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Crippen asks “did you know that the Tories are going to tear up the Care Act?”

Are you aware that this government are proposing a Coronavirus Bill that will effectively free local authorities of their duties to provide social care support under the Care Act 2014? This will have a devastating impact on the lives of thousands of Disabled people, especially those of us who need social ...

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Crippen compares the death rate of the Corona Virus to that held by IDS

Iain Duncan Smith (IDS) must be feeling a bit side-lined as a virus comes out of nowhere and threatens to overshadow his record of deaths created whilst head of the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP). I don’t suppose we’ll ever know just how many disabled people have died due to ...

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Baadmowfin announces a new era for social care – Greenwich Mean Time

Bristol’s Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) are protesting decisions made by their local council concerning disabled people, but without consultation with the disabled people it will impact upon. Council cuts to social care are imminent, attached to rhetoric about it being about creating better services. not cost savings, so ...

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Crippen looks at ‘temporary’ suspension of private company benefit assessments

After seven years of paying private companies millions of pounds to assess disabled benefit claimants the DWP have finally bowed to pressure and are bringing the process back under state control - or are they?! Over 70% of claimants who had their benefits stopped by the private firms Maximus, Atos ...

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Crippen shows how you can have your say about the DWP

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing yet another investigation into Universal Credit. It comes as a storm around one of its most contentious aspects grows. After disbanding the select committees that kept an eye on the various departments working within government, the Work and Pension Select Committee ...

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Crippen asks why is the DWP shredding vital evidence about benefits suicides?

The Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) has been accused of “a cover-up” after shredding around 50 reports into suicides that were linked to benefits being stopped. DWP officials have admitted that the files were shredded, but that this had been due to data protection laws stating that all ...

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Crippen addresses the news that the government have changed official records

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made a shocking admission about how it treats ‘vulnerable’ claimants. It not only changed official records, replacing the answers it originally gave to an MP, but is now claiming ignorance! One campaigner, meanwhile, told The Canary newspaper this represents “neglect on ...

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Crippen looks at being useful and fulfilled

You’ll remember me mentioning in an earlier Blog that the government have set a target for one million disabled people to be in employment by 2027. Also, because of this we’ll then have "fulfilled and meaningful lives" (sic). Well, a press release issued by the DWP informs us that to mark ...

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Crippen reports on why the high courts found that the DWP acted unlawfully

Two disabled campaigners identified as TP and AR, have delivered another humiliating defeat to The Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) through the High Courts. The DWP tried to defend their actions involving a huge drop in income for severely disabled people moving on to Universal Credit but was ...

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Cartoonist Crippen comments on the Government’s refusal to assess the impact of benefit sanctions

Campaigners have responded with anger when it was revealed that the government has refused to assess the impact benefit sanctions have on people’s mental health despite repeated warnings they can cause long-lasting damage to the wellbeing of claimants and their families. This is despite warnings over the past several years ...