Saturday, May 25, 2019

Press Releases

Government Might ‘Shut You Down’ If You Continue Criticising Welfare Cuts, Food Bank Charity Told

Trussell Trust told to think more carefully about speaking out against government figures and welfare cuts, otherwise “the government might try to shut you down”.

Government Benefit Cuts Fuelling London Housing Crisis, Warns New Report

Rents in London are set to rise considerably faster than housing benefit, meaning the pool of affordable properties is getting smaller and smaller.

Benefit Sanctions Blamed For 54% Surge In Food Bank Demand As 20 Million Meals Given To Poorest In 2013

Big rise in UK food poverty sees 20m meals given out in last year

DWP Face Second Legal Challenge Against Independent Living Fund Closure

The claimants, represented by Deighton Pierce Glynn and Scott-Moncrieff & Associates, fear that loss of ILF support would threaten their right to live with dignity

‘I’d Rather Go Back And Die Than Suffer Like This’, Says Syrian Asylum Seeker

Campaign groups have hit out at the treatment of Syrian asylum seekers at Waterside House, the Home Office’s Immigration centre in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

‘Workfare’ Scheme ‘Holed Below The Waterline’, Says Unite

Unite has welcomed the news that 345 voluntary sector organisations, including household names such as Shelter, Crisis, Scope and Oxfam, have pledged not to take part in the Community Work Placements (CWP) programme

Queen’s Speech Is The Product Of An Exhausted Government, Say Unite

The Queen’s speech is the product of an exhausted government, lacking in the people’s trust which skirted around the big issues of the economy, depressed incomes, unemployment and the housing crisis.

Council Failed To Provide Adequate Respite Care For Severely Disabled Child

A Lancashire family missed out on quality time together for more than two years, because the county council did not provide the correct support to their severely disabled daughter

Calls For Five-Year Health And Social Care Funding Commitment

A five-year commitment to transform health and social care funding is urgently needed to avoid the care system spiraling towards a deeper crisis, council leaders are warning today

Family With Disabled Child To Appeal Against ‘Bedroom Tax’ Ruling

Two grandparents caring for a severely disabled child hit by the “bedroom tax” vowed to fight on today, after their judicial review challenge was dismissed by the High Court.

We Should Join Forces To End ‘Shameless’ Government Attacks Against Disabled People, Say TUC

TUC is urging unions and disability organisations to 'come together' to combat "shameless" government attacks against disabled people and welfare cuts.

News In Brief: Jobs Market Statistics – May 2014

The latest jobs market statistics have been released by the jobs search engine Adzuna - May 2014.

DWP: JobCentre ‘Work Coaches’ To Support Young People Into Work

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Press Release Reads: For the first time ever Jobcentre Plus, in partnership with local authorities, will implement a new approach that focuses support solely on 16-17 year olds who...

Welsh LibDems Hail New £50 Million Care Fund A ‘Major’ Achievement

Welsh Liberal Democrats Press Release: Details have been announced today of the £50m care fund that was established due to the Welsh Liberal Democrats negotiations with the Welsh Government. The Intermediate Care Fund, set-up through the...

Withdrawal Of Night-Time Care Breached Disabled Women’s Human Rights, Says ECHR

The case concerned a lady with severely limited mobility who complained about a reduction by a local authority of the amount allocated for her weekly care.

Scotland Urged To Make ‘Clear Commitment’ On Mitigating ‘Bedroom Tax’

Commons Select Committee says both Governments should expedite the necessary procedures to enable the Scottish Government to lift the cap on DHPs

We’ll Tackle The ‘Scandal’ Of Low Pay, Say Labour

Labour will pledge to restore the link between average earnings and the minimum wage, says Ed Miliband

Controversial Appointment To Cheshire East Caring Together Board

Caring Together is part of the wider NHS reorganisation of health and social care across eastern Cheshire.

Universal Credit Could Lead To ‘Increased Risks Of Fraud And Error’, Say Work And Pensions Committee

The official estimated benefit fraud rate is 0.7% but the general public’s misperception is that it is some 34 times higher.

Wales Leading The Way In Tackling Hate Crime, Says Communities Minister

The Framework covers hate crime of all kinds including race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and age.

Improvements To Adult Social Care Complaints Process Make It ‘Easier’ To Raise Concerns

People who want to raise concerns about adult social care in England can now benefit from a new arrangement between the sector’s regulator and ombudsman.

Welfare Reform Impacting On Mental Health, Say SNP

Scottish National Party (SNP)  Press Release: The Scottish National Party has criticised the UK government for failing benefits claimants with mental health problems. Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate today on Improving the Employment and...

Universal Credit Project In Disarray

There has already been a succession of timetable alterations and given the lack of control over the project it seems inevitable that there will be further delays and problems.

Private Taxi Firms ‘Taking Advantage’ Of Disabled People – Petition

Petition calls on the Government to enact Section 165 of the Equality Act 2010 to stop Private Hire Operators taking financial advantage (overcharging) of wheelchair & disabled passengers.

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