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Research exposes scale of government’s social care crisis for disabled people in UK

February 19, 2013


Thousands struggling to eat, wash or leave their homes New research exposes the true scale of the Government’s social care crisis for disabled people, which has left thousands without access to basic care to help them eat, wash properly and leave their homes. The report, ‘The Other Care Crisis’, is published by Scope, Mencap, The National […]

‘Mini-jobs’ don’t work in Germany, and they won’t work in Britain

December 24, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) Though being floated by the Treasury as a measure to increase employment, German ‘mini-jobs’ offer little money or security.  The most recent copycat idea floated by the Treasury to promote employment creation through ever more flexible labour markets is the German “mini-jobs” initiative. Introduced in Germany in 2003 under the social […]

‘Alarmingly high’ death rates at ‘full to bursting’ england hospitals

December 3, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE INDEPENDENT) Death rates at 12 NHS hospital trusts in England were alarmingly high last year, according to an influential report. The number of patient deaths are above expected levels at the 12 trusts, the Dr Foster Hospital Guide found. Patient safety is also being risked because hospitals are “full to bursting”, with […]

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

October 22, 2012


(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. […]

£500m funding gap in UK leaves elderly care in crisis

October 10, 2012


(BY NEPO) Elderly people could go without basic care because of a £500 million funding crisis, a report warns. Age UK launches ‘Care in Crisis 2012’ report highlighting the social care crisis. Age UK’s new Care in Crisis 2012 report shows that this year spending on older people’s social care in England has fallen half […]

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

October 4, 2012


(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 […]

UK’s poorest families hit hardest by recession and austerity

October 3, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THEREALNEWS.COM) A leading British charity warns that 3.5 million children in the United Kingdom are growing up below the poverty line, while the divide between rich and poor continues to accelerate faster than anywhere else in the developed world. Even in the middle of a recession it’s not difficult to see that the […]