Benefit assessors ‘must be held accountable’ for report failings, MPs hear

By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd November 2017 The healthcare professionals who carry out disability benefit assessments on behalf

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Chancellor ignores social care, weeks after UN’s independent living warning

  By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd November 2017 Disabled campaigners have criticised the chancellor’s failure to provide any

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New minister for disabled people criticised by her local DPO over voting record

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th November 2017 The new minister for disabled people is facing criticism over her

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Disabled woman takes DWP minister to court over PIP mental health changes

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th November 2017 A disabled woman is taking work and pensions secretary David Gauke

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Research linking care cuts to 120,000 deaths ‘is fresh evidence austerity kills’

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th November 2017 “Indisputable” new research has linked government cuts in adult social care

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Disabled people ‘will go into government alongside Labour’, says McDonnell

  By John Pring Disability News Service 9th November 2017 Disabled people and their organisations will “determine” and “implement” the

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National summit set to build new alliances and ‘reinvigorate’ the movement

  By John Pring Disability News Service October 19th 2017 Organisers of a national “summit meeting” of disabled people’s organisations

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I work for the DWP as a universal credit case manager – and what I’ve seen is shocking

Reblogged From Independant Newspaper  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/universal-credit-dwp-worker-case-manager-benefits-system-government-food-banks-a7998196.html I see so much suffering on a daily basis. Case managers like me are well-trained to

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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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Mordaunt misleads MPs… again

  By John Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 The minister for disabled people has again misled MPs, after

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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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