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Burnage man with severe learning difficulties has benefits cut by £400 a week - over the phone

Burnage man with severe learning difficulties has benefits cut by £400 a week - over the phone | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ruth Holland, 54, from Burnage, has been told the weekly allowance she receives from Manchester council for her son Paul, 33, is being cut from more than £500 to just £79.
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Petition: Amend PIP rules so that mentally disabled adults can get a Blue parking Badge

Petition: Amend PIP rules so that mentally disabled adults can get a Blue parking Badge | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Currently rules on personal independence payments mean that mobility points, which allow people to access a Blue Badge for disabled parking, are allocated on a physical capacity to walk only not mental impairment.
This is demonstrably unrealistic & impacts both people with disabilities and carers.
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UK bosses believe women should say at interview if they are pregnant – report | World news | The Guardian

UK bosses believe women should say at interview if they are pregnant – report | World news | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Overt discrimination in recruitment shockingly common, says equality commission
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Stop the privatisation of NHS services - Petitions

Stop the privatisation of NHS services - Petitions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
We call for a ban on the outsourcing (privatisation) of NHS services, and stop the renewal of any outsourcing contracts already signed. Companies should not be profiteering from NHS contracts, when every pound of NHS budgets is desperately needed for more doctors and nurses, and to pay them more.
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Ex-Playmate who says she had affair with Trump details cover-up efforts: report

A former Playboy centerfold who alleged that she had an affair with President Trump more than a decade ago said in a new interview that a purported effort to cover-up the story by the National Enquirer took her "rights away."
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The PIP & ESA inquiry report from the Work and Pensions Select Committee – main recommendations –

The PIP & ESA inquiry report from the Work and Pensions Select Committee – main recommendations – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the government published the latest Work and Pensions Select Committee report on PIP and ESA Assessments. This is an utterly damning report, highlighting a lack of quality, consistency, transparency, objectivity and fairness from the government’s PIP and ESA incredibly expensive outsourced assessment regimes. The report highlights failures by the private contractors, Atos and Maximus, to conduct accurate…
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Benefit assessment report welcomed, but concern over ‘preventable harm’ failings

Benefit assessment report welcomed, but concern over ‘preventable harm’ failings | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled campaigners have welcomed a report by MPs on disability benefit assessments, which they say highlights “serious multiple failures”, but many believe it should have done more to highlight t…
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Benefit assessment system undermined by culture of mistrust, say MPs

Benefit assessment system undermined by culture of mistrust, say MPs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The disability benefit assessment system is being undermined by a “pervasive culture of mistrust”, fuelled by widespread claims that assessors are deliberately trying to prevent disabled people rec…
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'This should not happen': Death of homeless man yards from House of Commons prompts outcry

'This should not happen': Death of homeless man yards from House of Commons prompts outcry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Most people walking through Westminster tube station on Wednesday will have noticed nothing out of the ordinary. Tourists sauntered through as commuters rushed by. Few will have questioned that a homeless man wasn’t sitting in his usual place inside Exit 3. But the unidentified man’s body had been found at that spot just hours before. Outreach services attempted to give him CPR until paramedics and police arrived. Shortly after 7am, he was pronounced dead.
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Frank Field’s letter regarding the DWP’s non-existent/existent data: a Schrödinger kind of paradox –

Frank Field’s letter regarding the DWP’s non-existent/existent data: a Schrödinger kind of paradox – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The data is only real when someone looks for it Following on from the article yesterday, (DWP spent £100m on disability benefit appeals over 2 year period), I have copied Frank Field's letter to Esther McVey below, which highlights the discrepancy between what McVey informed the Work and Pensions Committee when they asked her to…
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Why I secretly taped my disability assessment

Why I secretly taped my disability assessment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Some ill and disabled people are so worried about the process, they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say.
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Tories spend staggering £100million trying to stop disabled getting help they're entitled to - Mirror Online

Tories spend staggering £100million trying to stop disabled getting help they're entitled to - Mirror Online | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Freedom of Information requests exposed how taxpayers’ cash has been spent on futile legal battles to prevent vulnerable people receiving help
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Why are Labour not raising hell about this?
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Somerset care home staff bullied autistic residents, review finds | Society | The Guardian

Somerset care home staff bullied autistic residents, review finds | Society | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Report calls for nationwide changes to the way care placements are managed
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Why are criminal charges not brought against these criminals because that is exactly what they are and they should be treated as such. People working with vulnerable people should not just be highly trained with stringent background checks, they such be then be treated as the professionals they should be and paid accordingly. Giving any Joe blow a job taking care of our most vulnerable whether autistic or elderly will result in this kind of neglect. It's time we as a society took this seriously and acted accordingly this is inexcusable and has gone on for one to many years!
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Trump's Kentucky Campaign Chair Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Trafficking

Trump's Kentucky Campaign Chair Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Trafficking | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One of President Trump's loudest supporters will likely spend the rest of his life in jail after the conclusion of his child sex trafficking case.
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Emma González Leads a Student Outcry on Guns: ‘This Is the Way I Have to Grieve’ - The New York Times

Emma González Leads a Student Outcry on Guns: ‘This Is the Way I Have to Grieve’ - The New York Times | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Students used Twitter, the news media and a courthouse rally to pressure lawmakers for gun control after a deadly shooting at a Florida high school.
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More than a million benefits sanctions imposed on disabled people since 2010 | Society | The Guardian

More than a million benefits sanctions imposed on disabled people since 2010 | Society | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking Demos study reveals ‘culture of disbelief’ about disability among jobcentre staff leads to money being docked
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The PIP & ESA inquiry report from the Work and Pensions Select Committee – main recommendations –

The PIP & ESA inquiry report from the Work and Pensions Select Committee – main recommendations – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the government published the latest Work and Pensions Select Committee report on PIP and ESA Assessments. This is an utterly damning report, highlighting a lack of quality, consistency, transparency, objectivity and fairness from the government’s PIP and ESA incredibly expensive outsourced assessment regimes. The report highlights failures by the private contractors, Atos and Maximus, to conduct accurate…
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Pip And ESA Assessments Are Failing And It Is Time To Assess All Public Service Outsourcing

Pip And ESA Assessments Are Failing And It Is Time To Assess All Public Service Outsourcing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The report from the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee on the operation of the outsourced PIP and ESA assessments is yet another significant blow public service outsourcing. Thoug
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The PIP Files: Senior MP to write to minister over ‘devastating’ revelations

The PIP Files: Senior MP to write to minister over ‘devastating’ revelations | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A senior opposition MP is to write to the minister for disabled people to ask how she plans to penalise government contractors Atos and Capita, following last week’s “devastating” revelations about…
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DWP quietly dumps plan to trial softer sanctions regime

DWP quietly dumps plan to trial softer sanctions regime | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministers have quietly dumped their promise to test a gentler approach to dealing with claimants who breach strict benefit conditions for the first time. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) …
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Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses

Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The new law nullifies an Obama-backed rule that added people with mental illnesses to the national background check database.
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Trump you are guilty! So much blood on your hands!
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DWP spent £100m on disability benefit appeals over 2 year period –

DWP spent £100m on disability benefit appeals over 2 year period – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Part 1 of this article is from the Press Association and part 2 is written by me.   The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has spent more than £100m in just over two years on administering reviews and appeals against disability benefits, figures show.  Tens of millions of pounds a year are also spent…
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'Substantial minority' of disability claimants failed by system – MPs | Politics | The Guardian

'Substantial minority' of disability claimants failed by system – MPs | Politics | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Committee outlines assessment failings, including woman who was asked why she had not killed herself
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Summary of key problems with the DWP’s recent survey of claimant satisfaction –

Summary of key problems with the DWP’s recent survey of claimant satisfaction – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions Claimant Service and Experience Survey (CSES) is described as “an ongoing cross-sectional study with quarterly bursts of interviewing. The survey is designed to monitor customers’ satisfaction with the service offered by DWP and enable customer views to be fed into operational and policy development.” The survey measures levels of satisfaction in a defined…
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PETITION: Scrap £104 Billion HS2

PETITION: Scrap £104 Billion HS2 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The full cost of HS2 is expected to reach up to £104 billion pounds. HS2 must be scrapped and the money spent on national priorities such as the NHS.
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DogLost - Reuniting Lost Dogs With Their Owners

DogLost - Reuniting Lost Dogs With Their Owners | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lost Dog? Rescue stolen, stray and lost dogs - DogLost reunites them with their owners. Join the biggest UK dog rescue community
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More nursing bursaries axed as Government is accused of being "hell bent" on reducing supply of new NHS recruits - Mirror Online

More nursing bursaries axed as Government is accused of being "hell bent" on reducing supply of new NHS recruits - Mirror Online | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Postgraduate nurses will now rack up thousands more in student debt
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