Blind and deaf Universal Credit claimants ‘humiliated’ by benefits bosses


Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
SNP MSP Kevin Stewart has hit out at DWP chiefs over advice given out to those with sight and hearing loss. Benefit claimants with sight and hearing loss are being “humiliated” by welfare chiefs, an MSP has claimed. The SNP’s Kevin Stewart said blind people without internet access had been advised…

Universal Credit rent payments could face overhaul after leaving people out of pocket


Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
It comes after housing associations demanded action from the DWP to close the “bizarre” loophole. Universal Credit could face an overhaul over an issue that housing associations warn will lead to thousands losing out on a week’s rent. Head of Policy at the National Housing Federation: “It’s a really serious situation.…

The Disappeared Disabled – the shocking facts.


Originally posted on finolamoss:
The Francis report, identified systemic, organisational, and, individual failings contributed to “the normalisation of cruelty” in the care in Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The 2012/13 Annual Report by Healthwatch England, showed 94% of the public agreed that the NHS, and social services, could be improved. 1 in 3 of public surveyed,…