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DWP drops plans for ‘cruel’ A23 benefits assessment centre

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on a remarkable result in a David v Goliath contest Labour councillors in Waddon were today celebrating victory with disability campaigners, after they managed to halt plans by the Department of Work and Pensions … Continue reading

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Disabled forced to walk 400m to get to proposed benefits centre

The Department for Work and Pensions is “playing a cruel trick” on the disabled and unwell of Croydon over plans to open a benefits assessment centre in the New South Quarter development off the Purley Way. That’s according to a … Continue reading

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DWP owes council more than £1m for housing, says Butler

Alison Butler, the council deputy leader who failed to declare that her son worked for an agency that was hired by the borough, has today entered the row over the chaos that is Universal Credit, calling on the Chancellor of … Continue reading

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MP Barwell and the ‘ridiculous’ office without disabled access

In 2011, the MP for Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, described a situation in which a disability assessment centre in his constituency had severely restricted access for the disabled as “ridiculous” and ought to be changed. “We need a solution,” the … Continue reading

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Help to give ATOS the benefit of your views on their work

ATOS, the company that vets disabled benefit claimants, is in retreat, writes JON BIGGER, as he prepares for further protests in Westminster tomorrow A few weeks ago there were demonstrations outside ATOS offices across the country (including a small but … Continue reading

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