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ATOS- Ask Two Questions

ATOS- Ask Two Questions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

This is from early September. I've just found it. I don't know how useful it is or will be to anyone but I thought I'd put it out there, just in case it might help someone, somewhere, somehow. This...

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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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HSI is working to fight the horrific dog meat trade

HSI is working to fight the horrific dog meat trade | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Join me in becoming an HSI Street Dog Defender and help to fight the horrific dog meat trade.
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People who had their tax credits wrongly cut by private company paid just £14 compensation

People who had their tax credits wrongly cut by private company paid just £14 compensation | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tax credit claimants who suffered as the result of a botched outsourcing plan have been paid just £14 each in compensation each, it has emerged. Scandal-hit Concentrix adjusted or terminated around 108,000 cases of claimants' tax credits - nearly a third of which were overturned at appeal. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) ended its deal with the contractor after a series of problems came to light.
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Brexit Champion Farage Considers Starting New Party, Times Says

Brexit Champion Farage Considers Starting New Party, Times Says | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nigel Farage, the former leader of the U.K. Independence Party and a champion of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, is considering forming a new pro-Brexit party, the Sunday Times reported.
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Tories planning to hand private firms '10-15 year NHS contracts' to stop Labour from renationalising | Evolve Politics

Tories planning to hand private firms '10-15 year NHS contracts' to stop Labour from renationalising | Evolve Politics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A former Medical Director in the NHS has exposed deeply worrying details of ‘secret’ plans hatched by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to force through a ‘raft of secondary legislation’ (a method used by ruling governments to impose new rules without requiring a full vote in Parliament) that essentially allows the Conservative Party to hand …
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10 driving laws you might be breaking without knowing it

10 driving laws you might be breaking without knowing it | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

MOST driving offences are pretty black and white and we all know about them but what about the ones we don’t realise are illegal?
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How a Labor Stronghold Could Soon Take a Hit

An expected Supreme Court ruling this year could undercut union membership among public workers, which have been a stronghold for labor even as union membership in the private sector has declined.
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Donald Trump's bizarre comments on pregnancy leaves crowd scratching their heads

Donald Trump's bizarre comments on pregnancy leaves crowd scratching their heads | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The US president made the perplexing statement during a March for Life rally outside the White House on Friday as participants gathered to advocate the overturning of Roe v. Wade
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Shamed Tory MP boasted he'd watch police play 'splat the chav'

Shamed Tory MP boasted he'd watch police play 'splat the chav' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Tory MP Ben Bradley sparked a storm of criticism in the last week after a series of offensive blog posts he wrote surfaced for the first time
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Real-life Daniel Blake suffered heart attack after leaving Job Centre

Real-life Daniel Blake suffered heart attack after leaving Job Centre | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

David Coe, 60, has had his allowance cut from £130 to £20 a week, despite nearly dying just an hour after leaving a Job Centre
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Victory! Thousands will get higher disabled benefits after a massive Tory U-turn

Victory! Thousands will get higher disabled benefits after a massive Tory U-turn | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In a humiliating climbdown, ministers agreed to let vast numbers of people with mental health issues qualify more easily for Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
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DRILL funding paves the way for personal budget co-operatives

DRILL funding paves the way for personal budget co-operatives | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Five user-led organisations have secured £150,000 for a research project that will set up what it is believed will be the UK’s first cooperatives for disabled people who receive care funding throug…
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Trio of disabled campaigners back Changing Places petition

Trio of disabled campaigners back Changing Places petition | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Three leading disabled campaigners have backed a petition that calls on the government to force all new large buildings to include a Changing Places toilet. The petition, launched by Lorna Fillingh…
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Follow the latest updates from Westminster here

Follow the latest updates from Westminster here | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
​Theresa May came under intense criticism from her backbenchers on Sunday evening over a cross-party proposals to discuss the future of NHS and social care spending. The Prime Minister’s delayed response to the letter from 90 cross-party MPs was criticised as “disappointing” by one Tory MP while another added: “This response lacks ambition”. 
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Blue badge parking permits to be rolled out to people with hidden disabilities

Blue badge parking permits to be rolled out to people with hidden disabilities | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
People with hidden disabilities could soon be entitled to blue badge parking permits under Department for Transport (DfT) plans. The Government said the proposals would make it easier for people with conditions such as dementia and autism to travel to work, socialise and access shops and services in England. It is hoped the move - which would be the biggest change to the blue badge scheme since it was introduced in 1970 - would help create parity in the treatment of physical and mental health.
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Iraq War vet Tammy Duckworth nails Trump: I will not be lectured by a draft dodger

Iraq War vet Tammy Duckworth nails Trump: I will not be lectured by a draft dodger | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"I have a message for Cadet Bone Spurs: If you cared about our military, you’d stop baiting Kim Jong-un into a war that could put 85,000 American troops ... in danger."
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John Worboys' victims crowdfund for own legal challenge to stop release after Government drops judicial review

John Worboys' victims crowdfund for own legal challenge to stop release after Government drops judicial review | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Victims of “black cab rapist” John Worboys have vowed to challenge the Parole Board’s decision to release him, after the Government decided to not to seek a judicial review of the ruling.  Lawyers acting for women abused by the sex attacker have already raised almost £30,000 through a crowdfunding page. They said that they will launch proceedings next week.
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The laws along with many, many more need to be updated and brought into the 21st century, it's time we started to protect our streets and law abiding people and made sure criminals are punished appropriately and that there's more of a deterrent. As for John Worboys he should never see the light of day again!
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Family's terror in 999 call as lorry ploughs into broken down van

Family's terror in 999 call as lorry ploughs into broken down van | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT: The dad screams "Oh s***" moments before the horror crash which left a young girl "throwing up blood"
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Trump Says Government Shutdown Could Be Needed ‘to Fix Mess’

Trump Says Government Shutdown Could Be Needed ‘to Fix Mess’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump said a government shutdown and a change in Senate rules might be needed to get his priorities through Congress, comments that came as the White House tried to bat down suggestions that Democrats were the winners in the recent short-term spending deal.
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How many PFI contracts did the last Labour government sign with Carillion?

How many PFI contracts did the last Labour government sign with Carillion? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
What proportion of Carillion PFI deals were awarded during the Labour government?
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Woman, 22, 'begged to write final letter to family' during attack by boyfriend

Woman, 22, 'begged to write final letter to family' during attack by boyfriend | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Kirby Weegram, 22, believed she was going to die when abusive Jonathan Graham punched, kicked and beat her with a piece of wood during a brutal attack at his flat
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Victory! Thousands will get higher disabled benefits after a massive Tory U-turn

Victory! Thousands will get higher disabled benefits after a massive Tory U-turn | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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DPAC calls national day of action to demand universal credit is scrapped

DPAC calls national day of action to demand universal credit is scrapped | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled activists are organising a national day of action to push for the government’s new universal credit benefit system to be scrapped. Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) believes that the “pu…
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Man who ‘died for 10 minutes’ due to severe heart problems has disability benefit scrapped

Man who ‘died for 10 minutes’ due to severe heart problems has disability benefit scrapped | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A man whose heart stopped beating for almost 10 minutes after he suffered a cardiac arrest has had his disability benefits cut to just £20 a week.  Courts ruled last year that David Coe would risk further deterioration to his health if he was forced to work.  But in October, the 60-year-old from Norwich had his disability support reduced to just £20 a week by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). 
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Friends pay tribute to tenacity, wit and wisdom of Sir Bert Massie

Friends pay tribute to tenacity, wit and wisdom of Sir Bert Massie | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled campaigners, MPs and peers have come together to celebrate the “wise counsel, charm and achievements” of the “remarkable” Sir Bert Massie, the former chair of the Disability Rights Commiss…
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