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It’s a good time to think about what has happened in 2012, which passed under the sign of the governing Coalition conducting a discriminating and biased welfare reform, which left many marginalised groups in society much worse off than before. The Campaign For a Fair Society has summarised very coherently in their Manifesto the nature of the unprecedented cuts: they are unfair because they target people with disabilities and people living in poverty; and they are inefficient and will create more crises and new costs. I often ask myself if the actions of the government amount to criminal behaviour. Continue reading Services helping Services
Below is a link to a web site that outlines your rights
The Campaign launched its eight-point manifesto at the House of Lords on 12 August. The key speakers were Baroness Hollins, Simon Duffy and Kaliya Franklin.
Slideshow of images from the day (Flash required).
Baroness Hollins: Parliament UK entry
Simon Duffy: The Centre for Welfare Reform
Kaliya Franklin: Benefit Scrounging Scum (blog)
Campaign for a Fair Society launches Manifesto
The Campaign launched its Manifesto at the House of Lords on 12 March 2012.
- says that the government’s cuts are unfair – they target disabled people and those living in poverty
- explains how the cuts are inefficient – they will create more crises and new costs
- shows how the government could do things differently
- makes eight proposals for a fairer society.
Download the manifesto as a PDF: CfaFS-Manifesto-2012.03
>A new report produced by False Economy identifies cuts to charities and community groups throughout the country.
These cuts remove support and services used by some of the most vulnerable in society. The report has been compiled using Freedom of Information responses provided by local authorities.
The list of charities facing funding cuts includes:
- 112 adult care charities
- 142 elderly-related charities
- 382 children’s and young people-related charities
- 151 disability-related charities.
For more information and to download the report:
Visit the False Ecoconmy web site
TUC coverage of the report