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English councils report £25m shortfall on free school meals programme

English councils report £25m shortfall on free school meals programme | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Local Government Association says funding to bring kitchens up to scratch has fallen short in almost half of local authority areas
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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 peers raise fresh alarm over Brexit rights

Disabled peers raise fresh alarm over Brexit rights | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Two disabled peers have called on the government to ensure that the rights of disabled people are protected when the country leaves the European Union (EU). Both Baroness [Tanni] Grey-Thompson and …
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Ofsted report ‘shows government is ignoring alarm bells on inclusive education’

Ofsted report ‘shows government is ignoring alarm bells on inclusive education’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Some parents are being asked to educate their disabled children at home because their schools claim they cannot meet their needs, the education watchdog’s annual report has warned. Ofsted’s chief i…
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‘Staggering’ ESA suicide figures prompt calls for inquiry and prosecution of ministers

‘Staggering’ ESA suicide figures prompt calls for inquiry and prosecution of ministers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
“Staggering” new figures show that the proportion of people claiming the main out-of-work disability benefit who have attempted suicide doubled between 2007 and 2014. The new analysis of NHS statis…
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Supermodel Bella Hadid wows fans after joining Palestine rally in red party dress

Supermodel Bella Hadid wows fans after joining Palestine rally in red party dress | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Bella Hadid has won praise across Britain after she marched with pro-Palestine campaigners in London.
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Trump says ‘chain migration’ led to NYC terrorist attack, wants family visas abolished

Trump says ‘chain migration’ led to NYC terrorist attack, wants family visas abolished | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump has called for an end to the so-called “chain migration” program.
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Jeremy Corbyn: le Prix de la détermination et du courage

Jeremy Corbyn: le Prix de la détermination et du courage | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Improving Lives: Ministers back down on ‘mandatory’ activity for ESA support group

Improving Lives: Ministers back down on ‘mandatory’ activity for ESA support group | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministers have backed down – at least temporarily – from plans to force all sick and disabled people on out-of-work disability benefits to take part in compulsory work-related activity. There was a…
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Party activist says lack of disabled people on Labour’s ruling body is ‘ludicrous’

Party activist says lack of disabled people on Labour’s ruling body is ‘ludicrous’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An activist is seeking election onto Labour’s ruling national body as part of a campaign to improve the representation of disabled people throughout the party. Sarah Taylor is one of two disabled m…
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PIP assessment companies admit ‘unacceptable’ failings on quality of reports

PIP assessment companies admit ‘unacceptable’ failings on quality of reports | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The two outsourcing companies paid hundreds of millions of pounds to carry out disability benefit assessments have never met contractual quality standards on the reports their staff write for the D…
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Philip Hammond shamefully claims UK productivity rates low because more disabled people are in work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpSi2w9TDaU Philip Hammond has been roundly criticised following comments he made to the Treasury Select Committee, suggesting that falling productivity rates in the UK workforce was due to more disabled people being in work. Giving evidence to the Commons Treasury Select Committee concerning the Budget, the Chancellor said: "It is almost certainly the case that…
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CCTV appeal: Police want to speak to these men after theft of 80-year-old woman's purse

CCTV appeal: Police want to speak to these men after theft of 80-year-old woman's purse | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

DETECTIVES have released CCTV stills of four men they want to trace after a woman's purse was taken by a thief who asked to help her carrying…
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Liverpool Christmas market has opened - here's what it's like

Liverpool Christmas market has opened - here's what it's like | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Winter attraction bringing festive cheer to St George's Plateau for a second year
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DWP allowed just two print interviews with disability minister in five years

DWP allowed just two print interviews with disability minister in five years | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Conservative ministers for disabled people have given fewer than 20 interviews to national print and internet media since the 2010 general election – an average of less than three a year – accordin…
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Disabled peer quits equality watchdog over ‘shameful downgrading of disability’

Disabled peer quits equality watchdog over ‘shameful downgrading of disability’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled Tory peer has resigned as a board member of the equality watchdog over a government minister’s “collusion” with the decision not to appoint him as a disability commissioner. Lord [Kevin]…
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Autistic-led taskforce will address ‘hypocrisy and injustice’

Autistic-led taskforce will address ‘hypocrisy and injustice’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A new autistic-led taskforce has pledged to address the “hypocrisy and injustice” that faces autistic people, and make it easier for them to control their own lives, with the help of a £100,000 gra…
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Alabama vote blow to Trump

Alabama vote blow to Trump | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
DEMOCRAT Doug Jones apears to have won election to the US Senate from Alabama, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.
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Daily Mail article on Damian Green sexual misconduct allegations probed

Daily Mail article on Damian Green sexual misconduct allegations probed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Daily Mail will be examined over whether it was influenced by allies of Damian Green to write a negative article about alleged sexual harassment.
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Monsanto promises cash to farmers who don’t abandon weed killer linked to crop destruction

Monsanto promises cash to farmers who don’t abandon weed killer linked to crop destruction | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Monsanto is offering US farmers cash incentives for spraying their genetically-modified soybeans with a controversial weed killer.
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Thousands of disability benefit assessments deemed ‘unacceptable’

Thousands of disability benefit assessments deemed ‘unacceptable’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
New government figures reveal private contractors Atos and Capita are failing to meet required performance targets.
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London’s mayor broke election promise to meet disabled people’s organisations

London’s mayor broke election promise to meet disabled people’s organisations | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The mayor of London has refused to explain why he failed to keep his promise to meet representatives of the capital’s disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) in his first 100 days in office. Labour’…
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128,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless on Christmas day

128,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless on Christmas day | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of homeless children in Britain is at its highest level in a decade, shocking new research reveals.
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The road to ‘Cash Not Care’ - a personal voyage of research discovery

The road to ‘Cash Not Care’ - a personal voyage of research discovery | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled researcher and military veteran speaks about her own experiences of dealing with the DWP and the UK's welfare system.
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Warning over scam in which conmen pose as police officers asking victims to withdraw cash

Warning over scam in which conmen pose as police officers asking victims to withdraw cash | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

A WARNING has been issued about a scam in which offenders pose as police officers and ask victims to withdraw cash from a bank to assist with an…
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Donald Trump protest: 'Biggest UK rally in history' planned for Downing Street amid reports of UK visit in February | London Evening Standard

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Universal Credit Budget U-Turn Could Still Leave Thousands Destitute At Christmas

Universal Credit Budget U-Turn Could Still Leave Thousands Destitute At Christmas | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Six week wait reduced to five, but not in time for the holidays.
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