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Disability Wales 12h
More on the difficulties of finding accessible home in the private rental sector.
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Disability News DNS Nov 15
UN expert tells of disabled people’s ‘horrendous’ evidence on poverty (while government tells him austerity was just a myth)
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Rhian Davies 13h
Very proud to have contributed to these findings during visit to Cardiff on behalf of alongside Simon & Thanks for listening & supporting our concerns re impact of austerity on disabled people
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BBC News (UK) 13h
Poverty causing 'misery' in UK, and ministers are in denial, says UN official
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Philip Alston 13h
I found that government policies are inflicting unnecessary misery on people living in :
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Rebecca Riddell 15h
Nearly half of those in poverty, 6.9 million people, are from families in which someone has a disability. People with a disability have been some of the hardest hit from austerity measures. on in the . Today’s speech: .
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Bassam Khawaja 15h
.: That 1.5 million people in the live in destitution is grim. The government could solve this, the money is there, but they choose not to.
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Christiaan van Veen 16h
As a 'digital by default' benefit, Universal Credit has created an online barrier between people with poor digital literacy and their legal entitlements.The 'test and learn' approach to the rollout treats claimants like guinea pigs and can wreak havoc in lives.
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Rebecca Riddell 16h
The UK is the world’s 5th largest economy. It seems patently unjust and contrary to British values that so many people are living in poverty. on in the . Today’s speech: .
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Rebecca Riddell 16h
One of the key features of involves the imposition of draconian sanctions, even for infringements that seem minor. on in the . Today’s speech: .
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Rebecca Riddell 16h
The costs of austerity have fallen disproportionately upon the poor, women, racial and ethnic minorities, children, single parents, and people with disabilities. on in the . Today’s speech: .
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Bassam Khawaja 16h
Replying to @Alston_UNSR
.: Would be a huge step forward if the government finally started measuring , and should embrace the Social Metrics Commission's new poverty measure:
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Bassam Khawaja 16h
Replying to @Alston_UNSR
. is relative and depends on where you are—every country has to be measured against what it's capable of doing. Comparisons to poorer countries are not helpful. The could solve poverty if it wanted to, but has chosen not to
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Bassam Khawaja 16h
Replying to @Bassam_Khawaja
in the : 14 million people, a fifth of the population, live in poverty. Four million of these are more than 50% below the poverty line, and 1.5 million are destitute, unable to afford basic essentials.
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Bassam Khawaja 16h
Replying to @Alston_UNSR
.: There is no alternative but to conclude that the 's obligations under a range of international conventions are not at all satisfied by British policies.
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Bassam Khawaja 16h
Replying to @Alston_UNSR
.: the government could take immediate steps to radically improve the lives of people living in
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Rebecca Riddell 16h
The problem is there has been almost no discussion about the impact of Brexit on low-income groups. on in the . Streaming here now: .
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Aoife Nolan 19h
A reminder that will be making his end of mission statement today. His messages about and in this country must not be lost in the clamour.
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Bassam Khawaja 16h
Replying to @Alston_UNSR
.: policies are inflicting unnecessary misery on people in poverty
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Christiaan van Veen 16h
: We are witnessing the gradual disappearance of the postwar British welfare state behind a webpage and an algorithm. In its place a digital welfare is emerging. The impact on the human rights of the most vulnerable will be immense.
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