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Homelessness rises 55% under ‘disgraceful’ Tory govt – charity

Homelessness rises 55% under ‘disgraceful’ Tory govt – charity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Devastating figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal a significant 55 percent rise in homelessness since David Cameron became prime minister in 2010.
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Powerful New York Times Op-ed Strikes Blow For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Health Rising

Powerful New York Times Op-ed Strikes Blow For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Health Rising | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The New York Times is the most influential paper in the English speaking world. It gets hundreds of op ed applications a day, and it just chose to publish a powerful, powerful editorial on chronic fatigue syndrome. Coming on the tails of the Institute of Medicine report Julie Rehmeyer, a journalist with ME/CFS, hit’s all the right notes in her piece aptly titled “A Disease Doctors Refuse to See” (literally and metaphorically). Julie asks whether the IOM report will result in doctors and the NIH
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Virgin Money Giving | Fundraising | deborah beck's fundraising page

Virgin Money Giving | Fundraising | deborah beck's fundraising page | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
deborah beck is raising money for Life For a Kid Foundation by taking part in the Deb Head Shave. Sponsor them with Virgin Money Giving.
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Maximus will face nationwide protests on first day as ‘fitness for work’ provider - disability news service

Maximus will face nationwide protests on first day as ‘fitness for work’ provider - disability news service | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The controversial new provider of the government’s “fitness for work” test will be greeted with protests in more than 25 towns and cities across England, Scotland and Wales as it starts to deliver assessments for the first time. The day of action will take place outside assessment centres on Monday (2 March) and is being …
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Concern over welfare payment slowdown | News | Inside Housing

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Stop playing a numbers game with net migration | ToUChstone blog

Stop playing a numbers game with net migration | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yesterday the Office for National Statistics reported that net migration has risen to 298,000 meaning the government has missed its target of reducing net
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The Homelessness Epidemic Gets Worse, Highest Number Of Rough Sleepers Since National Count Began

The Homelessness Epidemic Gets Worse, Highest Number Of Rough Sleepers Since National Count Began | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The UK's homelessness epidemic is growing worse as statistics show there are more people sleeping on the streets in our city centres than at any point since national records began in 1998. Rough sl...
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Judicial Review Into DWP’s Disabled Benefits ‘Fiasco’

Judicial Review Into DWP’s Disabled Benefits ‘Fiasco’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Expert lawyers have been given the green light to launch a judicial review into the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP’s) system for providing essential payments to disabled families, on behalf of vulnerable people who have been “left in the lurch” and have faced waits of up to 13 months for vital support.
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Social security (benefits) claimants are treated worse than offenders

Social security (benefits) claimants are treated worse than offenders | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,013 Friday 27 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Dr David Webster, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, in written evidence to the W...
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Labour would cut top level of university tuition fees to £6,000

Labour would cut top level of university tuition fees to £6,000 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Ed Miliband pledges to lower fees from £9,000 by curtailing pension tax reliefs if Labour is elected, arguing current system of student finance is broken

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Sell Off - The Abolition of Your NHS. Website accompanying film.

Additional resources and content for the film Sell Of - The Abolition of Your NHS, by director Peter Bach.
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Workfare Is A Betrayal Of Our Children And We Will All Pay The Price In Time

Workfare Is A Betrayal Of Our Children And We Will All Pay The Price In Time | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Most of the UK's successful creative people were probably once a NEET - meaning someone under 25 who is not in education, employment or training.  Tom Jones was famously revealed as workshy by his ...
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Is Iain Duncan Smith Bullshitting About Universal Credit? Of Course He Fucking Is

Is Iain Duncan Smith Bullshitting About Universal Credit?  Of Course He Fucking Is | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith has been back to his bull-shitting best with a string of wildly optimistic claims about the wonders of Universal Credit. Alongside the Secretary of State's rare appearances in the...
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New chronic fatigue syndrome report doesn’t help us

New chronic fatigue syndrome report doesn’t help us | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Latest report's focus on fatigue hampers research and takes attention away from possible causes.
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Affordable house building falls 14% | News | Inside Housing

Affordable house building falls 14% | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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210,000 new households predicted a year | News | Inside Housing

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Green Light For Judicial Review Into Cuts To Disabled Student Support

Green Light For Judicial Review Into Cuts To Disabled Student Support | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lawyers have been given the green light to launch a legal challenge on behalf of disabled students who feel ‘ignored’ due to the Government’s failure to consult on proposed restrictions to grants which could prevent many others from accessing higher education.
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Earning below the living wage: bad for men – worse for women | ToUChstone blog

Earning below the living wage: bad for men – worse for women | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
We know that women and men don't get equal wages for equal work. We also know that women are more likely to be trapped in zero-hour contracts. As Fair Pay
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Fairness for everyone is ultimately - just fair.

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Help me find the 50 human rights cases absolutely everyone needs to know about

Followers of the blog will know I am developing a new initiative, the Human Rights Information Project (HRIP). The aim is to radically rethink the way we communicate about human rights. I need some...
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How The DWP Bribed Employers To Break Age Discrimination Laws With A 'Golden Ticket' Worth £2,275

How The DWP Bribed Employers To Break Age Discrimination Laws With A 'Golden Ticket' Worth £2,275 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jobcentres bribed employers with 'golden tickets' worth up to £2,275 to hire young people over older workers despite warnings from lawyers that this Wage Incentive scheme was probably illegal. Figu...
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Disabled girl who can't walk or talk takes modelling world by storm

Disabled girl who can't walk or talk takes modelling world by storm | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Holly Greenhow, nine, from Hemingford Grey in Cambridgeshire, has Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, meaning she can't walk or talk. But she is in demand as a model and has posed for Tesco and Boden.
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This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article....
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When They Heard This Homeless Man's Voice, They Rushed Him Into A Studio

When They Heard This Homeless Man's Voice, They Rushed Him Into A Studio | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
He was struggling to survive, but when a group of musicians hear the passion in his voice, they decided the world needed to hear him. 
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25 Feb Day of Action To Support Activist Arrested At Jobcentre

Solidarity with unemployed activist arrested for representing a jobseeker – call out by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty via Boycott Workfare Take part in a day of action at job centres Britain-...
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Cameron is clamping down on tax fraud. But by the working poor not the idle rich.

Cameron is clamping down on tax fraud. But by the working poor not the idle rich. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the UK today!) It's not true at all that the Cameron government isn't tackling tax fraud. In fact, it has even brought in a US company - called Concentrix - to help HM Revenue an...
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