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£31m a year from the taxpayer, and Dutch King tells the poor: 'build your own safety nets'

£31m a year from the taxpayer, and Dutch King tells the poor: 'build your own safety nets' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
No, this is not a Monty Python sketch.  The King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander announced the end of the welfare state in a speech written by the government.  But while the population of the ...
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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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Disabled people are sanctioned more than other people, according to research –

Disabled people are sanctioned more than other people, according to research – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A study has found that people with disabilities who claim social security support are 26-53 per cent more likely to be sanctioned than people who are not disabled. According to the research, the main reason behind this is a "culture of disbelief" among jobcentre staff, who fail to take sufficient account of the impact of…
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Minister’s ‘insult to injury’ snub to DPOs over social care round table

Minister’s ‘insult to injury’ snub to DPOs over social care round table | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government ministers are facing criticism after organising a “round table” event on the future of working-age social care without inviting any disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) to attend. The …
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Inquiry into terminally-ill woman who died 11 days after agencies withdrew care

Inquiry into terminally-ill woman who died 11 days after agencies withdrew care | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A council has been forced to launch an inquiry into the death of a terminally-ill disabled woman, after a public meeting heard how all her personal care had suddenly been withdrawn just a few days …
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Someone has to be held to account for this ladies death, they have her blood on their hands!
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Care cuts: Did they hasten Anne’s death?

Care cuts: Did they hasten Anne’s death? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An investigation is under way, looking into the cuts of all care services to a 64-year-old disabled woman who may have verbally abused her carers. Those cuts allegedly led to her death just days later. Editor Ian Franks recalls another case in which carers were abused.
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Florida school shooting: Conspiracy theory about victims heads to the top of YouTube

Florida school shooting: Conspiracy theory about victims heads to the top of YouTube | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One of YouTube’s most popular videos is pedalling a conspiracy theory about the deadly Parkland school shooting. The post – currently at the top of YouTube’s “Popular Right Now” playlist – shows David Hogg, one of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who has led the push for gun reform in the wake of the shooting at the school. It suggests that he is an “actor”.
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15 minute personal care is destroying lives - take action now - Leonard Cheshire

15 minute personal care is destroying lives - take action now - Leonard Cheshire | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Social care is so underfunded, too many disabled people only get 15 minute personal care visits, leaving them forced to choose between eating and showering
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Please sign and share, everyone deserves to be cared for when they need that care and in a thorough and respectful way, which 15 minutes will not allow! 
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Rotherham child sex abuse: Inquiry finds 100 more potential victims

Rotherham child sex abuse: Inquiry finds 100 more potential victims | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The inquiry into child sex abuse in Rotherham finds more than 100 additional victims.
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Government quietly scraps plans to introduce softer approach to benefit sanctions –

Government quietly scraps plans to introduce softer approach to benefit sanctions – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Last October, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) agreed to trial a less aggressive approach to sanctions, which included the issuing of warnings instead of immediate benefit sanctions when a claimant breaches the conditions imposed on them for the first time. Iain Duncan Smith had proposed the idea in response to sustained criticism that…
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Matthew Falder: How global taskforce caught Birmingham paedophile

Matthew Falder: How global taskforce caught Birmingham paedophile | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dr Matthew Falder blackmailed victims into sending him horrific material which he put on the dark web.
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Our laws need bringing into the 21st century, he should have been given life with no chance of parole. The punishment does not fit the crime. The black cab driver should have been given life with no chance of parole, bring our laws into the 21st century, build more prisons and keep the law abiding people of our country safe, we deserve nothing less!
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'Devil incarnate' Barry Bennell sentenced to 31 years

'Devil incarnate' Barry Bennell sentenced to 31 years | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ex-football coach Barry Bennell is sentenced for 50 counts of child sexual abuse.
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Our laws need bringing into the 21st century, he should have been given life with no chance of parole. The punishment does not fit the crime. The black cab driver should have been given life with no chance of parole, bring our laws into the 21st century, build more prisons and keep the law abiding people of our country safe, we deserve nothing less!
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Rapid fire rifle device on special offer in salute to Donald Trump | US news | The Guardian

Rapid fire rifle device on special offer in salute to Donald Trump | US news | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
‘Bump stock’ used by Las Vegas shooter in promotional tie in with presidential campaign slogan
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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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The Government has been lying about mental health funding increases – and now we have proof

The Government has been lying about mental health funding increases – and now we have proof | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mental health trusts have less money to spend on patient care than they did five years ago, according to a damning new analysis from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
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Benefit sanctions regime discriminates against disabled claimants, new research shows

Benefit sanctions regime discriminates against disabled claimants, new research shows | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing claims that it has been running a discriminatory benefit sanctions regime, following the publication of new research. Academic Ben Baumberg Geig…
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Tory peer attacks McVey over ‘litany of inaccuracies’ on Motability

Tory peer attacks McVey over ‘litany of inaccuracies’ on Motability | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A Tory peer has accused work and pensions secretary Esther McVey of making a series of untrue statements about the Motability car scheme to fellow MPs. Lord Sterling, who co-founded Motability in 1…
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‘Truly appalling’ revelations ‘show DWP is subverting justice’ at appeal tribunals

‘Truly appalling’ revelations ‘show DWP is subverting justice’ at appeal tribunals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) officers who attend benefit appeal tribunals are being asked by their bosses how many high-level awards to disabled people they have been able to prevent. DWP…
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Botched #Corbynsmear gives Labour a three-point poll boost – and rings a death-knell for the Tory press

Botched #Corbynsmear gives Labour a three-point poll boost – and rings a death-knell for the Tory press | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nice job, Telegraph, Sun and Mail reporters and editors: Your silly claim that Jeremy Corbyn was a Communist spy has given Labour a welcome three-point boost in the polls. Mr Corbyn’s party i…
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Mental health trusts left with less funding than 2012 due to government cuts, new analysis reveals

Mental health trusts left with less funding than 2012 due to government cuts, new analysis reveals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mental health trusts have been left with less funding in real terms than they had in 2012 as experts warn patients with mental illness are “bearing the brunt” of government cuts to the sector. New analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) shows that while the Government states mental health spending is at “record” levels, the income of mental health trusts in England is lower than it was six years ago once inflation is taken into account.
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Homeless man mourned by Jeremy Corbyn was suspected migrant sex offender

Homeless man mourned by Jeremy Corbyn was suspected migrant sex offender | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The homeless man whose death yards from Parliament was decried by Jeremy Corbyn was a migrant sex offender, it has been disclosed.
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Did Jeremy Corbyn know what this man had done when he left the flowers and note? If not then more power to him for giving a damn, if he did know he had raped a child then I disrespect him for doing so. This incident in my opinion highlights to major problems in the UK in 2018 and that is homelessness and that we are NOT properly manning and patrolling our borders, if we were then he would never have made it back into our country after the first deportation. We need major investment in our countries infrastructure from securing our borders to education, our NHS, roads, etc., etc., etc. Our laws need bringing into the 21st century, serial rapists and paedophiles for example should never see the light of day again - build more prisons and get the criminals off of the streets, we have a right to be safe and secure!
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Centre for Welfare Reform calls for citizen convention to develop rights-driven constitutional reform –

Centre for Welfare Reform calls for citizen convention to develop rights-driven constitutional reform – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Last month, the Centre for Welfare Reform (CWR) launched a new campaign, calling for constitutional reform to combat a political system that serves only the interests of the few. The CWR, working with a broad alliance of different organisations, is calling for a citizens' convention in order to develop a better constitution for the UK. The Centre…
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Disabled people are sanctioned more than other people, according to research –

Disabled people are sanctioned more than other people, according to research – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A study has found that people with disabilities who claim social security support are 26-53 per cent more likely to be sanctioned than people who are not disabled. According to the research, the main reason behind this is a "culture of disbelief" among jobcentre staff, who fail to take sufficient account of the impact of…
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Barry Bennell branded ‘sheer evil’ as he is sentenced to 31 years | UK news | The Guardian

Barry Bennell branded ‘sheer evil’ as he is sentenced to 31 years | UK news | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Judge describes former youth football coach as ‘devil incarnate’ for child sexual abuse
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Our laws need bringing into the 21st century, he should have been given life with no chance of parole. The punishment does not fit the crime. The black cab driver should have been given life with no chance of parole, bring our laws into the 21st century, build more prisons and keep the law abiding people of our country safe, we deserve nothing less!
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PIP Assessment; Traffic could cost your award

PIP Assessment; Traffic could cost your award | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Steve, a fellow campaigner was asked to support a PIP claimant who had been instructed by the DWP to attend an assessment in Walsall despite living in Birmingham; Steve raised this with his MP, the subsequent correspondence regarding is below: Subject: Capita Assessment Centres  Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 08:23:02 +0100  To: richard.burden.mp@parliament.uk Mr Burden,…
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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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