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Two very vulnerable homeless men left to die in sub-zero temperatures

A homeless man died tragically, earlier this week while sleeping rough in freezing temperatures in Nottinghamshire. He was known as Ben to locals, and had been sleeping in a tent near Saint Swithun’s Church in Retford.  2,028 more words


DWP spent £100m on disability benefit appeals over 2 year period

Part 1 of this article is from the Press Association and part 2 is written by me.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has spent more than £100m in just over two years on administering reviews and appeals against disability benefits, figures show.  2,025 more words

Social Policy

Translink workers stand ready to defend public transport services against impact of austerity cuts

Northern Ireland’s public transport faces a ‘perfect storm’ between private sector cherry-picking of profitable routes and chronic underfunding

Union seeks urgent meeting with Translink management and Department for Infrastructure officials to identify status of threat to bus routes… 481 more words

Press Releases

From the abstract to the concrete: urban design as a mechanism of behaviour change and social exclusion

I rarely venture into large retail areas and shopping centres. They make me feel unwell. I’m rather claustrophobic to begin with. I also have lupus, one of my symptoms is a quite extreme photosensitivity. 5,661 more words


GMB investigation on ‘Mad Friday’ reveals 900,000 ambulance emergency calls were answered without paramedics last year.

Information from GMB has exposed the critical shortage of ambulance staff as a result of government policy has resulted in almost one million ambiance calls responded to without trained  paramedics.

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This is a ‘must watch’.  Explains the mechanism seen across London and other big cities of social cleansing. It’s the same one as is being used on the NHS, education, Fire service, police etc….

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Austerity is the unfavourable treatment of protected social groups, leading to unfair disadvantage

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said an analysis of all the changes to tax, social security and public spending since the Conservatives came to power in 2010 showed the poorest citizens have been hit hardest by tax, social security and public spending reforms and are set to lose at least 10% of their income. 1,086 more words

Human Rights