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Sick and disabled braced for enforced work-for-benefits programme

Sick and disabled braced for enforced work-for-benefits programme | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Welfare claimants could be forced to work without pay and be stripped of benefits under scheme starting on Monday...
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People on sickness benefits to be offered work experience to help them back into a job - DWP

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Care homes watchdog could monitor firms' financial health

Care homes watchdog could monitor firms' financial health | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Minister launches consultation for measures aimed at preventing repeat of Southern Cross crisisCare homes could be regulated to prevent a repeat of the Southern Cross crisis.Norman Lamb, the care and support minister, will on Saturday launch a...
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response to the education committee pre-legislative scrutiny

response to the education committee pre-legislative scrutiny | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The Education Committee conducted a pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government’s proposed reform of provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN). This is our response.
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into apprenticeships - supporting disabled trainees in london

into apprenticeships - supporting disabled trainees in london | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Disability Rights UK is looking for project partners for its Into Apprenticeship programme promoting more inclusive apprenticeship opportunities for disabled people in London.
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Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) - Disability Rights UK

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) - Disability Rights UK | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
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Sick and disabled braced for enforced work-for-benefits programme

Sick and disabled braced for enforced work-for-benefits programme | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Welfare claimants could be forced to work without pay and be stripped of benefits under scheme starting on Monday...
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Remploy: Disabled workers protest against factory closure while thousands of civil servants strike

Remploy: Disabled workers protest against factory closure while thousands of civil servants strike | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The site in Leeds is the latest to shut in a move unions say will lead to more than 1,700 job losses, mostly among disabled employees...
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Anger at social care underspend as hundreds go without

Anger at social care underspend as hundreds go without | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Hundreds of elderly and disabled people have been denied funding, despite a spare £648,000 in the council’s social care budget.
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Carers' rights: what you need to know

Carers' rights: what you need to know | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
To mark carers rights day, Carers UK's director of policy Emily Holzhausen explains what advice professionals can give to people caring for older or disabled loved ones...
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More attacks on Disabled People

More attacks on Disabled People | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
From April 2013 the government besides abolishing Disability Living Allowance is also abolishing the Severe Disability Premium, which tops up benefit for those living with severe disability.
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Psychological Therapies 2012 Welfare Reform - Healthcare Conferences UK Ltd

Psychological Therapies 2012 Welfare Reform - Healthcare Conferences UK Ltd | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
@pathwayscic thanks for retweet also just posted Lord Freud's speech here http://t.co/OVPXztHd...
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Working for Wellbeing toolkit

#DWP launch adviser toolkit to help #W2W staff provide better support for mental health issues.
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Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone

Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Thousands of elderly and vulnerable patients  are being abused by carers and NHS staff, shocking figures  reveal.
Some 36,600 offences were reported last year,  mainly involving neglect, physical violence or bullying.
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, October 2, 10:48 AM

Why abuse those less able to defend themselves and some can't even speak for themselves and people abuse them and say its not a problem who cares. Why is it that the lives of some elderly arecdestroyed because they have no relatives or loveones to speak on their behalf. They are the to be spoken for less and some fear retaliation if they do tell of their abuse. Its sad but true the children and the elderly have become seriously targeted  it who cares? 

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Care homes could be regulated

Care homes could be regulated | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Care homes could be regulated to prevent a repeat of the Southern Cross crisis which left thousands of elderly people facing uncertainty.
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Only you can close the Atos slaughterhouse

Only you can close the Atos slaughterhouse | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
If any MP, government representative or stooge tells you the UK is bankrupt, or close to it, ask them why …Continue reading »...
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£60,000 A Job – The Shocking Cost of the Work Programme For Sickness Benefit Claimants

£60,000 A Job – The Shocking Cost of the Work Programme For Sickness Benefit Claimants | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Despite the alleged ‘payment by results’ model much hyped by Iain Duncan Smith, tax payers could have paid out up to £60,000 for every job gained by sickness or disability claimants on the Work Programme.
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Leveson and Disability, Ships Passing in the Night

Leveson and Disability, Ships Passing in the Night | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
We’re not imagining it, the Leveson report admits there really is an anti-disability agenda in the press. You just have to dig deep to find the admission!
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Disabled carer told ‘you’re fit to work’

Disabled carer told ‘you’re fit to work’ | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
A disabled man from Sutton-in-Craven has been told he is fit for work – despite being a full-time carer for his elderly mother.
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Where is the coverage of Carers Rights Day?

Where is the coverage of Carers Rights Day? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
 
Today is Carer’s Rights Day, a campaign run by Carers UK to in order to raise awareness of the struggle that many carers have to go through.
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'Sandwich carers' under pressure

'Sandwich carers' under pressure | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The pressure of looking after children while caring for elderly relatives is taking its toll on all aspects of family life, a survey suggests.
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Thousands set to take control with personal health budgets cash for care

Thousands set to take control with personal health budgets cash for care | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Thousands of people around the country could soon have the freedom to design their own NHS care as Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb announced the roll out of personal health budgets today.
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New health review to focus on OAP care - John O'Groat Journal

New health review to focus on OAP care - John O'Groat Journal | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
John O'Groat JournalNew health review to focus on OAP careJohn O'Groat JournalDavid Flear, a member of the newly-established Highland Health and Social Care Committee, was speaking after it was confirmed a new review will be taking place.
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Stand up Speak Out - We need your help.

Stand up Speak Out - We need your help. | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
We need more members to join our cause to help us reach the 100,000 signatures needed to force Parliament/government into a rethink. Please add friends, family, disabled people and their carers to our cause.
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