Disability – Deafblind discriminated against in new assessment

Equal & Diverse

Major faults outlined in Sense report. A major review of the new assessment arrangements for individuals seeking benefits has been undertaken by Sense, the charity which promotes the interest of individuals who are dual sensory impaired. They have concluded that the new disability living allowance (DLA) arrangements … Continue reading →

Now it’s Real. First Cancer Patients, Now Government slash benefits for Disabled Children

Diary of a Benefits Scounger

Last night, the House of Lords failed to support an amendment put down by Tanni Grey-Thompson, the most successful paralympian of all time, to protect the benefits of disabled children once Universal Credit is introduced. You can read more here http://www.family-action.org.uk/section.aspx?id=14225 but … Continue reading →

A Town Called Malice


‘New blitz on benefit cheats’ trumpets the Daily Express  http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/287882/New-blitz-on-benefit-cheats. ‘The Government is joining forces with Crimestoppers to make it easier for people to turn in shameless swindlers. Ministers want the public to call an anonymous phone line to report … Continue reading →

Manufacturing Ignorance: the Centre for Social Justice and Welfare Reform in Britain


The dramatic scenes in English cities last August of burning buildings, bands of hooded and masked youths pillaging stores, and thousands of police patrolling major streets in riot gear were bound to trigger rash statements and knee-jerk reactions.  Set against … Continue reading →

Benefits can do more harm than good for child poverty because parents ‘will only spend them on drugs or gambling’

On the attack: Iain Duncan Smith says poor families would not necessarily be helped if they are given more money

Higher benefits for poor families could do more harm than good, Iain Duncan Smith claimed last night, as feckless parents will only spend the extra money on themselves. In an attack on Labour’s child poverty targets, the Work and Pensions … Continue reading →