Friday, January 17, 2020

Charities Urge Ministers To Drop Planned Cuts To Work Support Allowance

George Osborne plans to cut £30 a week from ESA, paid to claimants forced to give up work through illness or serious accident.

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Citizens Advice demands ‘fundamental overhaul’ of Universal Credit system

"We need to see significant changes to the way the Universal Credit is designed and delivered to ensure it supports the people who need it."

5,000 sick and disabled people died awaiting benefit repayments after ‘scandalous’ DWP error

"That 5,000 disabled people were denied the proper support to live independently before they died is scandalous."

More than 100,000 disabled people lose Motability vehicles when reassessed for PIP

Disability rights charity described the latest figures as a "scandal" and called for urgent reform to the PIP assessment.

Jobcentre staff to target homeless people in new £3m government scheme

Charities say government should focus on the root causes of homelessness and invest in the benefits system.

DWP slammed over rising number of benefit underpayments

Proportion of benefit claimants who have been underpaid due to official errors has risen by 86% since 2011-12.
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Stroke care facing a ‘ticking time-bomb’, says charity

Charity warns that the number of stroke professionals in the UK is at a worryingly low level.

5,000 sick and disabled people died awaiting benefit repayments after ‘scandalous’ DWP error

"That 5,000 disabled people were denied the proper support to live independently before they died is scandalous."

Charity exposes ‘glaring employment gap’ for people with epilepsy

Employment rate for people with epilepsy is far lower than for those with most other disabilities.

One in five adults have experienced child abuse, research shows

ONS research reveals that 1 in 5 adults in England and Wales experienced a form of child abuse before they turned 16.

More than 100,000 disabled people lose Motability vehicles when reassessed for PIP

Disability rights charity described the latest figures as a "scandal" and called for urgent reform to the PIP assessment.

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