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Benefits and Poverty Hundreds of white flowers lying on grass
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“Staggering” new figures show that the proportion of people claiming the main out-of-work disability benefit who have attempted suicide doubled between 2007 and 2014. The new analysis of NHS statistics, being published for the first time by Disability News Service (DNS), shows that in 2007 – a year before the introduction of the much-criticised
Benefits and Poverty An Atos sign
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The former civil servant commissioned by the government to review its new disability benefit has refused to accept there is any dishonesty among the healthcare professionals who carry out assessments, despite being shown significant evidence of wrongdoing. Disability News Service (DNS) has twice contacted Paul Gray’s personal independence payment (PIP) review team with evidence
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
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