DWP promises no-one will lose out in huge review of 1.6 million PIP cases

  John Pring Disability News Service February 1st 2018 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has promised that no

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Backlash over ‘terrible insult’ of McVey’s DWP appointment

    By John Pring Disability News Service 11th January 2018 Campaigners have reacted furiously to the decision to appoint

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Sir Bert Massie: Tributes to ‘a life committed to disabled people’s liberation’

By John Pring Disability News Service October 19th 2017 Tributes have been paid to Sir Bert Massie, the chair of

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DPOs call on transport secretary to restore Access for All funding

By John Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 Disabled campaigners and their allies have called on the transport secretary

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Tory conference: Silence on eligibility means WCA announcement is ‘meaningless’

By John Pring Disability News Service  Oct5th 2017 Changes that mean some sick and disabled benefit claimants will no longer

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UK General Election: Why disabled people oppose the Tories ~ And need your help

Video: A woman with learning difficulties has accosted Theresa May while the prime minister was on a walkabout in an

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#CripTheVoteUK #GE2017: #SNP calls on next government to follow Scotland’s lead on benefits

The SNP has called on the next UK government to follow Scotland’s lead in protecting disabled people from social security

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#CripTheVoteUK #GE2017: Labour ‘will take a human rights-based approach’ to protecting disabled people

Election 2017: Labour ‘will take a rights-based approach’ to protecting disabled people  Labour has promised that it will take a

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#CripTheVoteUK: As UK doctors’ leaders abdicate duty to defend patients’ human rights disabled people face perilous post-election future

BMA ‘will be complicit in future deaths’, after silence on ‘fit note’ rules By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday

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Shock as Universal Credit rules treat sick as ‘fit for all work-related activity’ – against GPs explicit orders

By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday 25 May 2017 Activists ‘horrified’ by universal credit rules forcing sick claimants into

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Voting Tory in #GE17 is a vote to kill people like me, and you need to know why

By Blogger a Disabled Activist Fiona Robertson April 21st 2017 IT IS to their credit, and to our collective doom,

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There are 13 million disabled people in Britain. If we don’t vote together, the DWP will tighten the screws on us

  Reblogged from Independant Journalist James Moore April 21st 2017 Scope, the charity for disabled people, tweeted an interesting number

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#BMJ #BritishMedicalJournal ‘#FirstDoNoHarm’: are #WCA #disabilityassessments associated with adverse trends in #MentalHealth? ~ assessments have had serious adverse consequences for mental health in England, which could outweigh any benefits that arise from moving people off disability benefits – A longitudinal ecological study – B Barr1, D Taylor-Robinson1, D Stuckler2, R Loopstra2, A Reeves2, M Whitehead1 Author affiliations

Abstract Background In England between 2010 and 2013, just over one million recipients of the main out-of-work disability benefit had

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Coroner orders inquest into ‘fit for work’ man who collapsed after leaving jobcentre

By John Pring Disability News Service 26th January 2017   About 100 activists and their allies have taken part in

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