Claimants 'tricked' out of benefits, says Jobcentre whistleblower

A Jobcentre Plus whistleblower has revealed to the Guardian how pressure to cut costs is leading to vulnerable claimants being 'set up' so their benefits get...

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More young people going beyond a tin of food

We’re pleased to be able to share some more stories from vinspired’s Hunger Challenge today (See this post for more information about our work with vinspired’s ‘Beyond a Tin of Food’ campaign.) Steph Lee talks about her own experience of … Continue reading

“I’m not certain that most people in church really care.”

Today, a new resource is being launched for churches who want to be more inclusive of congregation members who are in poverty. It contains notes and ideas from Church Action on Poverty – and  a testimony from Revd Ali Dorey, based on … Continue reading

Trying to stay healthy on £19 a week

A man involved in one of our grassroots projects recently told us his alarming story of poor health and appalling failures in the benefits system. He’s allowed us to share his experience anonymously here on the blog. I’ve had a lot … Continue reading

Food bank Britain and the three faces of poverty

Originally posted on Resistance & Renewal:
A major report ‘Emergency Use Only‘ was published yesterday by the Church of England, Oxfam and the Trussell Trust. It outlines the reality of Food bank Britain: Those receiving emergency food from food banks rose from 128,697 in…

All in it together? Are benefits ever a lifestyle choice?

Church Action on Poverty’s new Poverty Media Unit is working to make the stories of people in poverty more widely heard. As we make our plans, we’ve had interesting conversations with lots of people – including Leeds’ Dole Animators. We … Continue reading

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