Pushed to the Brink

By Ruth Hunt Morning Star Alice Kirby tells Ruth Hunt how DWP benefit assessment practices contribute to the deterioration of claimants’ mental health, causing an increase in suicidal feelings Of late, there have been great strides made regarding the understanding … Continue reading →

‘Shabby’ Labour fails again on disability rights, after abstaining on PIP cuts vote

  By John Pring Disability News Service 30th March 2017   The Labour party has been heavily criticised for again failing to defend disabled people from attacks on their rights, after its peers refused to vote against “discriminatory” cuts to … Continue reading →

DWP ‘is deliberately misleading’ benefit claimants over PIP deadline

  The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing claims that it is deliberately misleading benefit claimants into thinking they have no right of appeal if they miss the deadline for applying for the new personal independence payment (PIP). … Continue reading →

Leonard Cheshire set to scrap disabled-only team over budget black hole

A disability charity is set to scrap a team of disabled staff members dedicated to empowering the residents of its care homes, in a bid to cope with a budgetary black hole. Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) has told its award-winning, … Continue reading →

Preventable Harm Is Government Policy

Government claims that welfare reforms are necessary, disregards the inevitable deaths they created, writes researcher Mo Stewart By: Mo Stewart Date: Tuesday, 12 April, 2016 – See more at: http://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/resources/preventable-harm-government-policy#sthash.1iWr1RuX.dpuf There have been many articles regarding the negative impact of … Continue reading →

#DavidClapson #SanctionsDeaths: IDS rejects three key calls from MPs on sanctions safety

By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday 22nd October 2015 The government has rejected three key recommendations by a cross-party committee of MPs that were aimed at improving the safety and transparency of its benefits sanctions regime. In its response … Continue reading →

#JFMOS #PMQs David Cameron challenged twice in a minute over disability rights violations

By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday 22 October 2015 The prime minister has had to defend his record on disability rights twice in a minute, after being questioned about both a UN inquiry and the death of a north … Continue reading →

#JFMOS Michael O’Sullivan scandal: Inquest notes expose shocking failings of WCA system

The shocking failings of the work capability assessment system – and the healthcare assessors who are paid to police it – have been exposed by the family of one of its victims.

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Michael O’Sullivan inquest: Atos ‘has no idea’ if surgeon is still assessing claimants 

Friday 25th September 2015 By John Pring Disability News Service Government contractor Atos Healthcare claims it has no idea if a former surgeon whose flawed assessment of a disabled man helped trigger his suicide is still testing people with mental … Continue reading →

GE15 The Disability Audit ~ In the name of love put an end to this vile pogrom on disabled people NOW!

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‘The Disability Audit: the eight coalition policies that have hit disabled people’ By Frances Ryan New Statesman After looking in detail at all the changes to the benefits system in the last five years, it’s only possible to come to one conclusion: … Continue reading →

ELECTION 2015: SNP pledges to block coalition’s PIP and DLA disability spending cuts

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  23 April 2015  By John Pring, Disability News Service The Scottish National Party (SNP) has pledged to block plans to cut spending on disability benefits by £3 billion by 2017-18, if enough of its MPs are elected. In one of … Continue reading →

UK Welfare Reform Deaths ~ Updated List ~ October 21st 2014

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  Updated tragic list of welfare-related deaths of UK’s sick and/or disabled people. This is the tip on the iceberg: They shall be remembered forevermore. Avenge the dead. Resuscitate the living. We must fight on for freedom from Westminster’s murderous … Continue reading →

Second court case to challenge ILF closure in England and Wales launched

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Claimants are asking the courts to again quash the decision to close the Independent Living Fund

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Join the campaign to save the Independent Living Fund #SaveILF

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All I ask of you is for your help. Help us save the independent living fund from closing on 30th June 2015.

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British Disability Rights Abuses: ‘UK Government Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Crimes Against Humanity’ – a report by Mo Stewart

Please sign this petition and encourage friends, family and your networks to do the same: LETTER TO THE ICC AT THE HAGUE RE: MISTREATMENT OF UK SICK AND/OR DISABLED PEOPLE   UK Government Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Crimes Against … Continue reading →

Scottish independence: A lifeboat for disabled people drowning in a sea of cuts

Scottish independence is a lifeboat for disabled Scots: To vote YES is a vote for life. It is NOT a vote of no solidarity with our disabled sisters and brothers south of the border

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Scotland faces “severest cuts in political history, over and above the retrenchment of the last few years” if it votes for the status quo

“This is the day, our day, Scotland’s day. The day that we can cradle in our arms Scotland’s future and hear the infant cries of a new country,”

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