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Benefits and Poverty Rick Burgess, seated, in conversation
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Disabled activists say government-funded research, which concludes that the programme to reassess people on incapacity benefit through the work capability assessment (WCA) was linked to 590 suicides in just three years, is both “damning” and “timely”. Campaigners, doctors and psychiatrists have been warning for several years of strong anecdotal evidence that the programme to
Activism and Campaigning Dennis Queen speaking, while surrounded by police
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Disabled activists have explained why they needed to hold the government to account over its “sickening” and “degrading” cuts by protesting outside this week’s Conservative party conference in Manchester. The protest, organised by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), saw disabled people take a central role in the middle of wider anti-austerity protests that took
Benefits and Poverty An Atos sign
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Government contractor Atos Healthcare claims it has no idea if a former surgeon whose flawed assessment of a disabled man helped trigger his suicide is still testing people with mental health conditions for their eligibility for disability benefits. Disability News Service (DNS) approached Atos following last week’s revelation that a coroner had demanded government
Politics Head and shoulders of Jeremy Corbyn
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Disabled activists have greeted the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the Labour party’s new leader with huge optimism, and as an opportunity to fight back against government austerity. Many campaigners recognised his past commitment to disability rights, and his record of speaking out on austerity policies. They also noted that he made his first
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