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Disabled people point to issue of ‘benefit scroungers’ as discrimination increases

http://www.scope.org.uk/news/discrimination

I presume that this will be because of all the compassionate conservatism about nowadays

Disabled people point to issue of ‘benefit scroungers’ as discrimination increases

31 July 2012

  • Almost half (46%) said people’s attitudes towards them have got worse over the past year
  • 73% experienced the assumption that they don’t work; 83% say coverage about benefits scroungers can negatively affect attitudes; 87% say benefit scroungers themselves have a negative effect on attitudes
  • ‘Scroungers’ tiny in number compared to genuine claimants
  • Scope: Paralympics once-in-an-lifetime opportunity to show positive stories that change the way people think about disability
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