Independent Living
Benefits and Poverty
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General Election 2017: Tory mental health plans greeted with accusations of ‘hypocrisy’

Two user-led groups have accused the Conservative party of “hypocrisy” after it promised to end the “burning injustices” facing mental health service-users. Both groups pointed out that Conservative social security policies, including the coercion and bullying of benefit claimants, had created and worsened mental distress. And they said the party had been responsible for
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Arts, Culture and Sport
Crime
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Activists protest at eight stations hit by access delays

Disabled activists have protested at rail stations across the capital over the government’s decision to postpone £50 million of funding that had been set aside for major access improvements across England and Wales. Supporters of the user-led Transport for All (TfA) campaign protested about the decision by the Department for Transport (DfT) at the
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