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Thousands Demand To Record Atos Sickness Benefit Tests

Between December 2012 and February 2014, a total of 4,060 audio-recorded face-to-face Work Capability Assessments (WCA) were requested.

Meals On Wheels For Vulnerable Adults Down 63%, Says Labour

220,000 fewer meals were delivered to pensioners and vulnerable adults over the last five years, says Labour.

Welfare Weekly – Issue 12 (03/01/2015)

This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from the Welfare Weekly.

Opinion: £30 Billion National Insurance Surplus A Kick In The Teeth For Starving Families

George Osborne is sitting on a £30 BILLION National Insurance surplus while struggling families turn to food banks to feed their children

DWP Gets Tough On Sickness Benefit Claimants

The Department for Work and Pensions has today announced a number of changes to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Work Capability Assessments.

Labour: NHS Cannot Survive Five More Years Of David Cameron

The NHS as you know it cannot survive a second term of Tory-led government, says Labour.

71 Coalition MPs Stood To Profit From NHS Privatisation, Says Unite

A new a 'dossier of disgrace' published by Unite reveals that 71 coalition MPs with links to private healthcare interests voted to sell-off our beloved NHS.

Work Programme Makes Mental Health Problems Worse, Says Charity

83% of people who lost their jobs due to mental health problems got worse while on the government's flagship back to work scheme.

People With Mental Health Problems Hammered By Sickness Benefit Sanctions

More than 60% of adverse ESA sanctions decisions made between January to March 2014 were against people with mental health issues or behavioral problems.

Hundreds Of NHS Operations Cancelled Every Day

Hundreds of NHS operations are cancelled every day as A&E departments struggle to cope under record-breaking strain, figures show.

Ebola Case Confirmed In Scotland

The Scottish Government said the disease was discovered in its early stages and the risk to others is "extremely low".

Thousands With Degenerative Conditions Told They Could Be ‘Fit To Work In The Future’

Thousands of people with incurable medical conditions are being classed as 'fit to work in the future' by a "nonsensical" Work Capability Assessment (WCA), new figures reveal.

ILF Closure: ‘Turning The Clock Back To The Dark Ages’ For Disabled People

Disabled people face being "excluded from our society" resulting in thousands being excluded from work, further education and general participation in society.

One In Five Young People Have Slept Rough In The Past Year

A poll by the homeless charity Centrepoint found that nearly one in five young people have slept rough in the last 12 months.

‘Flying Care’ Visits Leave Elderly And Disabled With ‘Impossible Choices’

A Freedom of Information Request reveals how three quarters of councils in England are providing just 15 minutes of care for vulnerable people.

Yes, Some Sick And Disabled People Really ARE Too Ill To Work – Graph

The number of people entitled to sickness benefit Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has soared to all-time high, official figures released in March by the DWP show.

Families With Disabled Children Forced To Go Without Food And Heating

Benefit cuts and the rising cost of living mean families with disabled children are having to cut back on the essentials many of us take for granted.

UKIP Deputy Leader Calls For NHS Privatisation – Video

Footage has emerged of UKIP's deputy leader Paul Nuttal calling for "more free market [to be] introduced into the NHS".

900,000 Sick And Disabled People Face ‘Huge’ Benefits Delays, Says Labour

Long delays in processing disability benefit claims are "forcing many sick and disabled people to rely on food banks to survive", say Labour.

Fit For Work: Exploring Future GP Referrals – DWP Report

DWP report examines GP's views on the new 'Fit For Work' service and the likely number of referrals.

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