Tag: UK Society
Severely disabled people, like Philip, are losing their lifeline as disability benefits disappear in the rollout of universal credit.
Campaigners call for change to rules as people are denied tax credits for their own children after caring for young relatives.
New report reveals that two-thirds of English councils have closed or cut emergency funds, causing greater hardship to low-income families.
A pilot scheme giving away sanitary products through food banks aims to help low-income women and break down taboos.
I have a permanent disability. Even after the election, the Conservative government is forcing people like me through this broken system.
Insolvencies among care home operators are at a record high and likely to continue without government action.
Homeless people report being kicked in the head, sexually assaulted, having bedding set on fire and being urinated on.
New study finds that disabled people living in deprived areas are more likely to lose their benefits under the government’s controversial assessments system.
Scrapping the benefit in England has left vulnerable people housebound, but those in Wales and Scotland still enjoy greater help.
Housing schemes such as ‘preparatory flats’ that guide lone youngsters on to the renting ladder may be at risk due to further housing benefit cuts.
Government-backed employment project found benefit cuts that push claimants further into poverty also create barriers to finding work.
A new army of ‘presenting officers’ is to help the Department of Work and Pensions at benefit tribunals, while the disabled person making the appeal is left to struggle alone.
Flagship benefit reform has been watered down so much that it risks failing to achieve its original purpose, warns Resolution thinktank.
A two-year wait until refugees in the UK are eligible to apply for disability living allowance has left people with war-inflicted injuries and other serious medical conditions without support.
Critics say scheme under which working people claiming universal credit can be fined for failing to do enough to find more work is ‘political dynamite’.