Monthly Archives: September 2017
A dozen Tory MPs have signed a letter calling for a slow-down in the roll-out of Universal Credit.
Survey reveals disabled people apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people in their job search.
UK Government urged to commit to funding school milk subsidies after Brexit.
Latest figures also show a rise in the number of homeless households placed in temporary accommodation.
People sleeping rough are vastly outnumbered by those whose homelessness we don’t see. More needs to be done to reach the most vulnerable.
Shelter Scotland says welfare changes 'directly threaten tenancies and risk pushing more people into homelessness'.
65% of UK carers supporting people with Alzheimer's have suffered emotional and mental health problems.
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to "transform our social security system from one that demonises, to one that is supportive and enabling".
Disability rights campaigner Paula Peters condemned the Tory Government's treatment of disabled people at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.
Report raised ‘very serious concerns’ with government over delay before first payment.
Charity warns accelerated Universal Credit roll-out will leave single parents and their families in severe financial debt.
Alan Barham, who was dismissed by Capita after undercover footage emerged, given caution order by disciplinary panel.
Majority of councils and housing associations say Tory welfare policies are undermining their efforts to reduce homelessness.
Package includes £300 grant for young carers aged 16 to 18 who do at least 16 hours of caring a week, but do not qualify for Carer’s Allowance.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show there were 1.4 million workers on zero-hours contracts in May 2017.
Survey shows that only 1 in 4 social workers feel England's adult social care system is 'fair and safe', due to devastating funding cuts.
David Orr says Grenfell Tower fire highlighted neglect of sector - government must urgently make money available.
Why aren't people entitled to benefits claiming them?
Government must immediately pause the roll-out of Universal Credit "to prevent a human and political catastrophe", says Frank Field MP.
Julie Rodger had her benefits stopped after her husband mistakenly forgot to attend a mandatory Jobcentre meeting.
Liberal Democrat work and pensions spokesman to call for next month’s rollout to be cancelled until overhaul takes place.
North Staffs Green Party condemns 'hugely damaging' disability benefit assessments.