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Benefit tales

From the Disabled People Against Cuts  website . DPAC wish to thank John Slater for this article
Some claimants placed in the Work Related Activities Group of ESA  (WRAG) find that their medical condition has worsened, possibly because of the Work Related Activities (WRA) they must undertake. But when they notify the DWP to tell them, even if they have supporting medical evidence from their GP or consultant, the DWP work advisor or coach disregards the evidence and still insist for the claimant to undertake WRA because they are in the WRAG.
What follows is an explanation of why the DWP advisor/coach may be acting unlawfully, and of what claimants might be able do in this situation.
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Wirral In It Together

01-07-13-big-report-media-statement25th November 2016

On 1st July 2013, the date of the above media statement, Wirral Council leader Phil Davies and then Chief Executive Graham Burgess knew it would have been dishonest to claim that only one business had gone under from the now declared total of 49 in receipt of BIG Fund grants.

But claim it they did.

We’ve labelled this ‘dishonesty du jour’ because for a very long time, the same persons constantly and shamelessly fed false reassurance to the public – in meetings, correspondence or in press releases – flaunting the professionalism, competence, thoroughness and honesty of their officers with regard to their dealings with the BIG Fund.

We were told they had access to all council information required to investigate any complaints, the results of which – if officers were doing their jobs properly – will have been shared upwards with their seniors.

Such knowledge, once imparted, will have made the leader, the former CEO and…

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Posted on the door of a lecturer in English at a US college: I don’t think any more need be …Continue reading →

via US lecturer’s brilliant and heartfelt response to post-election racism and sexism — Vox Political

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Check this important video out:   It appears that Agenda 21, now renamed as Agenda20/30 has been approved or considered for fasttrack, the day the USA went to the polling stations. This has happened behind closed doors, out of sight of the Media.

Its not unusual for governments to sneak policies and legislation through whilst the population is distracted.

Below is a  video link to a speech given by War Journalist and reporter Chris Hedges.

Although he gave this speech in 2003, I believe its content to be just as relevant today and possibly more so.

Chris Hedges Brilliant Speech On The War On Terror

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Same Difference

Employment advisers will be integrated into the government’s flagship talking therapy service as part of new plans to improve recovery rates for mental health patients.

NHS England clinical adviser David Clark told HSJ the national body is working with the Department for Work and Pensions to introduce more employment specialists into the improving access to psychological therapies service from next year.

The plans form part of a DWP green paper published at the end of last month, though no timescale has been given as to when the advisers will be in place.

While providers have been successful hitting the new waiting time targets for mental health services, they have struggled nationally to achieve the goal of half of IAPT patients making a recovery.

The plan to bring employment specialists into IAPT is intended to boost recovery rates in deprived areas. An NHS Digital report published last month revealed that while…

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This is from the facebook page 4UP: I work full time always have, I am disabled, have been since age 8 when I caught polio and my left leg became paralysed. In 1992 I got a life award of DLA high r…

Source: I demand that you make your ridiculous failing PIP appointment system accessible to disabled people

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Rest in Peace Debbie, your courage and tenacity on our behalf will never be forgotten whilst we keep up the fight for freedom, justice and equality for all Disabled….. x

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I am very sad to have just heard of the death of Debbie Jolly. Debbie was a co-founder of Disabled People Against Cuts, a campaign group I highly respect. Debbie and I never met in person but we have been connected on Facebook and Twitter for years and we have over a hundred mutual Facebook friends.

Disabled People Against Cuts member Linda published this lovely tribute at the DPAC site:

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you one of our co-founders, Debbie Jolly has died following a short hospital stay. As disabled people everywhere we’ve lost a friend and advocate and a fighter for our movement.

Debbie has played a hugely influential part in the development of DPAC since 2010 and she and I have worked together virtually every day since dealing with the day-to-day things that needed to be done to make DPAC the successful…

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#AceNewsReport – Nov.10: Secret DWP Documents Prove They Silenced The Media From Running Stories They Didn’t Approve Of : Evolve Politics //DWP Examination reported after an extensive investigation to get them released Following a 13 month battle, the DWP have finally been forced to release secret documents illustrating the tactics they use to control and […]

via BRITAIN: DWP: Secret documents reveal that they monitored and analysed both mainstream and social media to reduce and manage negative coverage on issues surrounding disability and welfare benefits including persuading journalists not to run 385 stories – @AceNewsServices — Ace News Services

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While everyone’s attention has been focused across the Atlantic following the election of the appalling Donald Trump, vital things are happening here to almost no notice whatever. Ironically, since they forced a massive top-down reorganisation on the NHS under the ‘Health and Social Care Act 2012′, the government has steadfastly refused to treat the NHS […]

via Govt may not treat social care as part of NHS – but Virgin Care happy to — The SKWAWKBOX

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