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Free social care for over-65s would save the NHS £4.5bn a year

IPPR report claims it would also create 70,000 new jobs in the care sector.

Tories accused of the ‘deliberate dismantling of the welfare state’

Accusation comes after a UN report accussed the UK Government of taking Britain back to the age of Victorian work houses and extreme poverty.

Tories ‘doubling down on anti-poor policies’, says damning UN report

UN report accuses the UK Government of being "in a state of denial" over the impact of its welfare policies.

‘I’ve been crying my eyes out’: Universal Credit ‘error’ left disabled man hungry and penniless

"I'd work if I could to pay my way, but I'm so unwell at the moment after my surgery that it's impossible."

DWP review into the death of six-stone Stephen Smith will be held in secret

Calls for an independent inquiry have seemingly been ignored by the DWP.

Children with learning disabilities ‘locked away’ in mental health hospitals

Report warns that vulnerable children are being sedated or physically restrained while detained in mental health hospitals.

How a devoted husband took on the DWP and WON!

Mr Kirkland took the DWP to court to win back the vital benefits denied to his disabled wife.

Tory welfare cuts breach international human rights laws, says watchdog

Benefit cuts mean children have been left to go hungry, report says.

Hundreds of vulnerable and mentally ill children ‘locked up by the state’ because councils lack sufficient funding

Report warns that the true number is likely to be far higher due to Government failings in gathering data.

82% of households hit by the Tories’ callous benefit cap are unable to work

Revelation comes as two single mums failed to challenge the hateful policy at the Supreme Court.

Outrage as homeless people are refused social housing due to benefit cuts

Councils and housing associations say renting to homeless people has become 'too risky'.

Pension credit cuts will leave some of the poorest pensioners up to £7,000 worse off

The Tories’ pension credit cut comes into force from the 15th May.

Child poverty is becoming the ‘new normal’ in parts of Britain

500,000 more UK children are having their lives limited by poverty today than at the start of the decade.

‘Smartly dressed’ fraudsters target benefit claimants in Universal Credit scam

Vulnerable people are being tricked out of hundreds of pounds, charity warns.

Tory benefit cuts will double the number of children living in poverty

Changes to social security benefits are devastating family incomes, report warns.

Labour pledges to extend £10 per hour ‘Real Living Wage’ to under 18’s

Jeremy Corbyn accused the Tories of discriminating against young people.

Disabled people subjected to a rising torrent of online abuse, says charity

Figures show a 33% increase in the number of reported incidents of online disability hate crimes.

Amber Rudd to end three-year benefit sanctions under Universal Credit

Work and Pensions Secretary said she wanted to ensure that penalties for failing to meet strict benefit conditionality "are proportionate".

Tories under fire over threat to end free TV licences for over 75s

"It is the only form of companionship for many who are lonely", said actor Ricky Tomlinson.

High Court finds Universal Credit migration arrangements unlawful

10,000 severely disabled people would have left worse off by around a £100 per month.

Universal Credit claimants ‘left in the dark’ about their entitlements

Universal Credit claimants are given little information about how payments are calculated and if they can appeal decisions.

Hospital workers to protest over private contractor ‘poverty pay’

Protests will involve porters, cleaners and domestic staff who work for French multinational Sodexo.

‘Misleading’ DWP letter sent to GP’s risks ‘endangering’ patient health

The DWP letter advises GP’s not to provide sick notes to people found ‘fit for work’.

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