Model with no bowel denied toilet access

A model was left humiliated when his ileostomy bag leaked and staff at a conference centre refused to let him use the toilet

Blake Beckford







15 January 2018

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Tory Vice Chairman suggests jobless should have vasectomies

Theresa May’s new appointment as Tory Party Vice Chairman Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield, has written a blog post suggesting jobless men should undergo vasectomies.

16 January 2018

Read the Welfare Weekly article here

DWP must publish secret reports on Atos and Capita PIP failings

The information commissioner has ordered the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to release documents that are likely to expose the widespread failings of two of its disability benefit assessment contractors.

18 January 2018

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Civil Servant has concerns with DWP strategy on disability employment

The civil servant who leads the government’s work and health unit has sparked fresh concerns that the new disability employment strategy could be heavily influenced by the discredited “biopsychosocial” (BPS) model of disability.

18 January 2018

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Important Information for Councillors with disabilities

The London Councils website has guidance for Councillors with disabilities.

January 2018

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Jeremy Hunt and ‘that’ spreadsheet

Jeremy Hunt, the Health Minister deserves to be on the Wall of Shame for many reasons. This time it’s for a spreadsheet he tweeted without realising it show how dangerous the staffing levels were at Ipswich.

19 January 2018

Read the Evolve Politics article here

Proof that UC fails

The Government’s own reasearch project to assess the Working Well pilot programme in Greater Manchester, shows that using UC to sustain employment does not work.

January 2018 from the DWP

Read the summary here

Being disabled in Britain

An important report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

3rd April 2017

Read and download the report here

It is available in a variety of formats

Food on Prescription

General Practitioners will soon be able to give patients who are at risk vouchers for fruit and vegetables.

The Independent

24 December 2017

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Attempted suicide rate for WCA claimants has doubled

The rate of suicide attempts by people who undergo a Work Capacity Assessment has doubled in the last 10 years, since the Tory’s came to power.

The Independent

29 December 2017

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