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Activism and Campaigning Paul Farmer speaking to protesters outside Mind's headquarters
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The country’s largest disability charities have been accused of “selling out” disabled people, as they look set to play a significant role in providing back-to-work services under the government’s new Work and Health Programme. Disability News Service (DNS) has contacted seven of the largest disability charities – most of which are not user-led –
Activism and Campaigning Paul Farmer speaking to protesters outside Mind's headquarters
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Mind’s chief executive has lied to service-users and other disabled activists who were protesting about his charity’s close links with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Disabled activists who gathered outside Mind’s headquarters on Monday declared “war” on the charity because of its support for DWP policies that they say have damaged people
Benefits and Poverty Entrance to DWP's Caxton House HQ
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Ministers are considering plans to slash benefit payments to hundreds of thousands of disabled people, by scrapping a key part of the main out-of-work disability benefit, employment and support allowance (ESA), according to the BBC. The BBC reports that a leaked Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) document describes ESA as a “passive” benefit