pain just weeks after hospital staff warned cuts were putting lives at risk.
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Anorexia sufferer died after being discharged early due to NHS cuts - Telegraph

Anorexia sufferer died after being discharged early due to NHS cuts - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A coroner has raised concerns after an 18-year-old anorexia sufferer died just weeks after being discharged from hospital early because she was deemed old enough to make her own decisions.
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Bedroom tax scandal: ‘Tories want to take our homes’ | 23Feb13

Bedroom tax scandal: ‘Tories want to take our homes’ | 23Feb13 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Poor people in social housing are resisting the Tories’ bedroom tax
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The great energy stitch-up / Features / Home - Morning Star

The great energy stitch-up / Features / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The great energy stitch-up / Features / Home - Morning Star
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Recession 'not really hurting' most people, says Labour peer - Telegraph

Recession 'not really hurting' most people, says Labour peer - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The recession is "not really hurting" most people because the vast majority still have jobs, Labour peer says.
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Labour could link benefits level to work history - Telegraph

Labour could link benefits level to work history - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Unemployment benefits and other welfare payments would be linked to whether a claimant’s had ever worked or not, under plans being considered by the Labour Party.
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