Thursday, December 14, 2017

Letters

Letters: Council withdraws proposal to fine homeless £1,000 for using tents

Homeless people in Stoke still face swingeing cuts to vital support services.

Mental health professionals slam ‘vicious’ Tory attack on disabled benefit claimants

Tories determined to 'strip welfare provision to the absolute bone', say mental health professionals.

Victory for campaigners as council withdraws supported living cuts

Rochdale Council proposed changes to the way it provides care and accommodation for vulnerable and disabled adults.

Letters: Council cuts could be in breach of disabled people’s rights

Rochdale Council has defended a set of controversial cost saving plans for learning disability services.

We call on the Labour Party to pledge to end homelessness

Open letter calls on the Labour Party to include a pledge to end homelessness in its 2020 general election manifesto.

Disabled woman’s desperate plea for help from MP will have you in tears

Mandy's life is about to be turned upside down when her mobility car is taken away because of callous Tory cuts.

Labour Must Work Harder To Defend Disabled People Against Tory Cuts

Letters: Disabled people need the Labour Party to unite and work harder to hold the government to account, a concerned citizen writes.

Parenting Classes Won’t Undo The Damage Caused By Destructive Tory Policies

Parents need the Government to stop thwarting their best efforts at every turn, writes Elaine Dyson.

Letters: Iain Duncan Smith Made My Life ‘Not Worth Living’

A former soldier left cold and humiliated by Tory welfare cuts tried to take their own life,.. and knows who to blame.

Letters: Exposing The Myths Behind Unemployment And Social Security

Unemployment figures are cleverly designed to make sure that people don't find out the facts, writes Mark Williams.

Letters: Iain Duncan Smith Is Bereft Of Compassion And Honesty

Letters: Compassion and honesty are not among Iain Duncan Smith's and the Tories' best attributes.

Letters: A Desperate Plea To The People Of The UK

With a Government ruling by fear and perpetuating benefits myths, it's more important than ever that society stands united.

David Cameron Urged Not To Weaken Freedom Of Information Act

Campaigners have written to PM David Cameron expressing ‘serious concern’ at the government’s approach to the Freedom of Information Act.

Enough Is Enough! The Tory Demonisation Of Benefit Claimants Must Be Stopped

The weak and vulnerable should be cared for and valued as much as the privileged and powerful elite, writes Ms Z. Devi.

Letters: DWP Decision Makers ‘Personally Responsible’ If They Fabricate Evidence

If a DWP Decision Maker knowingly fabricates evidence to present to a Tribunal they would be "personally responsible", says former welfare rights lawyer.

Letters: Are DWP Decision Makers Submitting Fabricated Evidence To Appeal Tribunals?

A DWP decision maker "is not legally liable for any errors or omissions he may make" in evidence submitted to an appeal tribunal.

Letters: ‘Little Support For Welfare Benefit Claimants In The UK’

I find it amazing that there is so little support for Welfare Benefit claimants within the UK, writes John Fairest.

Letters: Politicians Urged To Help Safeguard Benefit Claimants With Mental Illness

Campaigners are deeply concerns over cuts to services and benefit sanctions for people with mental health problems.

Letters: Back To Work Programme Is A ‘Pointless Exercise In Time Wasting’

Unemployed music composer was threatened with a benefit sanction when he described a mandatory work placement as 'pointless'.

Royal College Of GPs Warns Of High Stress Levels For Doctors

GPs have warned that a 7-day a week NHS 'could lead to mistakes and may put lives at risk'.

Benefit Claimants Should Not Be Forced To Live In Fear

Why are we pushing vulnerable benefit claimants into the position of feeling that the only way out is to take their own life?

Tories On The Side Of Working People? You’re Taking The Cameron!

Whenever David Cameron states that the government has plans to help us, he creates uneasiness among those who know the opposite is true.

Letters: Claiming Benefits When Disabled Is Not A ‘Lifestyle Choice’

Sick and disabled people don't 'choose' to claim benefits, they have no choice - writes Kathy Lamprell.

Letters: ‘We Need A New Form Of Capitalism’

Capitalism is an 'ideology built on a fraudulent premise', writes Stephen Locke.

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