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DWP refuses to reveal police forces that share information on disabled protesters

DWP refuses to reveal police forces that share information on disabled protesters

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is refusing to say which police forces have passed on video footage and other information about claimants of disability benefits who have taken part in anti-fracking and anti-austerity protests.

DWP’s attempt to hide its links with police forces has caused fresh anger among activists, who have this week called on disabled people to complain to their MPs, as well as police forces and DWP itself.

They have also called for disabled people to support those activists affected by such police actions.

Trust welcomes calls for specialist support to get disabled people into work

Papworth Trust has today welcomed a select committee’s Welfare to Work report which calls for greater support for getting people with complex needs back into work.

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Among other recommendations, the Work and Pensions Committee have called on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to maintain, and ideally, expand a separate specialist scheme for people with substantial disabilities.