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  1. cpuusage

    Shamed councillor in new rant likening disabled kids to deformed animals

    Shamed councillor in new rant likening disabled kids to deformed animals http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/colin-brewer-councillor-new-sick-1887780
  2. cpuusage

    100,000 more disabled homeless by the end of the year.

    Was reading the current Big Issue today, & it estimated that around 100,000 disabled people would be classed with homeless status by the end of the year due to the benefit changes.
  3. R

    Scgitzoprenia isn't a disability

    I've just been to the gym, was given a letter saying due to the no of people claiming disability to get in cheap everyone has to pay the B Active rate which is for those out of work, twice as much Maybe i'm getting on my high horse but it's more of the disability means wheelchairs the mentally...
  4. S

    Been missing out? Get DLA? Disabled railcard?!

    Well I have just stumbled on this, as I am now over the age of a young person's railcard and we all know how expensive trains are now Let the train take the Strain! Get a disabled persons railcard! | Recovery Wirral It seems to me if you get DLA you can get a disabled railcard, only £18 a year...
  5. Wiseowl

    Very interesting Independent Article

    Original Source 'Lying, thieving bastards'? That's not the half of it: Disabled people describe the everyday insults they've suffered on Twitter - News - Gadgets & Tech - The Independent The allegation that jobless and disabled people were referred to as LTB – "lying, thieving bastards" – by...
  6. F

    A good way of reducing my paranoia

    Kill all the sociopathic Tory mps who believe in persecuting and terrorising the disabled and poor and those who willingly support them.
  7. M

    Occupational Health Referral

    I'm being referred to Occ Health in a couple of weeks, I'm worried he's going to say I'm not fit to do the job (I wouldn't blame him if he did), and work are going to turn around and say they have no other roles and fire me. Can they do this? I'm bipolar 2 and was off for four months at the end...
  8. F

    Disabled benefits claimants face £71 a week fines for breaching work plan

    Disabled benefits claimants face £71 a week fines for breaching work plan The government has drawn up plans to withdraw £71 a week from sick and disabled benefit claimants if they fail to take steps to get back into the workplace. A leaked draft of a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)...
  9. Wiseowl

    Disabled Workers To Stage Strike

    Source http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/10322584 Members of the GMB and Unite unions in Remploy sites across the UK will walk out on July 19 and 26 to express their "disgust" at the Government's plans. The workers have voted in favour of industrial action as part of a campaign to stop...
  10. M

    Disabled Tax Credit Overpayment

    When I returned to work in 2003 after many years off with anxiety/depression which I now believe to be BP but that's another story, I was eligible for disabled persons tax credit. As my wife is deaf and classed as disabled I put her on the form too. Years later it now transpires she wasn't...
  11. F

    No data protection for sick and disabled

  12. bert tomato

    Does this make sense?

    I have a 3yr DVLA restricted license and expect I am not alone. Now because of this, we have to pay higher insurance. Because I am unemployed I can no longer afford a car because of the insurance. However you can get a Disabled persons Railcard? I dont want to encroach on the severly...
  13. Girl Interrupted

    Tory mp says disabled should work for less than minimum wage!

    Tory MP Philip Davies: disabled people could work for less pay Shipley MP describes criticism of his remarks that disabled people could work for less than minimum wage as 'leftwing hysteria' A Tory MP has sparked anger by suggesting that disabled people should work for less than the minimum...
  14. F

    Minimum wage a 'hindrance to disabled jobseekers'

    A Conservative MP has suggested "vulnerable" jobseekers - including disabled people - should be allowed to work for less than the minimum wage. Backbencher Philip Davies said the £5.93-an-hour legal minimum may be a "hindrance" to some jobseekers. Firms were likely to favour other candidates...
  15. amathus

    Disabled people and mobility cuts: Article....

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/feb/26/cut-mobility-payments-disabled-people?CMP=twt_fd qf.
  16. A

    Disability is not a lifestyle choice

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2011/feb/14/disability-living-allowance-benefits-cuts The majority of people receiving disability living allowance truly need the money and desperately wish they did not I like to think that I am a fairly intelligent person, and yet one thing...
  17. H

    Oh oh - I smell a set back

    Not good news. I just logged into my Steam account, and it has been disabled. :cry: I have over 40 games in there with a rediculous value (some £40 each) and can't access my account. I was billed twice for one game on 27th Dec, and told their customer support. They said the money would be...
  18. D

    fighting the cuts

    It's great after all the bad news to be able to send a message of hope and good cheer. The government have gone too far this time and the protest is growing. Rhydian fon James had a great response to his article in the Guardian on Thursday...
  19. D

    For three days a gang of 18-year-olds tortured a younger autistic boy.

    * o Ian Birrell o The Guardian, Saturday 16 October 2010 o Article history The details are sickening. For three days a gang of 18-year-olds tortured a younger autistic boy. They kicked him, stamped on his head, scraped his skin with sandpaper, pelted him with dog...
  20. D

    the losers

    Disabled claimants may lose over £9,000 due to coalition cuts 14 October 2010 think tank Demos has produced a 164 page report – Destination Unknown - detailing how much money sick and disabled claimants are likely to lose as a result of coalition changes to the benefits system. The report...