Stars of Britain’s longest running soap joined disabled people in their campaign to Save the Independent Living Fund (ILF).
Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that there has been only 5,250 Universal Credit 'starters' between April 2013 and 31 January 2014.
Thousands of disabled people in Scotland are to benefit from a new Independent Living Fund (ILF), Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
3.8 MILLION families could be just one paycheck away from losing their home, the housing and homeless charity Shelter has warned.
Social Housing tenants living in Scotland need 'clear advice' on whether or not they need to pay the controversial 'bedroom tax', the Chartered Institute of Housing (Scotland) say.
NHS doctors are still using words like retarded, morons and subnormal when describing people with learning disabilities.
Department for Work and Pensions is exploring the possibility of replacing the WCA with a streamlined system, based upon written medical evidence acquired from claimants, their GP's and consultants.
The UK is becoming an "unsympathetic and uncaring state", say The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).
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Tax and benefit changes introduced since the coalition government took office in 2010 mean households will be worse off by an average of £974 a year by 2015, say Labour.
In the past twelve months, Disability Online say they have helped a total of 203 people receive correct benefit awards.
46 Liberal Democrat peers voted to keep the hated 'Bedroom Tax', despite party president saying the Lib Dems could no longer support the controversial policy.
Unite has called on Labour to push for a parliamentary vote to end the 'obscene' Bedroom Tax ahead of protests against the policy this weekend.
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Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is representing Paul and Susan Rotherford, on behalf of their severely disabled grandson Warren.
Unemployed lone parents could be forced into mandatory unpaid work placements as part of fresh changes to benefits coming into force from the 28th April 2014.
Dame Anne Begg (Labour), has called on the Government to save the Independent Living Fund (ILF) and allow the most disabled people to continue to live independently in their homes.
Benefit sanctions and welfare reforms will hit homeless people in Scotland harder than any other group, a Scottish charity has warned.
Chancellor George Osborne has outlined tax changes and a tough new benefits regime for Britain's unemployed.
Coalition welfare cuts are pushing previously law abiding citizens into "poverty crime", with the number of people stealing food from stores at a nine year high.
The number of people entitled to sickness benefit Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has soared to all-time high, official figures released in March by the DWP show.
BBC has discovered that only 6% of social housing tenants affected by the coalition government's controversial 'bedroom tax' have moved to a smaller property.