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The Conservatives' child poverty plan tackles poverty at source

The Conservatives' child poverty plan tackles poverty at source | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne: Implementing the right measures in a growing economy will ensure we deliver a meaningful, lasting reduction
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Former Tory MP claims she can tell someone's religion by the way they tweet

Former Tory MP claims she can tell someone's religion by the way they tweet | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's Louise Mensch!) Oh dear. Former Tory MP Louise Mensch claims she can tell someone's religion by the way they tweet: I'm not sure I can tell someone's religion by the way they twe...
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Minimum wage rise of 19p an hour a 'slap in the face for low paid workers'

Minimum wage rise of 19p an hour a 'slap in the face for low paid workers' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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A new approach to personal budgets could improve community care

A new approach to personal budgets could improve community care | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
£1m social investment scheme will result in greater control over budgets, a wider choice of services and less dependency on statutory help, says Nick O'Donohoe
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Almost three-quarters of people fear living standards will fall in old age

Almost three-quarters of people fear living standards will fall in old age | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Kate Murray: Older people, carers and professionals say the government is unprepared for the challenges of our ageing population
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Duncan Smith mocks Labour bedroom tax figures » Central Government » 24dash.com

Duncan Smith mocks Labour bedroom tax figures » Central Government » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than 21,500 people have now been identified as wrongly paying the bedroom tax according to figures obtained by the Labour Party.
Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves said the data, revealed yesterday, had been obtained from 194 loca...
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Government putting most vulnerable at risk by scrapping £347 million welfare fund » Local Government » 24dash.com

Government putting most vulnerable at risk by scrapping £347 million welfare fund » Local Government » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The scrapping of a government fund used by councils to provide emergency support will make it increasingly difficult to help vulnerable people facing short-term crises, local authorities are warning.
The Local Government Association (LGA), which rep...
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Rough sleeping up by a third since 2010 | News | Inside Housing

Rough sleeping up by a third since 2010 | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rough sleeping in England has risen by more than a third since 2010, official statistics reveal.
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London rents more than twice national average | News | Inside Housing

The average London rent is now 102 per cent more than the national average, according to analysis released today.
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MPs' anger at missing data on who has patient records

MPs' anger at missing data on who has patient records | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Health committee says it can find data only from the past 10 months
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Atos awarded contract for NHS records - Telegraph

Atos awarded contract for NHS records  - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Atos has been given the contract to extract patient records, MPs are told
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Public Health England needs to ‘find a direction’

The Health Committee has surmised that Public Health England (PHE) need to find a “clear direction” in order to effectively look after the nation’s public health interests.
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Benefit mismanagement hurting sick and disabled, watchdog says

Benefit mismanagement hurting sick and disabled, watchdog says | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Atos and Capita have failed to hit assessment targets leading to poor peformance of Iain Duncan Smith's flagship programme
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More families using food banks 'is down to supermarkets trying to cut waste'

More families using food banks 'is down to supermarkets trying to cut waste' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tory minister Esther McVey's view shows shows how
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Benefit cuts explicitly linked to mental health problems

Benefit cuts explicitly linked to mental health problems | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dominic Smith: Oxfordshire Mind receives six-figure sum from the Big Lottery fund to deal with fallout from welfare reforms
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Cameron and Clegg: hands off our local hospitals

Cameron and Clegg: hands off our local hospitals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Local hospitals in England are under huge threat: the health secretary Jeremy Hunt is trying to give himself new powers to close any hospital in England. Any hospital. Any time. And he could get this power as soon as next week.

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have the power to scrap this law. I've just signed a petition asking them to act urgently: can you add your name too?
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Iain Duncan Smith: Food banks good but politicised » Central Government » 24dash.com

Iain Duncan Smith: Food banks good but politicised » Central Government » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith has said that food banks provide a "good service" but have become "hopelessly politicised".
Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, the work and pensions secretary avoided directly answering a question concerning food banks and...
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English rough sleeping numbers soar » Housing » 24dash.com

English rough sleeping numbers soar » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rough sleeping has soared by 37% in England in the last three years, official statistics have revealed.
The Department for Communities and Local Government's shocking figures show a 5% rise on last year, with 2,414 people reported by councils as sle...
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£billions paid to MPs, peers and royalty in housing benefit » Housing » 24dash.com

£billions paid to MPs, peers and royalty in housing benefit » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A new study has revealed that MPs and members of the Royal Family are paid billions of pounds in housing benefit.
Trade Union GMB's report shows the top 20 highest grossing landlords in 311 of Britain's 380 local authority areas - and the vast ...
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STOP MPs who receive Housing Benefit via property they own, speaking/voting on Welfare topics, due to a prejudicial pecuniary interest. 
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Protest against rough sleeper 'criminalisation' today | News | Inside Housing

A protest will be held today in a bid to stop the ‘criminalisation’ of rough sleepers in London.
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Homeless living in shocking, rat-infested conditions, report says

Homeless living in shocking, rat-infested conditions, report says | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Many suffer breathing problems because of damp conditions, say Shelter and Crisis, after survey in three areas of England
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One punch killer sentence 'a joke', says victim's mother - Telegraph

One punch killer sentence 'a joke', says victim's mother - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The killer of Andrew Young, 40, who suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome, was given a four-year jail sentence
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GPs urged to take note during Eating Disorders Awareness Week

An estimated 1.6 million people in the UK have an eating disorder, with many suffering without support as they do not meet stringent criteria for anorexia or bulimia diagnoses.
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