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Access to Work: the cut the DWP don't want disabled people to know about

You’d be forgiven for having missed the current mess of Access to Work – the fund delivered through Jobcentre Plus that pays for practical support, from computer software to support workers, for disabled people at work. 583 more words


The poor are worthless and expendable in Tory Britain

A letter a day to number 10. No 975

Thursday 15 January 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

It seems that George Osborne has told the Times, “I couldn’t have been clearer that our plans do not involve tax increases, including VAT, because our plans involve cutting public expenditure and saving on welfare budgets.” 429 more words


So another year gone and a new begun, will it be better, worse or the same as 2014.

Well, I suppose we hope that it will be better, but in what way. 748 more words


Merry Christmas from GMWRAG

It has (not quite) become a Christmas tradition for GMWRAG to send out a Christmas message. Looking back at 2014 it’s disturbing to note that as far back as 2011 we said… 349 more words

Welfare Benefits

Curtains draw on the Independent Living Fund

- Indraja Gugle

The high court today (8 December 2014) has upheld its previous decision to close the Independent Living Fund in June 2015. This will affect 17,500 recipients of the aid.

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Care for people with Learning Disabilities

Independent report demands action on care of people with learning disabilities* from NHS England*.

An extract ‘……..Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of ACEVO and author of the independent report, said… 266 more words