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Social care is bearing the brunt of council cuts, by Simon Duffy

February 4, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) Statistical manipulation disguises the fact that disabled people are being hit the hardest by cuts to benefits and services. Simon Duffy *.- One of the extraordinary features of the cuts programme has been the fate of social care. At the same time as announcing the deepest cuts in public expenditure since […]

Vulnerable to be hurt most by ‘inhumane’ support cuts in UK

October 22, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE INDEPENDENT) Councils have been accused of leaving elderly and disabled people to fend for themselves, as research by The Independent reveals that the vast majority have abandoned support for all but the most severely disabled. Austerity cuts will see people losing vital support which gives them help with shopping, bathing or cooking. […]

Disabled people: ‘collateral damage’ in the british government’s Austerity War

October 4, 2012

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(BY NEPO) New report offers the first detailed, comprehensive analysis of the impact of cuts and other changes to welfare on disabled people and their famílies. Disabled people’s organisations and charities have argued that disabled people are shouldering a massively unequal share of the burden of cuts and ‘reforms’ to the Welfare State.  They have […]