Welfare Weekly 25 May 2019

25 May 2019 — Welfare Weekly

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

'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.

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

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.

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

Children with learning disabilities 'locked away' in mental health hospitalsReport warns that vulnerable children are being sedated or physically restrained while detained in mental health hospitals.

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How a devoted husband took on the DWP and WON!

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.

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Tory welfare cuts breach international human rights laws, says watchdog

Tory welfare cuts breach international human rights laws, says watchdog

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

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

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.

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

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.

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