Scottish Social Security Secretary to pledge devolved welfare system will treat blind people ‘with dignity and respect’

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30 January 2019
Source: RNIB

Scottish Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP will meet blind and partially sighted campaigners this morning [Wednesday 30 January 2019] to discuss how the welfare system being devolved to Scotland can be improved. Campaigners say that too often the current system, as administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), refuses support to claimants with sight loss – decisions

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Disability Rights UK: DWP incapable of delivering a pathway from poverty for ill and disabled people

23 January 2019
Source: Disability Rights UK

The DWP is institutionally and culturally incapable of making the reforms needed to bring about a “step-change in outcomes for ill and disabled people” concludes a new Demos short discussion paper. Its author, Tom Pollard spent 18 months at the DWP on secondment from Mind. He has worked on social policy related to mental health for the last ten years,

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‘Managed Migration’ to Universal Credit to cause serious difficulty for claimants

22 August 2018
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust are calling on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) not to proceed with “managed migration” until the many outstanding problems have been analysed and addressed Key Points “Managed migration” in its current form will cause many claimants serious difficulty. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) should not proceed with “managed migration” to Universal Credit until

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Department of Health: Improving lives: work, health and disability green paper. Consultation

23 November 2016
Source: Dept of Health

This government wants to help everyone to be able to enjoy the independence, security and good health that being in work can bring. We know that the right type of work is good for an individual’s physical and mental health. Work can bring other benefits – introduce a sense of purpose, raise self-esteem, and allow people to build relationships. Many

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