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Now UN sparks fury after launching human rights investigation into Britain’s disability benefit reforms

UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has opened probe

  • Will check if there has been ‘grave violations’ of rights of disabled people 
  • MPs tonight branded the investigation ‘politically motivated’
  • Earlier this year a group of UN ‘ambassadors’ attacked UK welfare reforms

By Jack Doyle for the Daily Mail

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The United Nations sparked fury today after launching an unprecedented inquiry into Britain’s treatment of the disabled.

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities launched a formal probe into whether this country has committed ‘grave or systemic violations’ of the rights of disabled people.

Sinéad O’Connor talks Robin Williams’ death and mental health

 

‘people get treated like dirt’

She says that men and women with health issues are treated differently by the media

Posted 16th August 2014 in News | By Clickmusic News Desk

Sinéad O’Connor has spoken out about the death of Robin Williams to highlight that there is still a long way to go in breaking down the stigma of mental illness.

Mental health patients sent hundreds of miles for a bed

The cost of treating mental health inpatients in hospitals outside their local areas has spiralled, research by HSJ reveals.

Figures supplied by 21 NHS trusts reveal that their collective spending on out of area placements solely due to capacity pressures jumped 42 per cent, from £32m in 2011-12 to £46m in 2012-13 – the last full year for which figures were available.

According to HSJ research, the number of patients treated outside their areas also increased.

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