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  • The humanitarian crisis within our borders

    Asylum destitution in the UK can be prevented, as can the illness it causes. Write to your MP about why the cut to family asylum support must be reversed.

    24 September 2015 | NAT
  • Top five concerns people with HIV have about ageing: Scotland

    Through the Positive Persons' Forum and other initiatives, many people with HIV in Scotland have made it clear that they are very concerned about growing older with HIV. We have set out some of these concerns in the infographic below (or view it as a plain online image). The top 5 concerns were confidentiality, the effects of HIV medication, drug interactions, Financial stability and ignorance and stigma.

    12 August 2015 | HIV Scotland-
  • Budget: Osborne scraps WRAG as part of £13 billion-a-year benefit cuts

    The government is to slash financial support for hundreds of thousands of disabled people on out-of-work benefits, as part of measures that will cut £13 billion-a-year from the social security budget by 2020-21.

    13 July 2015 | Disability News Service
  • Cameron fails to rule out cuts to disability benefits

    David Cameron has declined to rule out cuts to disability benefits as part of George Osborne’s planned £12bn welfare savings to be outlined this year.

    05 June 2015 | The Guardian
  • Tories must now come clean about where their £12bn of welfare cuts will be made

    A controversial option would be to pare benefits for the disabled. Taxing disability living allowance, personal independence payments and attendance allowance would save about £1.5bn. But Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne hinted during the election that the most vulnerable would be protected, and hitting the disabled would hardly chime with “compassionate Conservatism”.

    15 May 2015 | The Independent
  • Iain Duncan Smith privileged to serve in Conservative-only cabinet and finish the job of welfare reform

    The Chingford and Woodford Green MP's re-appointment as Work and Pensions Secretary was among the first to be announced today by David Cameron. His welfare reforms have brought sharp criticism from opposition parties, campaigners and charities, who say they push people further into poverty.

    12 May 2015 | East London and West Essex Guardian Series
  • HIV positive workers take less than a week off

    The majority of people living with HIV take less than four days off work a year but still find it hard to obtain financial products such as income protection and critical illness cover.

    07 May 2015 | FT Adviser
  • HIV and the general election - what we should be talking about

    The National AIDS Trust and HIV Scotland have joined together to identify the key priorities for the new Parliament which will reduce HIV transmission and improve the lives of people living with HIV across the UK.

    15 April 2015 | NAT press release
  • Guide for people living with HIV to disability benefit claims

    NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed guidance for people living with HIV on how to provide relevant evidence for new disability benefits applications. 

    31 March 2015 | NAT press release
  • Income Protection and Critical Illness Cover non-existent for HIV-positive people

    Insurance provision for people living with HIV remains limited, Chris Morgan, lead adviser at Unusual Risks Mortgage & Insurance Services, has found. The firm asked major providers whether they would offer life insurance, income protection or critical illness cover to HIV-positive applicants.

    04 November 2014 | FT Adviser
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